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Angolan president in 'good health': spokesperson

2017-05-29 19:25

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has been in Spain for nearly a month, has undergone medical checks but is in good health, the ruling MPLA party has said.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Angola, Nigeria

2017-05-23 08:08

Joice Mujuru says President Mugabe's undiplomatic angry outbursts against other world leaders killed Zimbabwe, and Angolan apartheid troops are battling to survive in SA

Angola opposition calls for clarity on president's health

2017-05-17 18:33

Angola's opposition has called for official clarification on the health of veteran leader President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, 74, who has been out of the country for nearly three weeks.

Angola feels pressure of DRC refugees

2017-05-13 10:36

Hundreds of people from Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region have been pouring into neighbouring Angola every day for more than a month to escape violence plaguing their homes.

Angolan activists jailed over election protest

2017-04-24 10:16

Seven Angolan opposition activists have been sentenced to 45 days in jail over a protest calling for transparency in August elections when veteran President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is due to stand down.

Angola steps up security patrols along DRC border

2017-04-20 14:28

Angola has said that it was reinforcing security patrols along its northern border through which thousands of refugees have fled violence in the Kasai region of the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Flooding kills 11 in Angola, destroys 700 homes

2017-03-23 13:50

Floods in Angola have killed at least eleven people and left thousands homeless after the country was hit by torrential rain, rescuers say.

Rare protest in Angola as 200 march for abortion rights

2017-03-18 21:33

At least 200 demonstrators have protested under heavy police surveillance in the Angolan capital Luanda against a draft law criminalising all abortions.

Angola jails alleged coup plotters for up to 10 years

2017-03-16 15:31

An Angolan court has handed down jail terms ranging from four to 10 years to eight men accused of seeking to topple the country's long-ruling president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Angolan vice president faces corruption charges in Portugal

2017-02-16 19:23

Portugal's attorney general's office says prosecutors are bringing charges of corruption, money-laundering and forgery against Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente as part of an investigation in Lisbon.

 

Africa 'has a lot to celebrate, despite challenges' - #AfricaDay

2017-05-25 09:00

Africa has a "lot to celebrate" despite the so many challenges that the continent is facing, says an expert at the Institute for Security Studies.

Angolan apartheid troops battle to survive in SA

2017-05-22 06:23

Angolan soldiers recruited by South Africa's apartheid government to fight against their homeland now live in squalor, forgotten and unwanted.

DRC refugees in Angola reveal horrors of conflict

2017-05-13 18:01

"It was flee or die," said Jean Makemissi, a refugee from the violence raging in Democratic Republic of Congo who has sought sanctuary in neighbouring Angola.

Angola to hold election on August 23

2017-04-25 06:01

Angola's cabinet has said that elections will be held on August 23 to choose a successor to President Eduardo dos Santos after 38 years of iron-fisted rule.

Angolan activists jailed over election protest

2017-04-21 10:22

Seven Angolan opposition activists have been sentenced to 45 days in jail over a protest calling for transparency in next year's election when veteran President Jose Eduardo dos Santos will stand down.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Angola, DRC

2017-03-24 12:30

Zimbabwe's opposition parties have labelled globetrotting President Robert Mugabe a "non-resident president", and floods in Angola have killed at least eleven people and left thousands homeless.

African governments urged to spend more on water safety

2017-03-22 17:52

The World Water Council says 32% of people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to safe drinking water.

Angola considers up to 10 years in prison for abortions

2017-03-17 20:29

Angola's parliament votes next week on a proposal to imprison for up to 10 years women who have abortions and people who perform them, angering the president's daughter and others in the former Portuguese colony.

Angola decriminalises abortion in some cases

2017-02-24 21:03

Angola's parliament has approved changes to a colonial-era law and decriminalised abortion in some cases, including for victims of rape.

Separatists claim to have killed Angolan soldiers

2017-02-15 20:55

Separatists in an exclave on Africa's west coast ruled by Angola claimed to have killed several Angolan troops in a flare-up of a long-running territorial dispute.

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