In Jan. 15, 1997, Princess Diana walked through an active minefield in Angola. Here's how land mine ban advocate Paul Heslop, who helped Diana detonate a land mine in front of an audience of international reporters, remembers the day.
Before Donald Trump was president-elect, Daily Show host Trevor Noah compared him to various African dictators. But the comparison doesn't hold up all that well — well, until you get to the nepotism part.
When Angola was still a colony of Portugal, dance clubs in Angola produced a kind of distinct music that took fire and eventually took Portugal by storm. Now, a new band of Portugese and Angolans is taking that old kuduro sound and turning it into new music.
Buraka Som Sistema has been creating a unique take on Angolan kuduro music. The group's sound initially struck a chord with Lisbon's young clubgoers, and ever since they've been heating up dance floors around the globe. Reporter Mirissa Neff has more.
Angola underwent first democratic elections in 16 years, but already many feel there is something amiss. Amidst reports that people were bussed in from neighboring Congo to vote, the opposition party is calling for a recount as additional reports of voters receiving handouts of cash, alcohol and cars from the ruling party continue to circulate.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is about to begin her seven-country tour of the African continent. To examine her agenda and its possible implications, The Takeaway is joined by Will Ross of the BBC, and New America Foundation fellow Steve Clemons.