'Take a strong lead against human rights violation,' SA told as it prepares to lead SADC

2017-08-16 18:41

Amnesty International has called on the SA government to "take a strong lead against human rights violation" across the southern African region as it prepares to take over the 1-year rotating SADC’s chairmanship this weekend.

Angolan leader opens nation's largest hydro plant

2017-08-05 13:01

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who steps down from office at the end of this month, has officially opened the country's largest hydro-electric dam.

Angola's likely next president hits the campaign trail

2017-07-25 20:44

Angolan presidential candidate Joao Lourenco, who appears set to win next month's election, launched his campaign with a speech vowing to tackle corruption and spread wealth.

Top Africa stories: Kaunda, Africa, Zim

2017-07-20 20:00

The office of the Zambian high commissioner in SA says Kenneth Kaunda is not dead,and France has refuted recent media allegations that President Emmanuel Macron made a controversial and racist remark regarding Africa.

'So this is Africa. Don't give lectures about our elections,' Angola tells EU

2017-07-18 12:20

Angola has rejected conditions demanded by an EU election observer mission that had been preparing to witness next month's polls in the country, state media reports.

South Africa has new UN heritage site

2017-07-10 16:51

A desert area in South Africa which was inhabited during the Stone Age has been added to the UN world heritage list.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, Mali

2017-07-04 08:30

Employees of evicted white Zimbabwean farmer Robert Smart says they "want him back" and wife of ailing Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has left the country to visit him in London.

Angola's president returns to Spain amid health concerns

2017-07-03 17:01

The office of Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos says the longtime leader has departed for Spain, where he recently spent several weeks amid reports of health problems.

Angola threatens jail for 51 over separatist march

2017-06-29 10:01

Angola has threatened to jail 51 people for up to six weeks over a protest by campaigners seeking independence for an eastern region of the oil-rich country, activists say.

Angola expels 8 000 Congolese fleeing violence, UN says

2017-06-24 16:10

The United Nations says Angola has expelled more than 8 000 Congolese who entered the southern African country while fleeing deadly violence at home.


Angolan leader opens nation's largest hydro plant

2017-08-06 16:00

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who steps down from office at the end of this month, has officially opened the country's largest hydro-electric dam.

Angola agrees to small EU election team

2017-08-01 16:38

Angola has agreed to allow just four experts from the European Union to monitor its elections later this month, officials have said, after a dispute over access to polling stations and other conditions.

Angola adopts law limiting power of future presidents

2017-07-21 20:56

Angola's parliament has passed a law that will drastically limit the powers of the country's future presidents in matters of security and defence.

Angolan president, dogged by health rumours, back from Spain

2017-07-20 16:00

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has returned from Spain more than two weeks after he left the country on a "private visit",says the presidency, as rumours of ill health swirl.

Africa has new UN heritage sites in Angola, Eritrea, SA

2017-07-10 18:59

Africa has several new sites on the United Nations world heritage list, including an old royal capital in Angola, the Eritrean capital of Asmara and a desert area in South Africa

Former refugees win right to remain in South Africa

2017-07-08 11:05

More than 1 000 former Angolan refugees have been granted the right to live and work in South Africa for a period of four years by the Department of Home Affairs.

Angola slowly opens to conservationists after long civil war

2017-07-03 20:28

Hippos, malaria and capsized canoes were among the hazards for National Geographic researchers paddling along an Angolan river that had been barely studied.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Mbeki, Angola

2017-06-30 08:00

President Robert Mugabe has described the late Botswana leader Sir Ketumile Masire as a "virtuous and humble" man, and Angola has threatened jail for 51 over separatist march.

Angola police fire on separatists, kill one: activists

2017-06-27 19:13

Angolan police fired on a march staged by a separatist group at the weekend killing one demonstrator and injuring 13, activists have said, with officials confirming that 78 people were arrested.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Zambia, Angola

2017-06-23 08:37

President Robert Mugabe has reportedly moved to stop his wife, Grace's ambition to succeed him, and an expert on Africa says "something is definitely wrong" in Zambia as the country "slips into dictatorship".

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