Dr Ricardo Soares de Oliveira talks to Professor Rana Mitter about the 'Easternisation' of Angola

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Ricardo Soares de Oliveira has been interviewed by Rana Mitter on BBC Radio 3's 'Free Thinking' programme (30 June) on the subject of his recent book: Angola.

Ricardo was asked why he chose to study this particular country, and he replied that it is a country of paradoxes: just 10 years ago it was seen as a 'failed state', after a civil war that is estimated to have killed around 1,000,000 people, but now it is possible to sit in a 5-star hotel and observe an influx of activity and investment from China and Portugal.

The full programme can be heard here (Ricardo appears at around 21m 48s): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07h6r8v

Professor Rana Mitter is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, Fellow, St Cross CollegeDr Ricardo Soares de Oliveira is Associate Professor of African Politics, Official Fellow of St Peters College