Angolans desperate for forex seek euros

2015-11-20 17:15

Some Angolan banks running low on dollars are offering customers euro notes and other foreign currencies.

Angola issues $1.5bn sovereign Eurobond

2015-10-26 19:27

Oil rich Angola has issued Eurobonds worth $1.5bn aimed at establishing long term funding and external financing sources as the country bids to diversify its economy from oil.

Angola joins chemical weapons watchdog

2015-10-16 15:12

Angola has joined the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, becoming the 192nd country to enter its ranks.

Nampak targeting 100% market share in Angola

2015-09-22 07:48

Nampak is targeting 100% market share in Angola as the country’s buyers seek a local manufacturer in response to government plans for an import duty on the industry.

Angola regime rules in apartheid style - activist

2015-08-16 09:35

From beating women to unleashing dogs on protesters, Angola's government runs the oil-rich nation with an apartheid-style iron fist, says an activist.

IMF in Angola to gauge impact of oil slump on economy

2015-08-14 11:24

International Monetary Fund officials have begun a working visit to Angola with the oil-producing nation's economy reeling from the plunge in international crude prices.

Angola looms up for SA

2015-08-02 16:46

South African football supporters should brace themselves for upcoming marathon encounters with Angola.

Angola launches crackdown amid plunging oil prices

2015-07-27 15:09

Angolan Attorney General says that all 16 people have been 'caught red-handed while committing crimes against the security of the state'. Most of those arrested are activists, part of a small but growing movement that has begun to question the monopoly on power held by Angola's ruling party.

Angolans resentful as China tightens its grip

2015-07-12 14:36

A mulit-billion dollar loan Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos signed with China has angered citizens who say they are being left behind as the country becomes reliant on Beijing.

African nations beat Yellen to rate hikes

2015-06-18 18:17

Sub-Saharan African central banks have bucked a global trend by increasing borrowing costs this year to ward off inflation and defend their currencies.


18 Angolan activists arrested: lawyer

2015-11-03 21:01

At least 18 young Angolan activists have been arrested at a rally in support of a group of anti-government protesters detained since June, a lawyer says.

Angola joins UN chemical arms watchdog

2015-10-17 14:37

Angola has joined the UN chemical arms watchdog, meaning only four countries remain, including Israel and North Korea, which have not signed the convention prohibiting such weapons.

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.

Groups accuse Angola of crackdown after activist jailed

2015-09-16 17:00

Rights groups have accused Angola’s government of using the legal system to crack down on critics, after an activist was jailed for six years on charges of stirring rebellion.

IMF in Angola to gauge impact of oil slump on economy

2015-08-14 17:55

IMF officials have begun a working visit to Angola, with the oil-producing nation’s economy reeling from the plunge in international crude prices.

Angola to destroy 11 million eggs

2015-08-12 23:05

Angola will destroy around 11 million chicken eggs that were illegally imported.

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.

Angolan opposition boycotts vote over transparency, China loans

2015-07-23 16:07

Opposition legislators have boycotted a vote in Angola’s parliament in a rare show of dissent against one of Africa’s most autocratic governments, accusing it of covering up details of lawmaking and new loan deals struck with China.

Angolan police detain 13 people for planning protests

2015-06-21 15:59

Angolan police have arrested more than a dozen people for allegedly planning to organise protests threatening "order and public security”.

Angola seeking China cash

2015-06-09 21:15

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has met Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on a state visit to seek financing for projects, including a $4.5bn hydropower scheme

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