Nov 1st, 2012
It is almost predictable. Soon, angry, red-eyed Arab youths will be on the move again. Not that the great trek for them has ended anyway, but this time they will fill squares in the Arab world to commemorate the second anniversary of the Arab Spring. Yes, the second anniversary of the Arab Spring, th...
Sep 1st, 2012
David Smith ,guardian.co.uk Dos Santos, expected to remain president after Friday’s election, has avoided external criticism during his 33 years in power. He has an authoritarian streak a mile wide, say his foes, and has ruled his country longer than Robert Mugabe. Yet José Eduardo dos Santos i...
Jun 7th, 2012
A group of former presidential guards had planned to march towards the presidential palace on May 27 in protest against the social and economic conditions in which they were living. The date is filled with symbolism. In 1977, a march towards the presidential palace was used to justify the massacre of...
In Facts about Africa
Oct 15th, 2010
One of Africa’s major oil producers, Angola is also one of the world’s poorest countries. It is striving to tackle the physical, social and political legacy of the 27-year civil war that ravaged the country after independence. The ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA...