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(BBC) – The producers of a popular television soap in Angola have apologised after an episode which showed a gay couple kissing caused outrage among viewers.

State television said it had suspended broadcasts of Jikulumessu for “technical reasons”.

Many viewers felt the programme went too far by showing two men kissing, although homosexuality is not illegal in Angola, correspondents say.

The programme was produced by a firm owned by the president’s son.

Jose Eduardo Paulino dos Santos, a leading artist better known by his stage name Coreon Du, has been accused of promoting homosexuality in Angola, where many people hold conservative religious and social values.

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