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Accor to open 50 hotels in Angola within two years

AccorHotels has confirmed their partnership with major Angolan company AAA ACTIVOS LDA, to open 50 hotels in Angola (ranging from economy to luxury) between 2015 and 2017. 189 more words

Hotels & Resorts

Nicholas Kristof: A Rare Conscience

On a recent PBS Newshour, Nicholas Kristof did what he does best.  Bearing the conscience of a better world, he related findings of his always-thorough investigative research and evidence witnessed first-hand on a rare trip to Angola.  359 more words

Economic Development

Samsitu Campsite

“Someone has to get out and push!”

By which Andy means someone has to get off the boat and step into crocodile infested waters. It’s our last evening at… 464 more words

Namibia

Cuba and the spirit of revolution

The Cuban revolution is the fountain of resilience and determination, writes Sihle Zikalala in this opinion piece for South Africa’s Mercury/Independent. Zikalala is the ANC’s KwaZulu-Natal provincial secretary. 1,128 more words

News

Albert Woodfox: 43 Years a Slave on the Angola Prison Plantation

By David A. Love

The story of Albert Woodfox tells us all that we need to know about the horrific conditions facing prisoners in the United States, and the troubling origins of American mass incarceration rooted in slavery. 1,019 more words

Politics

Caleb Gee reblogged this on United States Hypocrisy and commented:

Albert Woodfox is the only of the long-suffering political prisoners known as the Angola 3 to still be incarcerated. He has been held in solitary confinement - which UN experts insist is a form of torture - for an unconscionable 43 years. Following the overturn of his conviction in a federal court in November, a Louisiana Judge ordered in June that the now-elderly Woodfox, whom evidence suggests was never guilty of the crime for which he was given a life sentence, be released immediately. The Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has no intention of following this order however. After his conviction was overturned, Woodfox was charged once again in February and has yet to be released. The conviction of one of his fellow members of the Angola 3, Robert King, was overturned in 2001. Herman Wallace, the other of the three founding members of the Angola Chapter of the Black Panther Party, was finally released on October 1, 2013 only to die three days later of advanced liver cancer on October 4.

African 5 Most Beautiful Girls Of 2014

2014 was a great year for girls to participate in so many beauty competitions. As you know there’s always a winner in every competition. The following list is made of 5 first girls who should have or who represented Africa in different beauty competitions. 41 more words

2014

Sihlangu - the King's Shield

Swaziland’s national football team is known as Sihlangu, the King’s shield. They managed their first ever away win against Guinea last month (the outbreak of Ebola had nothing to do with it) so confidence was high for the home game with Angola. 737 more words

Swaziland