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President Zuma lauds Mugabe's fight against apartheid

2017-11-24 20:05

President Jacob Zuma has lauded former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's contribution to the fight for freedom.

N Korean workers leave Angola after sanctions boost

2017-11-22 21:09

More than 150 North Korean labourers have left Angola following tightened sanctions against the pariah state, the southern African country has said.

Zuma joins other regional leaders in Angola to discuss Zim crisis

2017-11-21 11:24

Four regional countries are meeting on Zimbabwe's crisis. President Jacob Zuma is joining the Angola-hosted summit of the SADC, along with the leaders of Zambia and Tanzania.

163-carat Angolan diamond sells for $34m, still disappoints

2017-11-15 16:12

A flawless 163-carat clear diamond from Angola fetched $34m (approximately R487m) at Christie’s in Geneva - not enough to dispel concerns about the health of the market.

DRC wins seat on UN rights council despite US opposition

2017-10-17 07:14

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been elected to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday despite opposition from the United States and a leading rights group.

Angola locates plane that crashed in storm, killing 7

2017-10-16 14:36

A plane that crashed in a remote corner of Angola last week killing all seven people onboard was downed by bad weather, authorities have said.

Quarter of DRC refugees in Angola 'have gone home'

2017-10-13 20:57

Nearly a fourth of the estimated 30,000 refugees sheltered in Angola's northeast have returned to their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive Kasai region, an Angolan official has said.

Angola's 'kizomba' dance mesmerises the world

2017-10-06 11:14

In Mabor, a dusty and neglected corner of Luanda, the sound of a catchy beat rising means only one thing to the area's youngsters: time to dance the kizomba.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, pastor Mawarire, Angola

2017-09-27 08:30

President Robert Mugabe has accused some members of his own party of causing shortages in a bid to trigger a revolt against his government, and Joao Lourenco has been sworn in as Angola's next president.

Angola's Dos Santos: a family business

2017-09-26 10:19

Critics of outgoing Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos accuse him of stripping his country of much of its vast oil wealth to enrich himself and his family.

 

Angola's new leader shakes up old order, visits SA

2017-11-23 05:41

Angola's new leader is making surprising moves to shake himself free of the legacy of one of Africa's longest-serving presidents, and is seeking closer relations with South Africa

Zuma, Angolan president to visit Zimbabwe - official

2017-11-21 15:36

Angolan President Joao Lourenco says he and President Jacob Zuma would fly to Zimbabwe following talks between regional leaders on the crisis engulfing the country.

Daughter of Angola's ex-president sacked as state oil chief

2017-11-16 05:49

Angolan President Joao Lourenco fired his predecessor's daughter from her influential post as head of the Sonangol state oil company, the presidency has said in a statement.

Angola's Dos Santos family under pressure to give up key posts

2017-11-15 15:00

Ex-Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos' children are facing increasing pressure to step down from key posts, two months after the first leadership change in almost four decades.

Angola's new leader vows to revive moribund economy

2017-10-17 06:01

Angola's new president has unveiled a programme of corporate tax sweeteners intended to boost foreign investment and ease the oil-rich country's dependence on the lacklustre price of crude.

One of world's most remote islands gets commercial flights

2017-10-14 13:00

One of the world's most remote places has became a little less isolated when the first commercial flight departed for St Helena, a South Atlantic island that until recently was only accessible by boat and where Napoleon Bonaparte spent his last years in exile.

Seven killed in Angola plane crash

2017-10-13 20:57

All seven passengers and crew were killed when a plane bound for the Angolan capital Luanda crashed in a remote corner of the country, emergency services has said.

Angola opposition leader quits following poll defeat

2017-09-27 20:39

The leader of Angola's main opposition party Unita says he would quit following defeat in last month's election, which he alleges was rigged in the ruling party's favour.

Angola swears in Lourenco, first new president for 38 years

2017-09-26 14:00

Jose Eduardo dos Santos's 38-year reign over Angola has finally come to an end after his hand-picked successor Joao Lourenco was inaugurated as president at a ceremony in Luanda.

Angola's 'political Lazarus' to be sworn in

2017-09-26 08:33

Angola's new president, Joao Lourenco who is set to be be sworn in, is a former general who spent several years in the political wilderness after angling for the top job in the 1990s.

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