The latest press coverage on corruption, human rights abuses, violations of freedom of the press and socio-economic exclusion in Angola, every Wednesday on Maka Angola:
Mail&Guardian: Dissent grows in Angola
June 21, 2011: Pro-government militia are being blamed for a string of attacks on members of a youth protest movement. The group has been calling for long-serving President José Eduardo dos Santos to step down. Several members of the group Central 7311 - named after their first public demonstration in March last year - claim to have been picked up by armed gangs driving SUVs, threatened with torture and interrogated about their funding sources.
Fox News: Police break up Angolan war veterans' protest
June 21, 2012: Police have dispersed more than 100 protesting Angolan war veterans who claim they have not received promised payments. Police used tear gas and shots were heard during running skirmishes in downtown Luanda Wednesday that lasted more than an hour. It was unclear if live ammunition or rubber bullets.
AFP:Angolan forces block war vets protest
June 21, 2012: Angolan soldiers and riot police on Wednesday deployed water cannon and dogs to block war veterans from protesting for pensions in the capital Luanda, the third such protest this month.Security forces blocked roads in the central district of Maianga as the veterans of the war for independence and Angolan civil war marched to demand payment of their pensions and other social services.
Reuters: Angola police use tear gas, warning shots at veterans' rally
June 20, 2012: Angolan police on Wednesday fired gunshots in the air and used teargas to disperse hundreds of civil war veterans who staged a second protest rally in under two weeks to demand payment of overdue subsidies, Portuguese state news agency Lusa reported.