A screenshot from Angola soap opera Windeck

Rio de Janeiro - Brazil's own prime-time soap operas have long appeared on African television networks from Tunisia to South Africa. Now it's about to import an African soap opera for the first time.

The state-run Agencia Brasil news agency says the Angolan soap “Windeck” will air on the TV Brasil network. It says a government agency aimed at promoting racial equality helped bring the soap to Brazil.

“Windeck” is the intrigue-filled story of the scheming employees of a Luanda-based fashion magazine. It was nominated for an International Emmy Award.

Brazil's powerful Globo television network has been exporting its big-budget nighttime soaps throughout the globe for decades. Rights to 2012 production “Avenida Brasil” were sold to some 130 countries worldwide.

“Windeck” makes its Brazilian premiere on Monday.

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