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.

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.


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.

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