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Latest update : 2017-08-23

Rap activist weighs in on Angolan election

Angolans head to the polls Wed. in a parliamentary election expected to see their leader of 38 years, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, hand over the baton to a hand-picked successor. In this edition of FOCUS, we meet prominent Angolan rapper, Luaty Beirao, an outspoken critic of the president. He spent a year in prison after being accused of planning a coup against dos Santos. Beirao fears that with the ruling party's candidate likely to win today's poll, Angolans are in for more of the same.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elom Marcel Toble

By Caroline DUMAY , Stefan CARSTENS , Leanne de Bassompierre

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Jon SCHUBERT

Anthropologist, University of Leipzig

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2017-11-21 Americas

Video: An uncertain fate for US's transgender soldiers

In July, US President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he was re-instating a ban on transgender people serving in the military. Trump justified his shock decision by citing...

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2017-11-20 Africa

From ecological disaster to small miracle in Mauritania

Mauritania is being invaded by typha, a thick type of plant that has sprung up and is growing all over the North African country, destroying other species and even forcing people...

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2017-11-17 Emmanuel Macron

France's newest political party accused of 'old' methods

Six months after becoming France's youngest ever president, Emmanuel Macron is facing signs of rebellion and frustration from within his own party. Some 100 members, including...

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2017-11-16 Africa

Why Anglophone separatists want independence in Cameroon

Over the past year, dozens of people have died in Cameroon fighting for the independence of an English-speaking area of the country, known as Ambazonia. Now their supporters are...

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2017-11-15 Middle East

Middle East: Gaza's armed groups, a sticking point in Fatah-Hamas reconciliation

The process of reconciliation between the two rival Palestinian parties, Fatah and Hamas, is reaching a critical stage. Hamas is soon to hand over control of Gaza to the...

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