Tabloid Journalism and Corruption in Angola

  • Brian Chama


Brian discusses corruption in Angola arguing that the country faces serious financial mismanagement across every level of society. He explores the role of tabloids in exposing corruption prevalent in the extractive industries and in the presidency’s office. He focuses on Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of President José Eduardo dos Santos, currently considered Africa’s richest woman. Brian discusses the Angolagate which involved an illegal arms sale to Angola despite a United Nations embargo and the back-door transactions. He looks at anti-corruption tabloid journalist Gustavo Costa and how his investigations have come with many risks to his life. He further looks at anti-corruption tabloid journalist Rafael Marques de Morais and how his criticism of widespread corruption has led to regular arrests. Brian concludes that anti-corruption tabloid journalism presents stories of publications with a short lifespan. He notes that despite the country having many natural resources, corruption is a major cancer that continues to destroy the country from inside.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Chama
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  1. 1.The Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced LearningMississaugaCanada

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