Angola


Angola ex-rebel chief Savimbi to be buried on Saturday: family

2019-05-29 18:46

Angola's main opposition party, the former rebel movement Unita, says it plans to go ahead with a public funeral this weekend for its ex-leader Jonas Savimbi after a dispute with the government over the handling of his remains.

Angola drought: Millions struggle for food

2019-05-08 13:59

Unicef says recent rainfall in Angola has been erratic and worsening an already-severe drought. Watch this report

Former Angolan president's son freed from prison

2019-03-26 06:59

The son of former Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos was released from prison where he had been held for seven months in an embezzlement case, officials said.

New species of Angolan 'horned' spider unearthed

2019-02-19 09:41

South African researchers have revealed the discovery of a new species of spider with an unusual horn-like protrusion on its back from the forests of central Angola, considered the first of its kind.

Shoprite shares fall on weak operational update

2019-01-22 12:01

Shoprite shares slumped following the release of a weak operational update which showed that its turnover was flat over the six-month period ending in December 2018

World Bank projects paltry GDP growth for SA in 2019

2019-01-09 12:55

South Africa’s real GDP growth will expand by a paltry 1.3% in 2019, according to a World Bank projection, putting it among the worst performers in sub-Saharan Africa.

Top Africa stories: Evicted Zim white farmers 'getting poore', Ali Bongo leaves Morocco hospital

2018-12-07 08:12

Evicted Zimbabwean white farmers say they are 'getting poorer and sick' as they await compensation, and Gabon's president Ali Bongo has left hospital in Rabat, Morocco.

Angolan president talks to some of state's toughest critics

2018-12-05 13:23

Angolan President Joao Lourenco has met longtime critics of the government, generating some goodwill from activists who struggled to have their voices heard during the long rule of former leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Angola president fights 'wasp nest' of corruption in country

2018-11-23 13:31

Angolan President Joao Lourenco has compared the fight against corruption in his country to "touching a wasps nest", a day after his predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos refuted allegations he emptied the state's finances.

HRW denounces Angola's expulsion of 400 000 Congolese

2018-11-15 18:29

A global rights watchdog has called on Angola to halt mass deportations after more than 400 000 migrants mainly from the Democratic Republic of Congo fled or were expelled from Angola in just weeks.

 

Angola to re-bury body of rebel chief Savimbi

2019-05-21 11:17

The exhumed body of Angolan rebel chief Jonas Savimbi, who was killed in 2002, will be reburied in his hometown next month, authorities said after DNA tests confirmed the identity of the remains.

EXTRACT: Gunship over Angola - 'I felt stripped bare of my self-belief'

2019-04-11 08:49

I realised that something was terribly wrong, and at the last possible moment hoofed the right rudder pedal as hard as I could to prevent the Alo's imminent impact with the wall.

Africa's richest woman to be ousted at Angola telecoms company

2019-03-19 13:37

Africa’s richest woman is set to be ousted from the helm of Angola’s biggest telecommunications company as shareholders meet Tuesday to discuss corporate governance in the wake of legal action by one of its biggest investors.

Angola decriminalizes same-sex conduct, rights group says

2019-01-24 13:49

Human Rights Watch says the southern African nation of Angola has decriminalized same-sex activity and banned discrimination based on sexual orientation.

SA slammed with red meat bans over foot-and-mouth disease

2019-01-14 21:55

Countries neighbouring South Africa have banned the import of cloven-hoofed animals and their products over a foot-and-mouth disease breakout in the northern Limpopo province, government has said.

DRC: the Joseph Kabila years

2018-12-17 13:07

Joseph Kabila came to power in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2001, ruling during a period of bloody insurgencies and deadly protests against his extended mandate.

Angolan activist talks human rights with country's president

2018-12-06 12:05

An Angolan human rights activist says the country's president plans to investigate a case of alleged torture by police officials.

Angola president holds unprecedented talks with civic groups

2018-12-05 08:00

Angolan President Joao Lourenco, elected last year as the country's first new leader in nearly four decades, has met civic groups in unprecedented talks as part of his reforms.

Angola still waiting for promised 'economic miracle'

2018-11-21 16:02

"Things are going badly," said Delta, sitting on a stool and glancing at a bag stuffed with Chinese mobile phones.

Angola bets on largest-ever offshore oil investment

2018-11-14 18:49

A column of flame emanates from the bow of the boat, illuminating the jet-black ocean for miles around.

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