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Angolan Muslims Denounce Human Rights Violations

Angolan Muslims Denounce Human Rights Violations

Aisha Lopes, the fashion designer, and her husband Angelica Bernardo da Costa (also known as Mujahid Kenyata) are Angolan nationals who converted to Islam in 1996. Aisha, a diabetic, was nursing her 26-day-old infant delivered via high-risk Caesarean surgery when security forces raided the family’s apartment at 5 am on December 2 nd , 2016. […]

Angola urgently needs funds as Congolese refugee influx overwhelms services, warns UN agency

Angola urgently needs funds as Congolese refugee influx overwhelms services, warns UN agency

As refugees fleeing violence and communal tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continue to arrive in neighbouring Angola, the United Nations refugee agency has appealed for more resources to cope with the influx and to provide those coming with the support they urgently need. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner […]

Angolan President Sacks Ambassadors to DR Congo and Serbia

Angolan President Sacks Ambassadors to DR Congo and Serbia

Angola’s ambassadors to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Emilio José de Carvalho Guerra, and to the Republic of Serbia, José João Manuel, were fired on Thursday by the Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos. The dismissals were confirmed in a press release from the President’s Civil Office, which reached Angop on Thursday. The President of […]

Why ‘Ailing’ African Leaders Won’t Open Up About Their Health

Why ‘Ailing’ African Leaders Won’t Open Up About Their Health

“African leaders often give the impression that the health of their countries is tied to their own personal health, and what is ailing a leader is often treated as a state secret,” says the Institute for Pan African Thought and Conversation. The past months, and indeed years, have seen speculation mounting over the health of […]

Zimbabweans Poorest, Survey Finds, But Who’s the Wealthiest?

Zimbabweans Poorest, Survey Finds, But Who’s the Wealthiest?

NAMIBIANS are the third wealthiest people in Africa, according to an April 2017 report by Mauritius’ AfrAsia Bank and Johannesburg-based market research firm New World Wealth. According to the report, the average wealth of a person living in Namibia (wealth per capita) was US$10 800 (about N$142 500) in 2016, up from US$10 200 (about […]

Economic growth in East Africa remains strong despite drought

Economic growth in East Africa remains strong despite drought

East Africa’s economy has continued to grow despite the adverse effects of drought being felt across the region according to ICAEW’s (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report. In Economic Insight: Africa Q1 2017 launched today, the accountancy and finance body points out that authorities from various East African nations have […]

Bafana, Sable Antelopes Clash in International Friendly

Bafana, Sable Antelopes Clash in International Friendly

Phakamani Mahlambi, Luther Singh and Diamond Thopola will make their Bafana Bafana debuts when they start against Angola in an international friendly match at the Buffalo City Stadium in East London on Tuesday. According to the official SAFA website, the trio are part of nine changes made by stand-in Bafana Bafana head coach Owen da […]

Angola’s Ruling Party Outlines Strategy to Fight Poverty

Angola’s Ruling Party Outlines Strategy to Fight Poverty

The strengthening of anti-poverty measures will be one of MPLA’s priorities, starting in August 2017, if it deserves the confidence of the electorate in the general elections, said on Saturday in Luanda, the presidential candidate of the party, João Lourenço. Speaking at a rally in Viana municipality, which is fifth of his pre-campaign programme, he […]

Stealing With Presidential Decrees

Stealing With Presidential Decrees

When Angola’s President decreed in 2012 that the north-western enclave of Cabinda should have a deep-water port, it was heralded as a private sector deal that wouldn’t cost the Angolan state a single cent. The estimated US $540 million construction costs would be funded by private investors and banks. For once, there was no Angolan […]

Sonangol’s Slush-Fund Salary Payments

Sonangol’s Slush-Fund Salary Payments

Concerns over the mal-administration of the Angolan oil giant, Sonangol, continue to multiply, as the country’s prime source of foreign income haemorrhages millions of dollars on foreign (mainly Portuguese) ‘consultants’ close to the President’s daughter while defaulting on essential payments. Isabel dos Santos, appointed by her father to run Sonangol last June, maintains the PR […]

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