Monthly Archives: January 2010

none so blind

For an interview with BBC TV about Cabinda a week ago today, it took me 45 minutes to get from home to the building, it took me 10 minutes to get from the BBC reception to the studio, it took … Continue reading

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you cannot blow the bloody sun up

Watch this. And find out more about Philip Gross here.

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déjà vu

A very good waxworker and sculptor (take a look at these!) sent me an interesting message this morning about the media (we’ve been chatting a little about the Cabinda story) which I quote in full here: ‘A terribly young artist … Continue reading

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Francisco Luemba

was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning while I was lying asleep in a large house in the New Forest, tucked up beneath two duvets and a blanket with a Border Collie sprawled over my legs. While I … Continue reading

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I received an email today which stated, simply, ‘New heaven and new earth needed – Angola.’ At first, I thought, aha, this means that someone wants a new heaven and earth for Angola. I closed the email and carried on … Continue reading

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Cabinda: all the President’s men

This afternoon, at tea-time, I was updated on this (see previous post). Sr Belchior’s wife has now been allowed to speak to her husband and to deliver some food for him. But of course, unless she can give it to … Continue reading

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Cabinda: update on Sr Belchior arrest

The wife of Sr Belchior has been stopped from visiting her husband since he was detained by police in Cabinda yesterday. She has not been allowed to take him food or medication, despite the fact he is currently sick with … Continue reading

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