Afcon 2013 Preview: Angola's Palancas Negras and the Curse of the Quarterfinals

From Africa is a Country Wed Jan 23 2013, 06:48:45

By Claudio Silva* Angola has never made it past the quarterfinals at the African Cup of Nations. This year's competition in South Africa marks the seventh time the Palancas Negras have been to the Afcon. Coincidentally, it was also in South Africa where the Angolans debuted in the competition, back in 1996. Although they put [...]

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

South Africa:   South Africa's New Scapegoats (analysis)
Fahamu
23 April 2015

In the land that ended apartheid two decades ago, violence against other Africans has been on the rise. What has gone wrong and what is to be done? [read more]

Mozambique:   Zuma Replies to a Letter From Mozambique Top Writer (news)
Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique
25 April 2015

South African President Jacob Zuma has replied to the open letter which Mozambique's foremost writer, the novelist and poet Moa Couto, wrote to him last week, urging vigorous measures to end the wave ... [read more]

Ethiopia:   Ethiophobia, Afrophobia - a Shame (news)
Fahamu
22 April 2015

Nelson Mandela was welcomed to Ethiopia with open arms during his time in exile. He was given a handgun, a gift that meant a great deal to him and which may have been the ANC military wing Umkhonto we ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!