[Deutsche Welle] Angola’s Joao Lourenco has been sworn in on Tuesday as president replacing Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil-rich country with an iron grip for 38 years.
[Deutsche Welle] Angola’s president-elect Joao Lourenco has promised to stamp out cronyism and corruption.
[Deutsche Welle] Because of his 36-day hunger strike, Luaty Beirao became the most famous of 17 activists detained in Angola. He was released under an amnesty earlier this year but told DW he cannot feel really free.
[Fahamu] Today’s Angola proves the African proverb that all manner of knives are brought out the day an elephant is killed. Pity is that the party that should have all Angolans in attendance is for a select few
[Maka] There are more than 40 people in the room, most of them sitting or lying on their cotton wraps on the floor. The heat is unbearable, as is the stink of sweat and dirt
[Maka] In the last few months, health concerns have prompted President José Eduardo dos Santos to make several trips to Spain for medical treatment.
[Maka] In Angola’s only open and free election in 1992, the question on the minds of most voters was: Should I vote for the “Killers” or the “Thieves?” The former rebel movement UNITA of today bears no resemblance to the killers of old, but the ruling MPLA has taken stealing to a new and unprecedented level.
[Maka] President José Eduardo dos Santos’s tightening stranglehold on freedom of expression in Angola and his government’s decades of fear and repression will cast an indelible stain on the 40th anniversary of the country’s independence, said Amnesty International today.
[News24Wire] The United Nations (UN) general assembly has named a set of guidelines for the humane treatment of prisoners after Nelson Mandela.
[Maka] Captain Zenóbio Lázaro Muhondo Zumba, 34 years old, became the first collateral victim of searches being carried out by the Criminal Investigation Service (SIC) and by Intelligence Services on computers, writings and other documentation seized from the 15 people arrested for allegedly plotting a coup.