Pomfret: The sins of the fathers

2017-01-15 08:10

Pomfret is home to a unique community of mostly Portuguese-speaking former soldiers originally from Angola. Many empty promises were made to them.

Dos Santos daughter cleared to head Angola oil giant

2016-12-30 16:00

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos's daughter, reportedly Africa's richest woman, has been cleared to head the national oil company Sonangol, after a court rejected a legal challenge.

Top Africa stories: AU, Ghana, Zim

2016-12-09 20:09

Tension is mounting in Ghana as the country awaits election results, and Joice Mujuru claims President Robert Mugabe knows of the circumstances that led to the death of her husband, Solomon.

Angola coup trial opens with 35 accused

2016-12-04 11:04

An Angolan court was on Friday shown automatic weapons allegedly used in a coup attempt against long-ruling President Jose Eduardo dos Santos in January.

Angola: Fidel Castro's big African adventure

2016-11-27 21:03

Southern African leaders have paid glowing tributes to the late revolutionary icon Fidel Castro, but if one country will forever be heavily indebted to his leadership of Cuba, it is Angola.

Angola seeks Unesco heritage status for old city

2016-11-12 07:02

Angola seeks to restore the luster of Mbanza Congo, a town that was a royal capital centuries ago and is a candidate to become a Unesco world heritage site.

Angola-Brazil cable targets boosting SA internet

2016-10-24 15:28

Broadband in Africa could be in for a boost as plans to build another subsea cable, connecting Angola to Brazil, are underway.

8 dead in Angola concert stampede - police, witness

2016-10-18 23:00

At least eight spectators were killed at a music festival in Angola at the weekend, police say, with one witness saying that a stampede started at the over-crowded stadium where doors had been locked.

Angolan leader's pledge to quit in doubt

2016-09-30 06:00

Will he go, will he stay? Angola's president Jose Eduardo dos Santos last week began his 38th year of largely unchallenged rule after promising to step down in 2018.

Angolan parliament approves smaller budget

2016-09-19 17:40

Angola's parliament has approved a smaller 2016 budget than it had originally planned, after lower oil prices hammered state revenues in Africa's largest crude exporter.


Angola records first Zika cases

2017-01-09 22:15

Angolan health officials have said they had recorded the country's first two cases of the Zika virus, a French tourist and a resident in the capital Luanda.

Angola declares end to deadly yellow fever epidemic

2016-12-24 12:00

Angola has declared the end of a yellow fever outbreak that killed at least 400 people, after an emergency United Nations vaccination campaign covering 25 million people.

Angola to announce President Dos Santos's successor

2016-12-09 08:14

Angola is set to formally announce the end of President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos' controversial 37-year rule, and name a successor to lead the ailing African oil-producing country.

Angolan President Dos Santos to stand down in 2017

2016-12-02 22:00

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, in power for 37 years, will stand down before next year's general election, state radio says, citing sources in the ruling MPLA party.

Angola delays 'coup' trial of 37 suspects

2016-11-26 07:16

Angola has postponed the trial of 37 alleged former fighters from the main Unita opposition group who are accused of a mysterious coup attempt in January.

Angolan lawyers pose landmark challenge to president

2016-10-26 10:28

A group of Angolan lawyers has filed a landmark petition challenging veteran leader Eduardo dos Santos's nomination of his daughter, Africa's richest woman, as the head of the national oil company.

Africa tilts as winners emerge from the commodities slump

2016-10-24 07:32

Lower commodities prices have had some far-reaching effects on African economies, says economist Mark Bohlund.

Climate change may be behind Cape fox moving north in Botswana: Scientists

2016-10-07 22:25

The diminutive Cape fox is nosing its way further north in Botswana - and climate change may be the reason, a new study shows.

Six killed in Angola helicopter crash

2016-09-27 19:20

Six people have been killed after a helicopter chartered by American oil giant Chevron crashed off the coast of Angola, security forces say.

Yellow fever 'under control' in Angola, DRC

2016-09-13 21:02

Yellow fever outbreaks in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo are "under control" after a massive vaccination campaign involving millions, the World Health Organisation says.

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