Zuma arrives in Angola

2015-01-14 10:49

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Luanda, Angola, ahead of a meeting with the country's president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the presidency says.

Angola 'killing, torturing opponents'

2014-11-13 07:37

Amnesty International has accused Angolan security forces of extrajudicial killings and the use of excessive force in suppressing dissent against the government of veteran ruler Jose Eduardo Dos Santos.

Kerry embarks on major Africa tour

2014-04-30 07:48

US Secretary of State John Kerry has embarked on his first major tour of Africa focussed on some of the continent’s most brutal wars including the bloodshed in South Sudan.

Dos Santos names new defence minister

2014-04-23 13:32

Long-serving Angolan President Jose Eduardo do Santos has replaced his powerful defence minister with the former head of the ruling party, a statement says.

Angola reporter convicted for questioning screams at police station

2014-02-08 05:45

An Angolan radio journalist has been convicted for defamation after allegedly inquiring about screams coming from prisoners inside a police station.

Mandela bucked Africa's 'trend'

2013-12-07 22:24

Former president Nelson Mandela resisted the trend set by many post-independence African leaders when he stepped down from power after serving one term in office, a report says.

Angolan president sacks security chief

2013-11-16 09:28

Angola's president has reportedly sacked his intelligence and state security chief, amid allegations linking the sector's staff to the disappearance of two activists.

Angola cuts 2013 GDP growth estimate

2013-10-15 12:27

Angola's government has cut its forecast for economic growth this year to 5.1% from a previous estimate of 7.1%, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos says.

Angolan cops routinely beat street hawkers – HRW

2013-09-30 17:04

Angolan police frequently beat and extort street vendors, especially women and children, who are falling victim to a government push to stamp out the informal sector, HRW says.

Dos Santos jnr to run Angola wealth fund

2013-06-21 22:31

Angola has announced that the son of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos will chair the country's $5bn sovereign wealth fund.

Drought: Angola sending aid to 300 000

2013-05-10 09:08

Angola has set up an emergency plan for the southern province of Cunene, where an estimated 300 000 people are at risk of malnutrition because of a two-year-long drought.

Free speech boosted in Angola

2013-02-13 19:19

Angola received a boost to its free speech from the Portuguese courts, which refused to allow Angolan generals to stop the publication of a book exposing corruption and human rights abuses.

Angolan court rejects poll complaints

2012-09-20 13:38

Angola's top court has rejected opposition party complaints over the 31 August election won by President Jose Eduardo dos Santos's ruling party.

Angola opposition parties question results

2012-09-11 18:25

Three Angolan opposition parties, including Unita, have filed official complaints against the results of the 31 August polls, saying 35% of voters couldn't participate.

Angola vote credible, dos Santos to win

2012-09-02 20:47

Foreign observer missions monitoring the Angolan election, which is set to return long-ruling Jose Eduardo dos Santos to power, say the vote was credible.

Angola vote quiet

2012-09-01 12:16

Electoral officials are tallying the ballots in Angola's third polls since independence in 1975, with the results expected late in a week.

Polls open in Angolan election

2012-08-31 09:42

Polls have opened in Angola's third election in 37 years, widely expected to return long-ruling President Jose Eduardo dos Santos to power.

Dos Santos asks Angola for another term

2012-08-30 08:07

President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has asked Angolans to give him five more years in power to further his drive to rebuild the country after its 27-year civil war.

Angola opposition, veterans unhappy

2012-08-15 22:36

Angola's main opposition party Unita and war veterans have threatened new protests ahead of the general elections.

Angola: Free press for poll urged

2012-08-01 20:19

Angola's ruling party is using state media to its own advantage and restricting freedom of expression in the campaign for a general election, the main opposition party says.

Angola approves 9 parties for elections

2012-07-03 10:24

Nine Angolan parties and coalitions will battle it out in upcoming parliamentary elections, the oil-rich nation’s third since independence in 1975, its top constitutional authority says.

Angola could keep forces in G-Bissau

2012-05-11 10:27

Angolan soldiers could stay in Guinea-Bissau if the international community requested it through a UN resolution, an official says.

Angolans to campaign for right to protest

2012-03-27 11:26

An Angolan human rights group says it is launching a campaign for the right to protest amid a state crackdown on demonstrations against long-ruling President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Angolan cops raid independent newspaper

2012-03-13 12:45

Angolan police have seized the computers of the weekly Folha 8, after the paper published a photo montage lampooning President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the Committee to Protect Journalists says.

Mugabe back in Zimbabwe

2012-01-09 19:31

Equatorial Guinea's president has arrived in Zimbabwe where he will meet Robert Mugabe, back from a vacation which caused him to miss the ANC centenary celebrations.


Zuma on mission to enhance SA relations

2015-01-12 13:01

President Jacob Zuma will visit Guinea, Angola and Mozambique this week to enhance relations, the presidency says.

Angolan cops detain, beat protesters

2014-05-28 16:07

Angolan police have beaten and detained 20 people protesting against the killing of three activists by security forces, demonstrators say.

Dos Santos visits France after years of frosty ties

2014-04-29 16:31

Angola’s long-serving President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos has met his French counterpart Francois Hollande on a rare official visit abroad after years of frosty ties caused by a damaging bribes scandal.

SANDF's mandate in DRC extended

2014-03-25 21:18

President Jacob Zuma has prolonged the mandate of over 1 300 soldiers as part of a UN peacekeeping force in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Angola editor held for investigating screams

2014-02-06 21:06

The editor of a radio station in Angola faces defamation charges, after he tried to investigate screams coming from a police station.

Angola denies president cancer report

2013-11-29 20:36

Angola's government has denied a report that long-time President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is undergoing cancer treatment in Barcelona.

Angola questions Portugal partnership

2013-10-15 20:51

Angola has questioned plans to establish a "strategic partnership" with former colonial power Portugal, saying the "political climate" did not favour them.

Angola suspends prisoner abuse chief

2013-09-30 19:07

Angolan authorities have suspended a prison director and 15 officials after a video of wardens beating up inmates circulated on social networks.

Angola police violence condemned

2013-09-04 22:29

Human rights groups in Angola have denounced an escalation in police brutality against civilians since the start of the year in the oil-rich nation.

President's son to chair $5bn Angolan fund

2013-06-21 19:13

One of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos' sons will chair the country's $5bn sovereign wealth fund, a move likely to raise burning questions, a report states.

Dos Santos named in dodgy Russian deal

2013-04-17 09:02

An anti-graft body says it has new evidence that the Angolan president received millions in kickbacks in the late 1990s, part of an allegedly dodgy debt repayment deal between Angola and Russia.

Angola detains 9 DRC officers over plot

2013-01-04 11:41

Nine former military officers from the Democratic Republic of Congo have been arrested in Angola, suspected of hatching a plot to destabilise their homeland, says their lawyer.

Angola court rejects 2 appeals on vote

2012-09-19 19:01

Angola’s top court has rejected appeals by two opposition parties on alleged irregularities in a vote won last month by President Jose Eduardo dos Santos' ruling MPLA party.

Angola vote result 'by end of week'

2012-09-03 14:50

Angola's final election results will be released by the end of the week, the electoral commission says, with the tally having already sealed another term for veteran President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Angola ruling party wins elections

2012-09-01 20:56

Preliminary results show that Angola's ruling party has won 75% of the national vote, assuring President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, in power for 33 years, of another five years in office.

Angolans vote in booths armed with iPads

2012-08-31 19:00

Angolans have gathered around the country to vote in the country's third elections since independence, with election volunteers greeting them with iPads.

Angolan opposition doubts fair election

2012-08-30 14:37

On the eve of Angola's second peacetime vote, the main opposition party is seeking talks with President Jose Eduardo dos Santos on its fears the election won't be free and fair.

SADC leaders set to meet in Maputo

2012-08-16 10:32

Southern African leaders are set to meet in Maputo for a summit that will try to nudge Madagascar and Zimbabwe toward new elections under "roadmaps" that are a test of the region's commitment to democracy.

23 soccer fans die in Angola crash

2012-08-06 15:17

Twenty-three supporters of an Angolan premier league soccer team have died and 29 others were injured when their speeding bus crashed after a game, reports say.

Rights group slams Angola crackdown

2012-07-05 21:36

Human Rights Watch has criticised Angola for its "alarming" crackdown on anti-government protestors amid a growing public show of dissent in the run-up to next month's elections.

Angolan veterans protest over subsidies

2012-06-21 12:44

Angolan police have fired gunshots and used teargas to disperse hundreds of civil war veterans who staged a second protest rally in under two weeks to demand payment of overdue subsidies.

Museveni 'may want to rule for life'

2012-04-25 15:09

The party of Uganda's long-time president says it strongly opposes a bid to restore presidential term limits to the constitution.

Leaders to discuss AU leadership crisis

2012-03-16 07:51

A handful of African leaders are to meet in the Benin capital to try to make progress on resolving the AU leadership crisis, following deadlocked elections.

Angola's Dos Santos to seek new term

2012-02-11 22:23

Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos will seek a new term with former state oil company head Manuel Vicente as his vice president in September polls.

Angola cops probe protest actions

2011-12-06 19:53

Angolan police have opened an internal investigation into a weekend demonstration in the capital Luanda which protesters claim was brutally repressed.

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