Nigeria, others’ crude-spot dwindles as traders await new programmes
Spot activity dwindled on Monday as traders awaited the new March Nigerian and Angolan loading programmes that are expected to emerge this week, while India’s IOC mopped up some cargoes via a tender. Less than five cargoes of Angolan crude remained from the February programme. BP was said to be offering a cargo of February-loading…
Angola says 380,000 illegal migrants exit in weeks
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.
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…
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.
Nigeria upstages Angola in crude oil production
Nigeria has steadily overtaken Angola as the top oil and gas producer in Africa, with an increased out put of 91,500 barrels per day (bpd) in February 2018.
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.
Nigeria humbles Angola 2-1 at CHAN, through to semifinals
CHAN Eagles yesterday secured their place in the semifinals of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) with a 2-1 hard-earned victory over the Palancas Negras of Angola at the Stade Ibn Batouta in Tangier, Morocco.