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Unita chief Jonas Savimbi in December 1985
03/02/2016 - ANGOLA - FRANCE

Angolan rebel leader Savimbi's family sue Call of Duty makers in French court

The family of the late Angolan rebel leader Jonas Savimbi took the makers of the best-selling video game Call of Duty to court in France on Wednesday, claiming that it libels their father by portraying him as a "babarian".


African press review 2 February 2016

South Sudan government troops stand accused of killing 50 people by stuffing them into a shipping container in baking heat.
4th Angolan Dance Festival in Poland
29/01/2016 - International report

4th Angolan Dance Festival in Poland

Recently the 4th edition of the Angolan Dance Festival took place in Krakow, Poland.
The young activists are seen here at their trial in Luanda earlier this month
25/01/2016 - ANGOLA

'Bad joke' trial of 17 Angolan activists drags on ... and on ... and on

The trial of 17 Angolan activists accused of plotting a coup against President Jose Eduardo dos Santos resumed on Monday. Their supporters claim that the charges against them are false.
Preacher Jose Kalupeteka, leader of a millenarian sect called "The Light of the World" sits in court in Huambo, Angola.
19/01/2016 - Angola

Angolan cult leader trial begins

The trial of Julino Kalupeteca, the leader of a Christian sect in Angola, began on Monday in the city of Huambo.
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 ...