Angolans can’t get enough of its telenovelas, the intrigue-filled television dramas that are broadcast daily on Angolan channels, or of the glamorous styles worn by soap opera stars.To satisfy women’s fashion demands, a growing number of female entrepreneurs in Angola’s capital Luanda are hitting the road, travelling by plane to Brazil, among other fashion hubs, to buy up coveted Brazilian styles.As in many former Portuguese colonies, racial mixing was actively encouraged during the early years of colonisation, in contrast to how things worked in the French and British colonies.Black Angolan Ico (60) is married to white, Portuguese-Angolan Ana Bela (61).
The black guys were like ‘Why is he hanging with them? I was so happy to be back in my home country where you see everyone mixing, no matter the colour of your skin.” And indeed they do, everywhere, clubs, restaurants, on the work floor.
The information was released to Angop by the deputy chairperson for technical area of the Angolan Swimming Federation, Ana Lima.
The official added that the absence of the player who represented the country in the 1st Youth Olympic Games in Singapore 2010, is due to academic reasons.
The official also said that the swimmer was often absent during the last season and is still to report, the reason why she is likely to fail participation in the Zambia competition.
Brazil is often represented as a land of hope in Angola.