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Angola’s dark history: How fearful rulers have governed in the shadows

By France24
22 October 2021   |   12:15 pm
In Perspective, FRANCE 24 looks at the past and present of one pocket of Southern Africa: the country of Angola. Paula Cristina Roque, who spent much of her Covid-19 lockdown penning a new book on Angola called "Governing In The Shadows", joins us from Lisbon to talk about her work.

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