Natural resource abundance in a country should not translate into a curse.
The optimism Angolan president João Lourenço’s election generated four years ago has dwindled as electoral promise after another have failed to materialise.
In the aftermath of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Russia looks like an increasingly desirable international partner across much of the globe.
The Angolan political elite lost an extraordinary opportunity to improve significantly the country’s constitution.
For the Deep Blue Project to work the government must address the factors that enable piracy and insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea.
Angola needs a mixed electoral system. This would promote accountability through the direct election of representatives from constituencies.
The Southern African Development Community does not have a remarkable record of military interventions in civil conflicts in the region.
A year later, it’s clear that the dance promotes a conscious concept of Africanity – sowing feelings of tolerance and contentment that have conquered international audiences.
Africa’s key to future food-nutrition security may depend on the untapped potential of indigenous fruit trees.
A new book explains the manifestations of the oil curse in Nigeria and Angola since independence.
The turn towards authoritarianism, xenophobia and racism in Western democracies makes it unlikely that former Western slave-trading nations will agree to reparations in the near future.
The revered trombonist, composer and cultural activist never wished to be ‘the state composer’ but remained political until the end, in service of the people.
During the coronavirus pandemic the Jerusalema dance challenge enacted a way for communities to connect - repetitive enough to be picked up and varied enough to tease.
Angola has a complex history in which war has featured prominently. There is much more to the country than that, and a new book provides insight on beauty, happiness, and everyday life in Benguela.
Citizens have been denied their right to elect officials at the grassroots and this has allowed the central government to maintain rigid control of the country’s regions.
The gap between the continent’s most democratic and authoritarian regions is likely to continue to grow.
Downgrades have a devastating effect on economies that are already strained. The decision to downgrade during a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic must be challenged.
No other photographer in southern Africa has documented war in the way that John Liebenberg did. He captured the life and the conflict of both sides in his body of work.
The Dos Santos family and their supporters claim they are the objects of political persecution.
The Portuguese colonisers were not the only ones who could use radio for control. A new book tells how popular radio broadcasts from Angola’s liberation fighters were used as weapons in the struggle.