What does Angola’s middle class have to say about the elections?

From: This is Africa

Hello people,

Received wisdom has it that political change is largely driven by the middle classes. For instance, most of those coordinating the North African protests were middle class. So why, in Angola, did the protests against the re-election of the party of the world’s third-longest serving ruler remain so small scale, despite the fact that many of those protesting were middle class? As the country goes to the polls today, we bring you the third instalment in our series about the world’s fastest growing economy.

We hope you enjoy the piece, and the rest of this update.


Siji Jabbar (Editor)

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