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Rapper Luaty Beirao on hunger strike since September 21
14/10/2015 - ANGOLA

Activists call for release of Angolan hunger-strike rapper

The rapper Luaty Beirao is a key figure in Angola's opposition movement, and he has been on hunger strike for 25 days.
José Marcos Mavungo
16/09/2015 - Angola

Rights groups protest campaigner Mavungo's jail sentence

A court in Angola has sentenced rights activist José Marcos Mavungo to six years in prison on rebellion charges, generating a chorus of protest from international rights groups who say his ...

French weekly magazines review 6 September 2015

This week's magazines take an appreciative look at French wines, a more critical glance at French politicians and a totally damning view of wind farms, allegedly causing headaches, migraines and ...
Musician Paulo Flores reveals the secrets of 'semba'
03/09/2015 - World music matters

Musician Paulo Flores reveals the secrets of 'semba'

In this edition of World Music Matters, RFI’s Brenna Daldorph spoke with Paulo Flores, one of Angola’s most famous musicians and the father of modern semba music, when he spoke at an ...
Denis Sassou-Nguesso, president of the Congo Brazzaville, with Sudanese President Omar el-Béchir and the head of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, at the 25th African Union Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, 14 June 2015.
07/07/2015 - France - Congo

President of Congo Brazzaville kicks off Paris visit to discuss reforms

French President Francois Hollande is meeting Tuesday with Denis Sassou-Nguesso, president of the Congo Brazzaville, at the Elysee Palace to kick off a four-day visit that is expected to touch on ...
French President François Hollande
05/07/2015 - France - Cameroon

Hollande acknowledges colonial-era Cameroon massacres but critics want apology

French President François Hollande has broken a longstanding taboo on his country’s controversial role in the genocide of Cameroon’s Bamileke people.
French President François Hollande arrives in Luanda, 2 July 2015
03/07/2015 - ANGOLA - FRANCE

Hollande praises Angola's stability on business-centred visit

French President François Hollande praised Angola as a force for stability in Africa during a visit to the oil-rich country on Friday.
Benin's President Thomas Yayi welcomes François Hollande to Cotonou on Wednesday night

Hollande praises France-friendly Benin on whistle-stop Africa tour

French President François Hollande arrived in Benin at half-past midnight on Wednesday to start a whistle-stop tour that will also take him to Angola and Cameroon.

Angola: journalist Rafael Marques given a suspended six-month prison sentence
06/06/2015 - African Media

Angola: journalist Rafael Marques given a suspended six-month prison sentence

In this week's African Media, RFI takes a look at Angola, where a journalist was condemned after publishing a book on "blood diamonds".

Journalist Rafael Marques was sentenced in connection with "Blood Diamonds" book
29/05/2015 - Angola

Suspended jail sentence bolsters Angolan journalist's determination to carry on

A court in Angola has sentenced an award-winning Angolan journalist to a six-month suspended prison term.