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 Afonso Mayenda

Afonso Mayenda (Mbanza Hamza)

Central Angola 7311

Afonso Mayenda, also known as Mbanza Hamza, is a professor and Angolan HRD. He is a member of Central Angola 7311, an online platform that publishes articles about social and political issues and that documents human rights violations.


Human rights defenders in Angola have been victims of arrests, judicial harassment, physical attacks, threats and defamation campaigns. Freedoms of peaceful assembly and expression are limited. Human rights defenders working on civil and political rights and journalists criticizing the government are especially at risk.