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

Angolan gets suspended sentence for diamond book

2015-05-28 21:14

An Angolan journalist has been given a six-month suspended sentence after he was convicted of slander for accusing generals of human rights abuses at diamond mines.

Zuma returns from Great Lakes summit

2015-05-19 10:10

President Jacob Zuma has returned from a summit in Angola, where it was decided that the elections in Burundi should be postponed indefinitely due to unrest in the country.


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.

Angolan president heads to China as low oil price bites

2015-06-08 13:32

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is heading for his first official visit to China in seven years as his country, which is Africa's second largest oil producer, struggles with falling oil prices.

Angolan activist gets 6 months suspended jail sentence

2015-05-28 13:49

An Angolan court has sentenced prominent anti-corruption activist Rafael Marques to a six-month suspended jail term for defaming army generals in a book about violence in the country's diamond mining industry.

Zuma in Angola for Great Lakes summit

2015-05-18 07:45

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Angola where he will be attending the Extraordinary Summit of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region.

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