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· August, 2010

Stories about Angola from August, 2010

Angola: “Alambamento” and Marriage Practices

In Angola, there is quite strong cultural tradition of the asking of the hand of bride in marriage, called alambamento. Considered by some more important that the civil or christian...

Angola: Armament Compared with Brazil and Israel

Every week the Em angola blog posts some figures about the country. This week, on war and violence, Gabriel Toueg makes a comparison between Angola, Brazil and Israel, concerning both...

Angola: Why the Warthog is so ugly

African folklore: why the warthog is so ugly: “God created the warthog to be a fine-looking pig. He was so good-looking that he became vain and rude to all the...

Angola: The biggest open-air market in Africa

Mark and Jana writes about the the biggest open-air market in Africa, the Roque Santeiro Market in Angola:”…is known for being the biggest open-air market in Africa, for transacting thousands...

Africa: African Wedding Songs Playlist

Chale's African wedding songs playlist:”I already have a good idea what will be played at my wedding. Unless, my partner comes up with some recipe of her own. My list...

Angola: Hard Days for Freedom of Press

Isabel Bordalo, a portuguese journalist working in Angola, in her blog, says that the press in that country is going through hard days [pt]. She refers to an episode that...

Africa: It's time for Big Brother Africa All-Stars

On July 18, 2010 Big Brother Africa, a television show produced by Endemol, entered its fifth season with Big Brother Africa All-Stars. The show, which has become the most popular...

Angola: Karpov, Kasparov to visit Angola

Edwin Korir reports that the great Russian Chess masters, Antoli Karpov and Gary Kasparov are set to arrive in Angola in September to take part in a forum dubbed “The...

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