Up to the mid-1970s, Luanda residents crowded the city’s bullring’s 20,000 seats to watch bullfights or “touradas” — a violent pastime pitting man against animal that was introduced to the southern African country by its Portuguese colonisers. Locals would form long queues to watch a bullfighter named Chibanga from Mozambique, who was a marked exception in a sport dominated by whites. But after independence in 1975 the MPLA came to power and banned bullfights, which they saw as a reminiscence of the violence of colonial rule. To find out what has become of the famed venue visit the Future Media website.