Stories written by Mario Dujisin

“Soares Is Dead: Long Live Soares!” Cries Portugal

The death of Mario Soares, former Portuguese prime-minister, president, and historic leader of Lusitanian socialism, demonstrated just how united the Portuguese are with regards to his past and his historical projection.

COOPERATION: Brazilian Discord Dampens Portuguese Language Union

Government officials, church leaders and entrepreneurs from Portugal and the Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa are gearing up for a summit in July aimed at forming a Community of Portuguese-Language Countries (CPLP).

COOPERATION: Brazilian Discord Dampens Portuguese Language Union

Government officials, church leaders and entrepreneurs from Portugal and the Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa are gearing up for a summit in July aimed at forming a Community of Portuguese-Language Countries (CPLP).

ASEAN-EUROPE SUMMIT: Trillion Dollar Trade Dulls Rights Principles

The economic imperatives alone ensure the European Union will not allow rights issues to block its longed- for dialogue with east Asia this week. But gestures of support for human rights are a European habit, one not easily suppressed.

COOPERATION: North-South Centre to be More Global

The new president of a body established to promote world interdependence and solidarity took up his position Tuesday, amid expectations his presence will see an expansion of its role.

PORTUGAL: Leftward Ho, Though Market Rules

The triumph of socialist candidate Jorge Sampaio in Sunday's presidential elections has confirmed for the fourth time in the last two years that Portugal is decidedly moving to the left.

ANGOLA: Where One Out of Three Children Die Before the Age of Five

One out of three children in Angola die before the age of five, and one out of five do not reach their first birthday, according to a report by the Angolan Human Rights Association (AHRA) released here.

ANGOLA: Where One Out of Three Children Die Before the Age of Five

One out of three children in Angola die before the age of five, and one out of five do not reach their first birthday, according to a report by the Angolan Human Rights Association (AHRA) released here.

ANGOLA-CHRONOLOGY: Logbook Of Despair And Hope

Angola commemorates two decades of independence Saturday. The tragic drama played out over those long years has seen the hope of independence dashed by bloody civil war, stoked by superpower and regional involvement.

ANGOLA-POLITICS: Twenty Years of Independence, Two Decades of War

Misery, fear, insecurity, widespread corruption, wrecked economic infrastructures, galloping inflation and a precarious state of health have marked the two decades since Angola became independent on Nov. 11, 1975.

PORTUGAL: Socialist Triumph – a Shift in Style, not Substance

The Socialist Party's (PS) triumph in Portugal's legislative elections on Sunday is expected to bring a change in governing style, without any major shift in the present route towards integration with a Europe that increasingly pays homage to the free market.

PORTUGAL: Socialists Gear up for Return to Power in Sunday’s Vote

The platforms of Portugal's two leading forces, the governing Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the opposition Socialist Party (PS) for Sunday's legislative elections are so similar it is popularly said that the only difference between the two parties is the final "D".