Stories about Angola from September, 2011
Lack of access to care for HIV positive people has been well documented on the African continent. Many initiatives strive to show that things could improve with collective effort, and among them is the Drug Resource Enhancement against AIDS and Malnutrition (DREAM) program.
Recent events have shaken Angolan society and the state. After a large police response to the demonstration against the 32 year-long government of José Eduardo dos Santos on September 3, at least 18 were "unjustly convicted" and sentenced to between 45 days and 3 months in prison.
An Angolan general who who feels the “need to moralize society, [as the] the ordinary citizen feels betrayed by politicians”, has created a profile and a page on Facebook called “The General's Advice”. In one of his most recent notes, he offers advice to political power while addressing current affairs...
On Saturday, September 3, 2011 a group of around 200 young people assembled in Luanda, Angola to protest lack of freedom and the 32-year reign of President José Eduardo dos Santos. According to witnesses, the protest ended with police beating a number of protesters.
A number of political activists made a video call to protest against lack of freedom in Angola for today, September 3. The “32 [years] is a lot” video shows faces and names, unlike March's protest against the government of José Eduardo dos Santos, convened anonymously on the internet.