ARTICLES RELATING TO JOSE EDUARDO DOS SANTOS

Angola hits troubled times after heady post-war boom

2016-07-17 17:41

After the end of Angola's long civil war in 2002, the capital Luanda became an unlikely African version of Dubai, as oil money poured in and a clutch of skyscrapers sprang up along the coast.

Angola court jails 17 youth activists, including rapper, for 'rebellion'

2016-03-28 16:55

A court in Angola sentenced 17 youth activists, including a well-known rapper, to between two and eight years in jail for rebellion against President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Angola says must restore trust in courts, in rare response to critics

2015-09-25 16:39

Angola needs to restore trust in its justice system by giving the public more information, a government official says, in a rare response to heavy criticism by human rights groups over the recent arrests of activists.

Angolan president heads to China as low oil price bites

2015-06-08 13:32

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is heading for his first official visit to China in seven years as his country, which is Africa's second largest oil producer, struggles with falling oil prices.

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.

 

Angola book club members convicted

2016-03-29 23:35

Seventeen members of the Luanda Book Club have been sentenced to jail after being convicted for reading a book on non-violent resistance.

Angola's dos Santos to quit after 36 years

2016-03-11 17:02

Angola's powerful veteran President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Africa's second-longest serving leader after 36 years at the helm to retire in 2018.

Angola police cordon off radio station

2015-07-30 19:04

Angolan police have moved in on a radio station and held a journalist, as protesters called for the release of a rapper and other political activists.

Angola arrests anti-government activists

2015-03-18 22:06

Angolan authorities have arrested two human rights activists who were planning an anti-government protest, in the latest sign of repression in Africa's second largest oil exporter.

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.

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