Monthly Archives: April 2007

MC Kappa

So, we met. He’s young. Tall. Slim. Thoughtful. Clever. Gentle. What more could you want? And he’s brave. I’ve written to Stern’s music suggesting they sell his music. They should. People would buy it, and like it. It’s good. Good … Continue reading

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happy birthday

Fesa is ten years old. Fesa is a factor of social development. Fesa says: Bread can kill hunger. Water can quench thirst. But only solidarity can nourish hope. And hope, says Fesa, is what Angola needs. For ten years Fesa … Continue reading

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talking

Nothing is stranger than strangers who move to a new country and never learn the language. A French woman, a very nice woman indeed, has been living here for (let me just say) many years and speaks barely a single … Continue reading

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a matter of perspective

A reader of this blog suggested I add some pictures of new buildings in Luanda to balance out those of Sambizanga, and show people the ‘other side’ of this (partially) changing city. So I have. But before you look at … Continue reading

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Sambizanga lakes

Beyond the inner tarmac circle, this is what the roads of Luanda look like almost everywhere. As we left Sambizanga, a lady caught me taking this picture, and she roared with laughter and shouted to the man I was with: … Continue reading

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a drop

It’s all in the mind. Except it’s not. It’s very real. It’s all about what might happen. And it’s better to avoid finding out. Just in case. It’s all about control through the possibility of what might occur. Even if … Continue reading

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objectivity

Perhaps objective journalism should ponder this. Instead of reflecting the different points of view – for example, the government, the opposition, the diplomats, the business interests, the people (is that Freudian that the people are last on that list?) – … Continue reading

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