Speakers: Lara Pawson, author; Gika Tetembwa, community activist and student; Keith Sommerville, lecturer, University of Kent. Chair: Mary Harper, Africa Editor, BBC.
On 27th May 1977, a faction of the MPLA, the ruling party of Angola, rose up against the leadership. Some called it an attempted coup, others said it was a demonstration that was met with a brutal overreaction. In the weeks and months that followed, thousands of people were killed. These dreadful reprisals are little talked of in Angola today - and virtually unknown outside the country.