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.

WHO declares end to yellow fever outbreak in DRC Angola

2017-02-15 17:02

The World Health Organization has declared an end to the yellow fever outbreak that killed about 400 people in Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola, calling it "one of the largest and most challenging" in recent years

Angola's 'worst football tragedy': President Dos Santos blames police

2017-02-12 08:32

Angola has announced an investigation into a stadium stampede that killed at least 17 and injured scores, as the nation's president, the host team and witnesses blamed the deaths on police error.

Angola probes 'worst football tragedy' that killed at least 17

2017-02-11 12:30

Angola has announced an investigation into a stadium stampede that killed at least 17 and injured scores in what has been described as the southern African country's worst football tragedy.

Angola's Dos Santos 'to stay in control' even after stepping down

2017-02-04 11:30

Angola's Jose Eduardo Dos Santos is set to remain the leader of the ruling People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola, when he steps down as president later this year, a report says.

Lourenco: Ex-general poised to be Angola's next leader

2017-02-03 19:26

Since then, the 62-year-old Lourenco has convinced key regime players and analysts he is the right man to succeed President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has ruled the oil-rich southwest African nation for 37 years.


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.

Angola orders Gulen-linked Turkish school to close

2017-02-15 20:55

Angola has ordered the closure of a school linked to the Gulen movement, which is blamed by Turkey for a July coup attempt, an official source has said.

The long road to SA citizenship for former Angolan refugees

2017-02-15 07:57

Kazi Irene Boaventura and her brother Filipe, part of a group of 2 000 former Angolan refugees who fled 19 years ago, are applying for special exemption to continue their lives in South Africa.

Stampede kills Angolan football fans

2017-02-12 06:01

At least 17 football fans have died in a stampede at a stadium in northern Angola, police say, adding that scores of other spectators were injured, many of them seriously.

TRAGEDY: At least 17, including children, dead in stampede at Angolan football stadium

2017-02-11 06:31

At least 17 football fans, including children, have died in a stampede at a stadium in northern Angola police say, adding that scores of other spectators were injured, many of them seriously.

Top Africa stories: Mawarire, Angola, Gambia

2017-02-03 19:28

Arguments are raging on social media over whether or not pastor Mawarire should be sympathised with or steered clear of, and Jose Eduardo dos Santos confirms he will step down.

Angola's long-time President Dos Santos confirms will step down

2017-02-03 15:29

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has confirmed he would step down ahead of elections due in August, signalling the end to his 37-year long reign, and naming Joao Lourenco as the candidate to run in his place.

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