Parental Responsibility

Lately I have been thinking a lot about the ease with which we say certain things not really thinking about what they actually mean. Oftentimes when chatting to friends or family members I see [...]

Venice – the city without a soul

One of the most famous places in the world Venice has for centuries attracted people to its shores. It is famed for being the city of romance, built on the sea and criss-crossed by canals. Its [...]

Why do We Believe in Star Signs?

Star Signs – one of the most intriguing things in life for many people is trying, and not being able to, set their life on a specific path. Many believe that hard work and dedication will [...]

The meaning of Carnival

Whenever we mention the word Carnival Brazil usually comes to mind for most, if not all of us. We have all heard about the famous Rio Carnival that attracts millions of people every year. It is [...]

Up and About – Holland Park

Hidden nature escapes In London it is very common to find hidden gardens and beautiful parks right in the middle of busy urban areas. This is the case of Holland Park. Situated just off [...]

The Carnival at Your Doorstep

When I first went to view my flat in Notting Hill I felt excited about the prospects of living along the route of Europe’s best street party. It was around February, at the time the main [...]

Re-discovering Lisbon

Lisbon I lived in Lisbon for 18 years and I still feel like a tourist. Every time I come back for the holidays I find a city full of character and history. A city long renowned for its conquests, [...]

The Buzz of London 2012

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This Summer has been an exciting period so far, with hundreds of thousands of tourists arriving in London for the London 2012 Olympic Games. it is [...]

At a Presidential Business Lunch

Mozambique: Presidential round table lunch in London. Very soon after I started volunteering with the Commonwealth Business Council I realised that a perk of this job was “rubbing [...]

Cape Verde Votes for New President

UK Diaspora votes Cabo Verde: Capeverdeans all over the world voted today to decide on who will be the next President. In the UK the Diaspora had the opportunity to vote for the first time. This [...]

Angolan Natural History Expo

A collection of unique Angolan artefacts, photographs and archive films will be exclusively showcased in London by the Powell-Cotton Museum on 20 May. The free event is organised in association [...]

Fado diva Mariza London dates

The singer will perform in London next month. “Mariza is more than just the leading Portuguese fado singer of her generation. She is a global icon who has seduced worldwide audiences with her [...]

BBC Portuguese for Africa to be Axed

Portuguese for Africa is amongst the sectors that will be affected by government cuts to the Grant-in-Aid funding from the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the BBC announced today. [...]

Showcase of Angolan Arts and Crafts

The Working Men’s College in North London will be hosting an event showcasing aspects of Angolan culture including arts, music and dance. The event, promoted on social networking site Facebook, [...]

Interview: Cape Verde Honorary Consul

The newly appointed Honorary Consul to Cape Verde in London has received the signed document from the Capeverdean authorities authorising him to start a mandate. In his first interview, 59 years [...]