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Angolan rapper Luaty Beirao's hopes for change

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Angolans go to the polls tomorrow for the second time since the end of the country's civil war a decade ago. The nation has metamorphosed from one of the world's most desolate places to a fast growing economy that sees itself as a regional player. In power for nearly 33 years, president Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, with his ruling party, takes credit for guiding the country through the war and leading the peacetime boom. But many Angolans, especially youngsters, feel it's time for change and for the ruling MPLA party to step down. RFI spoke to Angolan rapper Luaty Beirao, or Ikonoklasta as he's known, about his hopes for change. 

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