Angola


Angola govt fails to approve $1.75bn Cobalt deal

2016-08-23 14:00

Cobalt International Energy says the proposed $1.75bn sale of a 40% stake in two offshore oil blocks in Angola to the state oil company has been terminated.

HRW urges Angola to probe killing of teen at protest

2016-08-11 07:15

Human Rights Watch has urged Angola to probe the military's killing of a 14-year-old boy during a protests against the demolition of houses in the capital.

Angola hits troubled times after heady post-war boom

2016-07-17 17:41

After the end of Angola's long civil war in 2002, the capital Luanda became an unlikely African version of Dubai, as oil money poured in and a clutch of skyscrapers sprang up along the coast.

Angolan court frees 17 jailed activists

2016-06-29 18:12

An Angolan court has ordered the conditional release of 17 young activists, including a well-known rapper, three months after they were jailed for rebellion against President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

DRC declares yellow fever epidemic

2016-06-20 19:37

The DRC has declared a yellow fever outbreak in the capital Kinshasa, home to more than ten million people, and in two other western provinces.

Africa's richest woman edges towards power in Angola

2016-06-08 10:53

Now that Isabel dos Santos, Africa's wealthiest woman, has been named head of Angola's oil company she could soon be headed for more power - but this time in politics, experts say.

Shoprite proposes $572m investment in Angolan stores

2016-05-20 18:27

Shoprite International plans to invest $572m in Angola to open new supermarkets and business units in Africa’s second-biggest oil producer.

Shoprite store reopens in Palanca

2016-04-27 15:44

Shoprite’s Palanca store will reopen after being closed for more than a year due to a fire that caused widespread damage to it in 2014.

Angola's state oil firm finds offshore reserves

2016-04-14 16:55

Angola's state oil company Sonangol has found oil and gas reserves in the Kwanza basin that could total 2.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent.

Angola book club members convicted

2016-03-29 23:35

Seventeen members of the Luanda Book Club have been sentenced to jail after being convicted for reading a book on non-violent resistance.

 

Massive yellow fever vaccination campaign begins in Congo

2016-08-17 20:12

A massive yellow fever vaccination campaign has begun in Congo, meant to stop the global spread of the virus.

Angolan activists likely to be released in prisoner amnesty

2016-07-21 11:43

The Angolan parliament approved a prisoner amnesty expected to result in the release of 17 young activists - including a well-known rapper - under house arrest for an act of rebellion against President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Angola said to discuss $500m loan with Gemcorp

2016-07-08 14:29

Gemcorp Capital is negotiating with Angola about providing Africa’s biggest oil producer with a loan of about $500m even as the IMF said the country called off talks over financial support.

Standard Bank fined over forex violations

2016-06-29 11:53

Standard Bank's Angolan unit has been slapped with a fine by the central bank for foreign exchange violations, but the lender says it didn't breach any rules.

From war to wildlife: fighting for Angola's future

2016-06-10 12:45

At dusk in southern Angola, former civil war soldier Elias Kawina leads a drill parade for 30 rangers who fight armed poachers in the country's vast interior.

Angolan court acquits prominent rights activist

2016-05-20 22:13

Angola's Supreme Court has acquitted a leading activist who was jailed in 2015 for six years for planning an anti-government protest in the oil-rich province of Cabinda.

Angola yellow fever outbreak could spark 'global crisis'

2016-05-19 18:58

A deadly yellow fever outbreak in Angola, which has already spread the disease as far as China, risks sparking a global crisis, the Red Cross has warned.

dti invites companies to Angolan trade fair

2016-04-15 16:34

The Department of Trade and Industry invites companies and exporters to apply to take part in a trade fair in Luanda in July.

Angola to open loan talks with IMF

2016-04-06 19:25

Angola will begin loan negotiations with the International Monetary Fund as the oil price start to bite.

Angola court jails 17 youth activists, including rapper, for 'rebellion'

2016-03-28 16:55

A court in Angola sentenced 17 youth activists, including a well-known rapper, to between two and eight years in jail for rebellion against President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

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