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Friday, November 8th, 2013

The increasingly shaky edifice of Luanda

Two weeks ago at the Lisbon Urban Roots music festival the afro-electronic group Batida, in collaboration with Angolan artist Ikonoklasta, called for solidarity with Angola’s youngest political prisoner, Nito Alves, who is fast becoming a symbol of the Angolan regime’s repressive attitude towards its critics. On the 12 September 2013, seventeen year old Manuel Chivonde

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Mali’s Rebels and their Fans–Suffering and Smiling

Strange bedfellows in the Malian Sahara of late. The Tuareg rebel movements that took control of northern Mali last month looked to have struck a deal over the weekend, only to have it come into question since....

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

We still prefer hanging

“… Amnesty International recently released its annual global report on the death penalty, covering executions and death sentences worldwide in 2009. The report states that more than 700 people were executed in 18 countries in 2009, and...