Rui was born in Lisbon in 1966, got a PhD in Law from the University of Newcastle, UK and a degree, also, in Law from the Universidade Católica de Lisboa, PT.
He is now the Chief-Legal Adviser of MakaAngola, the main entity that promotes democracy, human rights and fights corruption in Angola. In addition, he is a commentator regarding Africa of Deustsche Welle.
He has written extensively about Angola and talked at a recent time in several academic conferences and seminars at the University of Oxford, London, Birmingham, LSE.
Founder of the Angola Research Network and Member of the Royal African Society.
He is now developing research work at Oxford concerning the build-up of democracy, fundamental rights and the fight against corruption in Angola and DRC.
Previously, he was a Professor of Law in Portugal and Angola, a Visiting Professor in Brazil and Kazakhstan, as well a Visiting Fellow at Newcastle University. Also taught in London.
Main recent books:
VERDE, R., (2018), Angola e Futuro, Lisboa, RCP Edições (Book about future Angola political and economic development). ISBN: 9789898325600.
VERDE, R., ( 2016), Angola e Dinheiro. 4 editions. Lisboa: RCP Edições (Book about Angola and Money). ISBN: 9789898325389.
VERDE, R., (2015), Juízes: o novo poder. Lisboa: RCP Edições. (Book about the new judicial power in contemporary societies). ISBN: 978-989-8325-50-1.
VERDE, R., (2013), Helicópteros com dinheiro. Sair do Euro, da Crise e Mudar o Estado. Lisboa: Chiado Editora (Book about the Portuguese 2011 financial crisis and the burdens of Euro). ISBN: 9789895100279.