Angolan Authorities Detain Youth Protesters as “Coup Plotters”

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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

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