Speaking Truth to Power in Angola


The story of Rafael Marques de Morais reveals the dangers of speaking out against an authoritarian state. Rebecca Regan-Sachs reports for ThinkAfricaPress.

Rafael Marques de Morais.

  • Angola:  Police Demolish Shacks in Capital

    Maka Angola, 24 May 2012

    A group of more than 150 officers of the Luanda Provincial Government's Auxiliary Police, supported by heavily armed members of the National Police, demolished more than 80 ... read more »

  • Angola:  A Day in Court to Remember

    Maka Angola, 25 May 2012

    Today I had a memorable court experience. I went to witness the trial of a fellow journalist, Ramiro Aleixo, and found myself stealing away moments of his day in court. The judge ... read more »

  • Angola:  Masters in Corruption At the Independent University

    Maka Angola, 5 April 2012

    Not many developing countries manage to create 20 universities, including public and private, in the space of a decade. In 2009 alone, the Angolan government created six new ... read more »

  • Angola:  President's Budget Finances Family Business

    Maka Angola, 12 January 2012

    President José Eduardo dos Santos's regime has made great efforts to present Angola to the world as a place of modernity, good governance and prosperity, and as a country ... read more »

  • Angola:  Sonangol's Hotel Bill Doesn't Add Up

    Maka Angola, 24 November 2011

    The national oil company Sonangol, which is the largest state-owned company, has been regarded internationally as an oasis of competence and good management practice in Angola. read more »