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Angola president appoints daughter boss of oil firm

Luanda - Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has named his billionaire daughter Isabel to head the state oil firm Sonangol, according to a government statement published late Thursday.

Yellow fever spreading as world's vaccine supply depleted

The yellow fever outbreak that started in December 2015 has killed hundreds of people in Angola. The often fatal mosquito-borne disease has now spread to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where it has already killed 21 people.

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

Luanda - A court in Angola on Monday 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.

WHO: Yellow fever outbreak in Angola kills 178 people

Viana - The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday that the first yellow fever outbreak in Angola in over 30 years has killed 178 people.

Angola leader dos Santos says to quit after 36 years in office

Luanda - Angola's powerful veteran President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Africa's second-longest serving leader after 36 years at the helm, on Friday said he would leave politics in 2018, after his current mandate ends.

Nicki Minaj's concert for dictator alarms human rights group

Rapper, Nicki Minaj has alarmed human rights activists by agreeing to perform at a holiday party in Angola for the communications company Unitel on Saturday.

Rights group says Angola cracking down on activists

Luanda - Human rights activists and journalists are increasingly being targeted by the regime of Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, a rights group said in a report Thursday, days after two activists were arrested in Africa's second-largest oil producer....

Angola storm death toll rises to 69, half children

Luanda - The death toll from torrential rains that pounded the Angolan town of Lobito has risen to 69, including 36 children, officials said Saturday as search efforts for bodies continued.

Citizen science project will benefit Africa's giraffes

With its' long, graceful neck and elaborately patterned hide, the giraffe is truly an iconic symbol of Africa. Like seemingly every other wild animal in the world, they are in decline.

Ukrainian rebels agree to three-way ceasefire talks

Berlin - Russia and Ukraine agreed Wednesday to hold talks with pro-Moscow rebels to try to reach an agreement on a new ceasefire to replace the one that expired earlier in the week, resulting in hundreds of deaths.

Angola plans its first census in 30 years

Angola is going to have their first census in over three decades in an attempt to become more organized and plan better government aid.

Baby Western lowland gorilla born at the Toronto Zoo

Toronto - Ngozi and Charles, the couple of critically endangered Western lowland gorillas, are the proud parents of a baby gorilla born last week at the Toronto Zoo. Mother and baby are doing well, but gender of the newborn has not yet been determined.

Angola denies claim that Islam declared illegal

After numerous media reports claiming that Angola had banned Islam and closed mosques in the country, a government spokesperson has denied the charges.

Angola reportedly bans Islam

According to several reports, the African nation of Angola has declared Islam illegal, and has ordered mosques throughout the country be closed and demolished.

Op-Ed: Should Africa remember the crimes of totalitarian dictatorship?

Pretoria - There is a real danger that George Santayana’s famous aphorism about those forgetting the past being doomed to repeat it could be seen at work again in Africa, with the increase in the gap between rich and poor and strident revolutionary voices.

Review: OZ, the movie, is great and powerful but what's with that makeup?

Oz The Great and Powerful has taken over box offices around the globe by storm. But after the transformations am I the only one thinking what's with Mila Kunis's makeup?

Children killed in Angola stampede

Four children were among over a dozen people that have died in a stampede at a stadium used for evangelical vigil in the Angolan capital Luanda on New Year's Eve. Reports say the stampede also left 120 others injured in the southern African country.

CITIC’s chairman visits Angola, lauds Dos Santos’ initiatives

Chang Zhenming, chairman of Chinese state-investment company CITIC, ended on Wednesday a two-day trip to Angola where he visited his company’s main investments sites.

Ruling party posts win in Angola election

Luanda - Jose dos Santos Angolan president and his MPLA party have won the Angolan election. The MPLA received almost three quarters of the votes according to provisional results

USA thrashes Nigeria 156-73 at the Olympics

London - Led by Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook, and Kobe Bryant, the Dream Team broke Team USA all time Olympic record of 133 points, by thrashing the Nigerian squad 156-73.
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