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Angolan opposition chief hopes for election success as he steps down

Luanda - Angola's opposition chief steps down this week after leading the party for 16 years, contending that the former rebel movement is on track to winning power.

'Emotional' Prince Harry treads in Diana's footsteps in Angola

Huambo - Britain's Prince Harry on Friday paid an "emotional" visit to a street in Angola that was once a minefield visited by his mother Diana shortly before her death.

Portland, Maine: an unlikely lure for weary migrants

Portland - Converging from far-flung corners of the earth, and operating by word of mouth and social media, hundreds of African migrants have turned Portland, Maine -- population, 67,000 -- into an unlikely sanctuary.

Angolan rebel leader Savimbi gets funeral in reconciliation bid

Luanda - In what is being billed as a rare moment of national unity, the historic leader of Angola's rebel UNITA movement, Jonas Savimbi, will get a public funeral on Saturday, 17 years after he was killed in a shootout with government soldiers that spelt an en...

In Angola's oil region, separatists accuse president of crackdown

Since he came to power in 2017, Angolan President Joao Lourenco has promoted himself as a transparent, moderate leader keen to draw a line under the 38-year rule of Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Angola still waiting for promised 'economic miracle'

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

Angola says 380,000 illegal migrants exit in weeks

Dundo - About 380,000 illegal migrants, mostly from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, have left Angola in less than a month during a massive operation targeting diamond smuggling, a minister said Saturday.

DR Congo threatens international action over Angola expulsions

Apo - The Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday threatened to take international action over Angola's recent, and allegedly violent, expulsion of some 200,000 illegal migrants from its west African neighbour.

Portugal and former colony Angola seek to repair ties

Lisbon - After years of tensions, Portugal and its one-time African colony Angola are seeking to put relations back on track, with high-level visits planned to push economic ties and repair their troubled past.

Portuguese PM arrives in ex-colony Angola to mend fences

Luanda - Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa touched down in Angola on Monday kicking off a two-day trip designed to improve ties between Luanda and its former colonial master.

Portugal and former colony Angola seek to repair ties

Lisbon - After years of tensions, Portugal and its one-time African colony Angola are seeking to put relations back on track, with high-level visits planned to push economic ties and repair their troubled past.

Lourenco takes reins as Angola's ex-president quits as party chief

Luanda - Angolan president Joao Lourenco was voted in as leader of the ruling MPLA party on Saturday, as former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos stepped down after dominating the country's politics for nearly four decades.

Angola: Dos Santos's era of absolute power ends

Luanda - Ex-president Jose Eduardo dos Santos will bow out from Angolan politics which he dominated for nearly four decades when he hands leadership of the ruling party to President Joao Lourenco on Saturday.

Angolan soldier jailed for 18 years over fatal shooting of boy

Luanda - An Angolan army sergeant was jailed for 18 years on Tuesday for shooting dead a 14-year-old boy at a protest two years ago, in a sentence welcomed by rights groups.

Splendid? Angola divided on Commonwealth membership

Luanda - Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson grabbed the headlines in Angola this month when he said the country joining the Commonwealth club of former British colonies would be "splendid" .

Angola rivalry as veteran Dos Santos casts long shadow

Luanda - Tensions between Angola's president and his long-serving predecessor have erupted into the open as an anti-corruption drive targets the former ruler's family.

Graft, deprivation sharpen Angola's malaria outbreak

Luanda - Heavy rains, filthy conditions, medicine shortages and endemic corruption have combined to make a lethal malarial cocktail for Angola.

Angola faces currency test in economy shake-up

Luanda - Angolan President Joao Lourenco was elected five months ago promising an "economic miracle".

Angola's Lourenco keeps pressure on Dos Santos cronies

Luanda - The first major scalp claimed by Angola's new president Joao Lourenco in his war on corruption and nepotism was that of his predecessor's daughter, who was sacked as head of the state oil company.

Russia loses contact with Angolan satellite

Moscow - Russia has lost contact with Angola's first national telecoms satellite launched from the Baikonur space pad, its maker said Wednesday -- a fresh embarrassment for Moscow's once proud space industry.

Russia loses contact with Angolan satellite: space industry source

Moscow - Russia has lost contact with Angola's first national telecoms satellite launched from the Baikonur space pad, a source in the space industry told AFP on Wednesday.

Russia launches telecoms satellite for Angola

Moscow - Russia on Tuesday launched a rocket carrying Angosat-1, the first national telecoms satellite for Angola, from its Baikonur space pad, with rare use of a rocket from Ukraine despite collapsed ties between the two nations.

Isabel dos Santos: Angola oil boss sacked by father's protege

Luanda - Isabel dos Santos, who was sacked Wednesday as Angola's state oil chief, is the eldest daughter of Angola's former president and a British-educated billionaire businesswoman dubbed the richest woman in Africa.

Angola swears in Lourenco, first new president for 38 years

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

Angola swears in Lourenco, first new president for 38 years

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

Daunting challenges facing Angola's new president

Luanda - Angola's incoming president Joao Lourenco faces a slew of challenges that include dwindling oil prices, rampant poverty, soaring unemployment and the long shadow cast by his predecessor and his family.

Trump announces ambassador picks to Germany, India

Washington - US President Donald Trump has announced a series of ambassador nominations to key capitals, including Berlin and New Delhi, more than seven months after taking office.

MPLA secures Angola poll win as Lourenco set for power

Luanda - The election victory of Angola's ruling MPLA party was confirmed Friday despite angry complaints from opposition parties, as almost all votes were counted and poll observers backed the outcome.

Dos Santos: Angola's long-time leader heads into retirement

Luanda - When former Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos stepped down as leader of the country's ruling party Saturday, it concluded a career dominated by an unrelentingly authoritarian style.

Angola's political Lazarus

Luanda - Angola's new president, Joao Lourenco who will be sworn in Tuesday, 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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