Stories about Angola from October, 2010
Africa: Engaging Francophone/Anglophone divide in researching Africa
“Engaging Francophone/Anglophone divide in researching Africa” is a panel that invites contributions that attempt to map out specific areas of the Francophone-Anglophone polarisation in African studies as sites of knowledge production that create both opportunities and constraints for research in and on Africa.
Angola: Update on Press Freedom – “Repression or Urban Violence?”
One day after Global Voices published an article about the murder of journalist Chakussanga, on October 22 another Angolan journalist from “Radio Despertar” – Antonio Manuel “Jojó” da Silva – was injured in stabbing, as Committee to Protect Journalists reports.
Africa: Africa Rural Connect 3.0
Lisa reports that African Rural Connect 3.0 is live: “After months of hard work, the National Peace Corps Association's Africa Rural Connect team has launched additional interactive tools and features in order to maximize the collaborative experience for members of Africa Rural Connect.”
Angola: Journalist Murdered: Repression or urban violence?
On the 5th of September, journalist Albert Graves Chakussanga lost his life at the hands of strangers who in cold blood shot him down inside his house, in the neighbourhood of Viana in Luanda. According to Reporters without Borders, Chukassanga was killed from behind with a gun equipped with a silencer....
Africa: Growth, Innovation and Transport
Stephen writes about growth, innovation and transport in the development of Sub Saharan Africa economies: “Many people recognize that access to adequate transport services is vital for development. Since 1987, the Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP)—a partnership driven by 36 countries—has been working with governments and regional organizations to...
Angola: The Origin of Angolan Kuduro
What is the origin of Angoln Kuduro?: “It all started here: an Angolan amputee, a car, and a dream. Okay, Kuduro, a genre of Angolan dance music, started long before that, but for me, it started here.”
Brazil: Encounters and Dialogues on Lusophone Cultures
From 18-22 October there are “lusophone encounters and dialogues” [pt] with Portuguese language African countries at the Federal University of Ceará. The Brazilian University hosts the 3rd edition of the festival that aims to reflect about cultural influences and common identities. Follow on Twitter. @IIIFestivalUFC.
Africa: Write About Water in Africa for Blog Action Day
You are invited to blog about water in Africa for Blog Action Day: “Happy Blog Action Day everyone! The topic this year is WATER. Kabissa members are invited to blog about water in AFRICA. You can send in your posts via email to email@example.com or post online to http://kabissa.org/group/connect (if...
Angola: Angola's Most Famous Slave Trader
Angola’s most famous slave trader Dona Anna Joaquina will be the topic of the Angola Field Group’s presentation Thursday, October 14 at 8:00 PM at the Viking Club in Luanda, Angola.