Taking lives: Living in Kleptoland?

The struggle of a mother living in a Luandan slum is one that requires all her might, each day, just to keep...

Leaders for a new Africa? A new ISPI Report

The Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) just published its new Africa Report – Leaders for a new Africa. Democrats, autocrats and development...

Sino-Angolan relations: Old oil and new politics

The China–Angola relationship was forged for purely pragmatic reasons at an opportune moment of mutual need in the early 2000s. For that...

Africa in 2017: The political road ahead

Nic Cheeseman reflects on some of the discussions emerging from the recent Royal African Society event 'Africa in 2017: Prospects and Forecasts' at the...

Southern Africa’s liberation movements: Can they abandon old bad habits?

Over the past year, there has been leadership changes in Angola, South Africa and Zimbabwe, but does this leadership renewal signal the renewal of...

Corruption and the rule of law in Angola

Our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman shares the experience of Rafael Marques de Morais who has been facing charges in Angola, having provided an account of the corruption...

Rafael Marques free

We are delighted to share the news that all charges against Rafael Marques were dropped yesterday, and he has now been released. Rafael -...

Pro-Democracy Protests in Angola

In recent weeks Angola has been rocked by protests against the MPLA government that have been violently suppressed. Here we provide a summary of...

Between citizenship and marginalisation in Angola

Vasco Martins tells us about his recent research on citizenship in Angola, which has recent been published in Citizenship Studies. Vasco is a researcher at...

The Struggle for Democracy in Angola

Democracy in Africa contributor Justin Pearce has contributed an article to the African Arguments series. Here, he summarizes his argument that the recent protests...