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Angola: Central Bank Governor Announces Ombud for Banking Sector
[ANGOP] Huambo -An Ombudsman Service for the banking sector is to be created soon in the National Reserve Bank (BNA)'s branch office in the central Huambo Province, with a view to assisting customers with presentation of complaints and suggestions about the service and functioning of commercial (...)
[AllAfrica] 23/01/2017

Angola: Analysts Assess Future of First Daughter After Father Steps Down
[VOA] As Angola's notoriously media-shy president prepares to step down after nearly four decades in power, all eyes in this southern African nation are looking not at Jose Eduardo dos Santos -- but at his billionaire daughter.
[AllAfrica] 16/01/2017

Angola records first two cases of Zika virus
Angola said on Wednesday it has recorded its first two cases of the Zika virus, just three months after a yellow fever epidemic that killed at least 400 people was brought under control. Zika, a viral disease carried by mosquitoes, has spread to more than 60 countries and territories since an (...)
[The Nation] 11/01/2017

Angola: Police Seize Eight Vessels in Maritime Exclusion Zone
[ANGOP] Luanda -Police authorities seized eight fishing vessels in a maritime exclusion zone near bloc 4 in Soyo, northern Zaire province, last weekend.
[AllAfrica] 10/01/2017

Nigeria: Nigeria Reclaims Africa's Top Oil Producer Spot
[This Day] Abuja -Nigeria may have reclaimed its position as Africa's top oil producer which it lost to fellow African oil producer, Angola earlier in March 2016.
[AllAfrica] 10/01/2017

Angola: 125 Cooperative Leaders Benefit From Management Training
[ANGOP] Luanda -At least 125 five cooperative leaders from the coffee sub-sector will benefit from basic management training on Monday (Jan 9) in the northern Cuanza Norte Province to perform their daily activities more efficiently.
[AllAfrica] 09/01/2017

Dos Santos daughter takes over bank
LUANDA. – Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has reportedly taken over the country’s largest bank, Banco de Fomento Angola (BFA).Isabel, who heads the country’s oil firm Sonangol, is reputed (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 07/01/2017

Africa's richest woman just got richer
Africa’s richest woman has added another slice of Angola’s economy to her portfolio.
[East Africa News Post] 06/01/2017

Angola: Last Stage of Voter Registration Programme Kicks Off
[ANGOP] Luanda -The second and last stage of the voter registration programme, which is being executed since August last year, is set to kick off this Thursday countrywide, as part of a process that is to culminate with the general elections in the second semester of the year (...)
[AllAfrica] 05/01/2017

Angola: Let My Battle With the Attorney-General Commence
[Maka] How much longer, João Maria, how much longer do we have to put up with you?
[AllAfrica] 05/01/2017

Angolan lawyers appeal ruling on president naming daughter oil CEO
LUANDA (Reuters) – Angolan lawyers, who argue that President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’ billionaire daughter was illegally appointed as the chief executive of the state oil company, have applied for their case to be heard [...]
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 04/01/2017

- Marques de Morais charged yet again
Renowned Angolan journalist tells CPJ a prosecutor questioned him for three hours before charging him over an article that alleged wrongdoing by Angola's attorney general.
[IFEX] 04/01/2017

Angola: Bié Governor Eyes Better Hospital Services
[ANGOP] Cuito -The governor of the central Bié province, Álvaro Manuel de Boavida Neto, said on Friday that he foresees improvement in the future in the quality of health services when new hospital is built in Cuito city.
[AllAfrica] 01/01/2017

Angola: U.S. Firm Pays Massive Penalty Over Bribery
[DOJ] General Cable Corporation, a Kentucky-based manufacturer and distributor of cable and wire, entered into a non-prosecution agreement and agreed to pay a $20 million penalty, reflecting a 50 percent reduction off the bottom of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines fine range, to resolve the (...)
[AllAfrica] 31/12/2016

Angola: Govt's Christmas Message to Pesky Journalists
[Maka] On the eve of the Christmas celebrations in Angola, one of its most prominent human rights defenders, the investigative journalist and anti-corruption activist Rafael Marques de Morais, received an unexpected greeting: a summons to present himself at the Interior Ministry's Criminal (...)
[AllAfrica] 31/12/2016

Senegal: CPJ urges Angola to drop charges against two journalists
Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has urged Angolan authorities to immediately drop charges against two journalists charged with "crimen injuria", a crime defined to be the act of "unlawfully, intentionally and seriously impairing the dignity of another." (...)
[Panapress] 30/12/2016

Angola: Top Journalists Charged Over Report On Corruption
[CPJ] New York -Angolan authorities should immediately drop charges against two journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
[AllAfrica] 30/12/2016

South Africa: Van Niekerks Rule At Region 5 Games
[Sascoc] Swimmers dominated Team South Africa's medal count at the recent AUSC Region 5 Games in Luanda, Angola, winning almost half of the team's 125 medals.
[AllAfrica] 24/12/2016

Standard Chartered appoints Ghanian as its Southern Africa CEO
Standard Chartered Bank has announced the appointment of Kweku Bedu-Addo as CEO of the Southern Africa Region comprising Mauritius, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola and South Africa. The appointment is subject to regulatory approval. Mr. Bedu-Addo (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 21/12/2016

Southern Africa: South Africa Crowned Youth Games Champions
[SAFA] The South African National u20 girls team (Basetsana) were crowned Region 5 champions after beating neighbours Namibia 5-0 in the final on Saturday afternoon, out in Luanda, Angola.
[AllAfrica] 18/12/2016

Angolan-Swiss Entrepreneur Brings Ethics and Transparency to Sub-Saharan African Business
– By Eugen Iladi – Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais, the Swiss-Angolan founder and chairman of Quantum Global, knows a lot about conducting business in Africa. His Swiss asset management and investment advisory group was selected to manage Angola’s $5 billion… Read more (...)
[Africa Herald Express] 08/12/2016

Africa: Angola Crowned African Handball Champions
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan national senior women's handball team won the African Cup of Nations, after defeating Tunisia by 37-17 in the final played at Luanda's Kilamba arena.
[AllAfrica] 08/12/2016

Angola: Isabel Dos Santos' Missing Declaration of Assets
[Maka] On June 2, 2016 President José Eduardo dos Santos appointed his daughter Isabel dos Santos to the two most powerful roles in the state oil company, Sonangol: by decree he named her Chairman of the Board of Directors and Non-Executive (...)
[AllAfrica] 07/12/2016

Angola: Veteran Journalist Maria Dies
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Information and Propaganda Department of the MPLA Central Committee Tuesday addressed the Board of Directors of the Angola Press Agency (ANGOP) the most heartfelt condolences for the death of its journalist, Paulo António Maria, on Friday (December 2) in Lisbon, Portugal, by (...)
[AllAfrica] 07/12/2016

Africa: Gambia Keeps Dream of Deepening Democracy Alive
[The Conversation Africa] The year ends with a gust of transformational winds blowing over the Gambia and Angola, raising hopes that Africa's democracy project is not as dead as it is feared to be.
[AllAfrica] 06/12/2016

‘No Gambia style here; Mugabe here to stay” – Loyalist
The government says there are no lessons that it can learn from the winds of change blowing in Angola and Gambia — reiterating that President Robert Mugabe, who is battling old age, poor health and [...]
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 05/12/2016

Angola: Longtime President Won't Seek Re-election in 2017
[VOA] Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has led the oil-rich nation for 37 years, will not stand for re-election in next year's polls. State radio said Friday that the ruling MPLA party has decided that the minister of defense, Joao Lourenço, will be the party´s presidential (...)
[AllAfrica] 05/12/2016

- Journalists could be arbitrarily prosecuted under Angola's new media law
The law grants the government and ruling party expansive power to interfere with the work of journalists, and potentially to prevent reporting on corruption or human rights abuses.
[IFEX] 01/12/2016

Financial Services Develop Angola’s Domestic Markets – By Eugen Iladi
— African economies are revving up, diversifying and gradually become more sophisticated. Stimulated by a boom in commodity prices in recent years, the resource-rich continent is starting to realize its true potential. But its growth needs to be nurtured to… Read more (...)
[Africa Herald Express] 29/11/2016

Angola: Handball - National Team Already in Luanda
[ANGOP] Luanda -The senior female national handball team returned home last Saturday after engaging in a pre-competition training programme in Portugal, ahead of their participation in the 22nd African Nations Cup, set to happen from 28 November to 07 December this year, in (...)
[AllAfrica] 27/11/2016

Angola: Basketball - 1º De Agosto, Interclube Start African Competition With Wins
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan representatives to the African Champions Club Cup in female basketball, happening in Maputo, Mozambique, started the competition with wins.
[AllAfrica] 27/11/2016

Private Investment Banking Pioneer Shows Path Forward for Angolan Economy – By Eugen Iladi
— Despite turbulent financial times caused by the oil price drop in recent years, Angola is on the verge of an economic transformation that could elevate the once war-torn country into a model for Sub-Saharan Africa. One reason: specialists in… Read more (...)
[Africa Herald Express] 25/11/2016 all news from Africa. Africa news & newspapers online
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