In some ways, says Portuguese ex-boxer Jorge Pina, the loss of most of his sight was the making of him. “I didn’t lose my sight, I just see things differently,” he says. Forced to abandon his world title dreams, Pina devotes his time to helping troubled kids from rough neighbourhoods stay on the right path by channelling their energy into sport.
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Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has answered questions at a news conference in Lisbon about the Skripal case, as well as UK claims of a Russian threat. That’s after meeting his Portuguese counterpart.
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Fernando Moura and his herd may not look like heroes but the Portuguese farmer and his 370 goats are the latest recruits in the country’s battle against summer forest fires.
Just a few days after Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of raping a woman in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009, the football star has been left out of the Portuguese national squad for its upcoming matches in October and November, and Nike has taken the rare step of expressing concern about one of its own athletes. Kathryn Mayorga, an American former model, decided to go public with her allegations as a result of the #MeToo movement, her lawyer says.
A wreckage of a Portuguese trading vessel is discovered at the bottom of the mouth of the Tagus River, near Lisbon.
This week on Africa Weekly, we travel to Mozambique where schools are increasingly teaching in the local Changana dialect in addition to the country’s official language, Portuguese. And we take you to Benin where the niche sport of fencing has taken a foothold — with the national federation setting its sights on Olympic qualification.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY
Hundreds of Portuguese firefighters and soldiers battled ferocious forest fires that raged around the Monchique Range in the Algarve as meteorologists warned of “significant winds” to come.
Resident of the Portuguese town of Amora outside Lisbon try to stay cool in the Europe’s heatwave — with many people opting for the beach.
French President Emmanuel Macron meets Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa in Lisbon. IMAGES
Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo greets hundreds of fans at a promotional event in a mall in Beijing, during his first day of a two-day visit to China.