August 20, 2012: Political campaigning is in full swing in Angola. Parliamentary elections are due to take place at the end of this month will be only the third since the country gained independence from Portugal in 1975. President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has ruled Angola for 32 years making him Africa’s second longest-standing leader. The non-governmental organisation, Human Rights Watch, has accused him of suppressing the Angolan media for his political gain. RFI spoke to Sizaltina Cutaia, a human rights activist about how people are accessing impartial information ahead of the elections.
August 17, 2012: Inspired by the Arab Spring, Angola’s nascent youth movement is attempting to gain momentum by exposing corruption and rights abuses by the government of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos who has ruled Africa’s second biggest oil producer for 32 years.
August 16, 2012: As Angola’s second post-civil war [1975-2002] elections on 31 August quickly draw near, This is Africa takes a look at the role of music in Angolan politics. Politically-conscious rappers address and attack what they perceive as an unjust society and bad governance. Kuduristas don’t.