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· May, 2011

Stories about Angola from May, 2011

Angola: Organizer Arrested on the Eve of Protest Against Poverty

  25 May 2011

Luis Bernardo, the president of MRIS (Revolutionary Movement for Social Action) who organized a protest against poverty [pt] in Luanda today, was arrested on the eve of the event [pt]. A few days before, Bernardo had denounced threats against him by the Angolan regime, as reported [pt] on the blog...

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Africa: Africa Day Celebrated on Twitter

  25 May 2011

Happy Africa Day! Africa Day is the annual commemoration on May 25 of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). In 2002 the OAU established its own successor, the African Union. The name and date of Africa Day has been retained as a celebration of African unity.

Africa: African Champions League Results

In a post published on May 9 on Afrik.com, Ali Makha analyses [fr] the results of the African Champions League: ” The semi-quarter finals in the African Cup gave their verdict this week-end. In Champions League, TP Mazembe saved the day  against WAC, while in the CAF Cup, FUS Rabat had...

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Africa: Reactions to The Beatification of Pope John Paul II

  15 May 2011

Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from all around the world landed on Rome to participate in religious ceremonies for the beautification of Pope John Paul II, known as “JP2”, declared “Blessed” on May 1st by his successor, Benedict XVI, in the presence of official delegations from 87 countries and 2300 journalists. In Africa, where an estimated 150 million Catholics live, what stirred a controversy is the attendance of some African presidents and bloggers were particularly shocked by the presence of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe.

Angola: Maka: Anti-Corruption Watchdog

  11 May 2011

Maka is an anti-corruption watchdog in Angola run by Rafael Marques de Morais, an Angolan journalistPercy Qoboza. He is the winner of Civil Courage Prize, from the Train Foundation (US) in 2006.

Angola: The Way of Being of the Traditional Markets

  10 May 2011

Can the traditional markets of the world “[reflect] the living culture and [give] the sense of place better than any city tour ever could, in more depth than the destination’s best museum”? Anja Mutic, from the blog Ever The Nomad believes so and offers us a glimpse into the markets...

Angola: Lack of Coverage on the Exclave of Cabinda

  2 May 2011

“Nowadays speaking of Cabinda is something that displeases the political powers of Angola and Portugal”, says [pt] journalist Orlando Castro on his blog Alto Hama. Cabinda, with some of the largest offshore oil fields in the world, was integrated into Angola as its exclave and province in 1975, despite the...

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