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In loving memory of Mkhululi Kusta

Our collective remembers Mkhululi Kusta.  His contributions for the caravan and on the caravan were  immense and we thank him for his work and words.

Eish akwamnkeleki intliziyo zethu zinxunguphele can’t bring myself to accept that this great soul a hip hop legend a strong comrade a father n a gifted lericist .

R.I.P mkhululi khusta sijora umzabalazo uyaqhubeka nkokheli
Amaaaandlaaa

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AHC statement on the arrest of 15 Hiphop Activists in Angola

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 10, 2015

Contact: Anele Selekwa, +27 83 5121003

soundzofthesouth@gmail.com; hiphopcaravan@riseup.net

15 ANGOLAN ACTIVISTS ARRESTED – RELEASE THE ‪#‎ProcessoDos15

 “Who speaks the truth ends up in a coffin / what sort of democracy is this?”  —lyrics by Angolan Hiphop Artist MCK 

The Afrikan Hiphop Caravan (AHC) strongly condemns the Angolan state’s perpetual brutal crackdown on protestors and dissent.

On Saturday, June 20th, the Angolan government arrested 15 activists for allegedly plotting to overthrow the 36 year-long rule of president Jose Eduardo dos Santos. The corrupt MPLA-led government is known for extreme violent and brutal tactics to silence youth protest movements. Continue reading

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Angolan Authorities Detain Youth Protesters as “Coup Plotters”

First published online here: http://www.makaangola.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11567&catid=27:democracia&Itemid=230&lang=en

Rafael Marques de Morais, June 25, 2015

Mbanza Hamza, one of the detainees, campaigning for justice.

For the Angolan authorities, the very thought of an Angola without President José Eduardo dos Santos at its helm, let alone any protest against his rule, continues to be a matter of crime and punishment.

President dos Santos has been in power for 36 years and wants to be celebrated as the architect of peace and guarantor of stability, though opponents say he is ruining the country. Continue reading