Portugal and former colony Angola seek to repair ties
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 Prime Minister Antonio Costa arrives in Luanda on Monday, while Angola's President Joao Lourenco is due to visit Lisbon on November 23…
Angolan soldier jailed for 18 years over fatal shooting of boy
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. Rufino Antonio died after the military opened fire in August 2016 at a demonstration against the demolition of houses for an industrial project in Zango,…
Dos Santos stands down as head of Angola ruling party
Angola's former long-time president Jose Eduardo dos Santos is to stand down as head of the ruling MPLA party, officials said Friday, underlining the country's historic transfer of power. Joao Lourenco, who succeeded dos Santos as president last year, will also replace him as party leader in September, the MPLA said in a statement. Dos…
In search of an ‘economic miracle’ Angola taps into the IMF
Angola’s finance ministry said it had requested non-financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund to help it implement economic reforms, as Africa’s second-largest crude producer continues to suffer from a lower oil price.
Angola loses first satellite, plans successor
Angola on Monday confirmed the premature death of its first national telecoms satellite, Angosat-1, which was launched in December and was expected to have a working life of 15 years.
Angola rivalry as veteran Dos Santos casts long shadow
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.
Angola's ex-leader to quit as ruling party boss by 2019
Former Angolan leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos said Friday he will quit as head of the governing party by 2019 after the ruling MPLA denied tensions with his successor, President Joao Lourenco.
CHAN 2018: Eagles rally to book semi-final spot
The home-based Super Eagles rallied from a goal down to defeat Angola and seal their place in the semi-finals of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Sunday.
CHAN Eagles, Palancas Negras in duel for semifinal place
THE CHAN Eagles will today meet the Palancas Negras of Angola in one of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) African Nations Championship...
Angola opens up fuel imports with first major tender
Angolan state oil firm Sonangol has issued its first public tender to buy refined products to widen its import base, market sources who have seen the tender said, in a sign the country is committed to reforming its oil industry. For years OPEC member Angola has largely relied on commodities trader Trafigura for fuel imports.…