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Clara Onofre

By being a member o f the GV team, i am hoping to show the reality of this country, with the good and the bad things…

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Latest posts by Clara Onofre

29 June 2010

Angola: Once Upon a Time in Roque Santeiro

The development experienced by Luanda holds one of the most frequented commercial spaces in the city. The Roque Santeiro Market, that generates thousands of dollars a day, to account, is...

1 June 2010

Angola: A Foreign Look by Afonso Loureiro

Living in Angola, Portuguese citizen Afonso Loureiro has been threatened because of his blog. In this interview, he talks about that episode, the country that hosts him and about self...

21 December 2009

Angola: Interview with Feliciano Cangüe from the Hukalilile blog

Professor and engineer Feliciano Cangüe is the author of the blog Hukalilile (Don't cry for me, Angola), and the first of several Angolan bloggers who feature in a series of...

9 November 2009

Angola: The high cost of living in Luanda

The high cost of living in the country is paradoxical: Angola's high development indicators are not reflected in the finances of the majority of Angola's citizens and do not translate...

13 August 2009

Angola: The assassination of a ruling party MP

The Angolan blogosphere reacts to a double murder: a Member of Parliament and her brother, a Migration and Foreigners Services officer, were gunned down at the end of July. Was...

1 August 2009

Angola: National flag carrier removed from EU blacklist

After two years, the first TAAG flight from Luanda to Lisbon is scheduled for today, 1 August 2009 with a Boeing 777-200ER. The blogosphere discusses the EU lifting national flag...

26 June 2009

Angola: New highway code in action

Discussions around the changes brought by the new Angolan highway code have been taking place on the blogosphere and divided society. On one hand, the new code is seen as...

22 March 2009

Angola: Pope is greeted by the largest crowd of his African tour

The climax of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Angola was an open-air mass this Sunday, when nearly million people from various Angolan provinces and other African countries came to Luanda...

17 March 2009

Angola: Celebrating Angolan Women's Day with poetry

March is a month of double celebration for Angolan woman: apart from International Woman's Day, Angolan Woman's Day is celebrated on March 2nd because of the bravery of four women...

21 February 2009

Angola: Presidential elections postponed?

As of the end of February 2009, there is still no schedule for the presidential elections in Angola, which were due this year. The main priority for the MPLA, the...

23 January 2009

Angola: Controversy and Contradictions Over New Airports

The construction of new international airports for Luanda, one of them costing seventy-four million US dollars, is a controversial subject that has set bloggers talking in Angola. Does the city...

18 January 2009

Angola: An increase in domestic violence or only in awareness?

The rates of domestic violence in Angola have increased considerably but it is a good sign: by reporting more, Angolan women get a step closer to ending the abuse perpetrated...

14 January 2009

Angola: With Ebola Around the Corner, Borders Are Closed

The ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has not spread into Angola. To prevent it happening, the neighbouring country has shut down its borders with the DRC and...

24 December 2008

Angola: On The Lack of Human Rights

In the mood for the Human Rights Day celebrations this December, Angolan bloggers have much to say. Angola has still not ceased appearing in reports about violations of the Universal...

14 December 2008

Angola: A country with huge, untapped tourism potential

Angola boasts an amazing interior landscape, rich and varied fauna, bountiful wildlife, and an extensive national park system, offering something for every visitor. However, most of its potential is still...

26 November 2008

Angola: Children as young as 6 face accusations of witchcraft

Children as young as six years old have been accused of witchcraft and abandoned, mistreated, tortured and even killed in Angola, where such accusations are deemed valid. Clara Onofre investigates...

5 November 2008

The Lusosphere for Obama

See how bloggers from Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde and East Timor are celebrating Obama as the new US president, and how they hope his election will bring change to their...

2 November 2008

Angola: Hawkers face a hard life with dignity and courage

Going up and down the streets of Luanda to sell sweet fruit like sugar apples, scented mangoes, or hope-color avocados, the "zungueiras", or Angolan hawkers, usually the breadwinners of their...

28 October 2008

Angola: On the mermaid Kianda and other mythical beings

Angola has several stories, legends and mythical characters which, like a breath of fresh air, feed the imagination of young ones and adults alike, giving wealth to Angolan history and...

19 October 2008

Angola: On the sadness and happiness of being a returnee

Angola, 1975. The country had just become independent and the former Portuguese colonizers, as well as their families and many Angolan citizens, had to flee leaving everything they had behind....

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