The Angolan cartoonist Sérgio Piçarra was awarded the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law for his commitment to the promotion of freedom of expression in Angola.
It is the first time an Angolan has won the prize.
From his home in Angola, Piçarra gives shape to his caricatures after looking at the headlines in national and international newspapers.
He began his career as a cartoonist in 1990, giving life to the well-known character “Mankiko, the undefeatable,” a lazy, lying, problematic individual who aims to criticise the diverse political and social contexts of Angolan reality.
Besides Mankiko, Sérgio Piçarra gave life to another character, Esperança, a young girl who carries her brother on her back, which aims to draw society’s attention to another reality very common in Angola.