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Book: Today in History: Portuguese celebrate 43 years of constitutional democracy Santa Maria: Aerospace Airbus to build base to launch satellites into orbit Ciganos: Portuguese Roma in major German photo project Book:
 

Book: ‘Ualalapi: Fragments from the End of Empire’ by Esaú Cossa- Editor’s Note

  Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa first published Ualalapi: Fragments from the End of Empire in Portuguese in 1987. Named one of Africa’s hundred best books of the twentieth century, it reflects on Mozambique’s past and present through interconnected narratives related to the last ruler of the Gaza Empire, Ngungunhane. Defeated by the Portuguese in 1895, […]

Today in History: Portuguese celebrate 43 years of constitutional democracy – Portugal

Since 1974 “Freedom Day” is celebrated in Portugal — April 25 – as a national holiday to mark the bloodless military coup, supported by the civilian population, bringing democracy and civil liberties to the Portuguese people. After almost five decades of dictatorship (1937-1974), the Carnation Revolution, ended the Estado Novo regime, the longest dictatorship in Europe, […]

Santa Maria: Aerospace Airbus to build base to launch satellites into orbit – Azores

The island of Santa Maria in the Azores is being considered by the aerospace company Airbus as a well-positioned place to build a space base from which rockets will launch small earth satellites into orbit, the Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, revealed […]

Ciganos: Portuguese Roma in major German photo project – by Len Port

By Len Port, Contributor (*) Romani families in Portugal recently welcomed into their homes a professional German photographer, Florian Schwarz, to take portraits for a unique exhibition to illustrate the diversity of migrant communities across Europe. Schwarz’s focus on Romani people, more commonly known in English as Gypsies and in Portuguese as Ciganos, was the […]

Book: ‘The Paras: Portugal’s First Elite Force in Africa,1961-1974′ – Editor’s Note

Portuguese paratroopers or “paras” began as a stepchild of the army and found a home in the Portuguese Air Force in 1955. Initially, the post-World War Two Portuguese Army seemed to have had mixed emotions about the need for elite, special-purpose forces that operated in small units with the attendant flexibility and elevated lethality. Shock […]

Book: ‘Ualalapi: Fragments from the End of Empire’ by Esaú Cossa- Editor’s Note

25 April 2017

  Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa first published Ualalapi: Fragments from the End of Empire in Portuguese in 1987. Named one of Africa’s hundred best books of the twentieth century, it reflects on Mozambique’s past and present through interconnected narratives related to the last ruler of the Gaza Empire, Ngungunhane. Defeated by the Portuguese in 1895, […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Featured, Heritage, Mozambique, People, Politics, Portugal, World

Today in History: Portuguese celebrate 43 years of constitutional democracy – Portugal

25 April 2017

Since 1974 “Freedom Day” is celebrated in Portugal — April 25 – as a national holiday to mark the bloodless military coup, supported by the civilian population, bringing democracy and civil liberties to the Portuguese people. After almost five decades of dictatorship (1937-1974), the Carnation Revolution, ended the Estado Novo regime, the longest dictatorship in Europe, […]

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Posted in Angola, Azores, Cape Verde, Community, East Timor, Faial, Featured, Guiné-Bissau, Heritage, Madeira, Mozambique, Organizations, People, Politics, Portugal, World

Santa Maria: Aerospace Airbus to build base to launch satellites into orbit – Azores

20 April 2017

The island of Santa Maria in the Azores is being considered by the aerospace company Airbus as a well-positioned place to build a space base from which rockets will launch small earth satellites into orbit, the Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, revealed […]

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Posted in Azores, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Portugal, Santa Maria, Terceira

Ciganos: Portuguese Roma in major German photo project – by Len Port

19 April 2017

By Len Port, Contributor (*) Romani families in Portugal recently welcomed into their homes a professional German photographer, Florian Schwarz, to take portraits for a unique exhibition to illustrate the diversity of migrant communities across Europe. Schwarz’s focus on Romani people, more commonly known in English as Gypsies and in Portuguese as Ciganos, was the […]

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Posted in Featured, Heritage, People, Portugal, World

Book: ‘The Paras: Portugal’s First Elite Force in Africa,1961-1974′ – Editor’s Note

18 April 2017

Portuguese paratroopers or “paras” began as a stepchild of the army and found a home in the Portuguese Air Force in 1955. Initially, the post-World War Two Portuguese Army seemed to have had mixed emotions about the need for elite, special-purpose forces that operated in small units with the attendant flexibility and elevated lethality. Shock […]

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Posted in Angola, Arts&Culture, Books, Featured, Heritage, Portugal

Travel: Azores Airlines on strike from May 1 to May 2 – Portugal

14 April 2017

Cabin workers from SATA International / Azores Airlines have announced they will be on strike from May 1 to May 2 according to a statement released to the press by the National Union of Civil Aviation (SNPVAC). The two day stoppage, which will include “all Azores Airlines/SATA International flights”, will fulfill only the “minimum services” of […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, Portugal, Travel

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