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Angola: Angola Prepares for Life After Dos Santos
[Chatham House] Angola is following a pattern of gradual democratization but those hoping for rapid and or even radical political change will be disappointed.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Angola: Dos Santos' Successor Says Ruling Party Braces for 2017 Polls
[ANGOP] Luanda -The ruling MPLA party's candidate for President of the Republic, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, Friday in Huila reaffirmed his party's readiness for the 2017 General Elections.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

UN: WHO says Angola, DRC successfully controlled yellow fever outbreak
New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have successfully controlled one of the world’s largest and most challenging outbreaks of yellow fever. (...)
[Panapress] 15/02/2017

Angola: Hundreds Killed in Malaria Outbreak
[CAJ News] Luanda -A raging malaria outbreak has killed more than 700 people in Angola as the disease-prone Southern African country battles to thwart illnesses. Head of department of public health and control of endemics, Isaías Sambunga Cambissa, disclosed the figures as he gave an update on (...)
[AllAfrica] 15/02/2017

Angola’s president orders inquiry into stadium stampede that killed 17
LUANDA (Reuters) – Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has ordered an investigation into the cause of a stampede at a football match in which at least 17 people were killed. Scores of people were [...]
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 11/02/2017

Angola: Ruling Party Ready to Win Elections
[ANGOP] Luanda -The ruling MPLA party has conditions to continue to mobilise the Angolan people across the country to participate in the process and secure its victory in the 2017 polls.
[AllAfrica] 11/02/2017

Angola: Seventeen Killed in Stadium Stampede
[Al Jazeera] At least 17 football fans were killed after a stampede broke out at a stadium in northern Angola, police said, in an incident that also left scores of people wounded.
[AllAfrica] 11/02/2017

Angola opens probe on Stadium tragedy
Angola’s President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has ordered investigation into football stadium stampede that killed 17 people on Friday. The President released a statement stating that he expresses his solidarity with the families of the victims and that he has “instructed the Provincial Government (...)
[The Nation] 11/02/2017

Angola: Football Fans Die in Stadium Stampede
[East African] Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos has ordered an immediate inquiry into a stadium stampede that left at least 17 people dead in Uige Province.
[AllAfrica] 11/02/2017

Angolan president orders stadium stampede probe
At least 17 dead, hundreds injured in Uige Province
[East Africa News Post] 11/02/2017

Angola: Deadly Disease Combination Claims Thousands
[CAJ News] Luanda -RAGING yellow fever and malaria outbreaks claimed more than 15 000 lives in Angola over the past year. Speaking in the capital Luanda, the health minister, Luís Gomes Sambo, disclosed there were with 4,2 million cases of malaria, leading to the death of 15 000 people. Coupled (...)
[AllAfrica] 10/02/2017

Kenya: Nigeria, SA get byes to 2018 CHAN qualifiers second round
Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - South Africa, Angola, Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire are among the countries that got byes to the CAF Total 2018 CHAN Championships qualifiers. Sports
[Panapress] 07/02/2017

Angola: Quantum Global named best investment firm 2016
African focused investment firm Quantum Global Group were announced as the winners of the Global Banking and Finance Review award for Best Investment Company Angola 2016. The award, which recognises excellence globally within the financial community, operates a strict assessment criterion measuring investment...
[The African Business Fortune] 07/02/2017

Angola: Govt Looks to Restructure Early Childhood Education
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan Government said it wants to conduct a deep restructuring process of early childhood education actions, due to the challenges facing children under five years of age.
[AllAfrica] 07/02/2017

Africa: Angola Eyes Investment at African Mining Conference
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola will be a "case study" at the Investing in African Mining Indaba International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, on 6-9 February, an event that annually brings together investors, government representatives , financiers and companies worldwide linked to the mining (...)
[AllAfrica] 06/02/2017

Angola: President Dos Santos to Step Down After 38 Years
[CISA] Luanda -Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos confirmed today he will not run in this year's presidential election, bringing an end to 38 years of his reign as head of state.
[AllAfrica] 03/02/2017

Angola’s dos Santos calls end to 38 years in power
LUANDA (Reuters) – Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos confirmed on Friday he will not run in this year’s presidential election, calling an end to 38 years as head of state, but he will retain [...]
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 03/02/2017

Angola: The New 'President in Waiting'
[Deutsche Welle] Angola's Defense Minister Joao Lourenco has been named as the presidential candidate of the country's ruling party. President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has said that he will not seek re-election after 37 years in (...)
[AllAfrica] 03/02/2017

Angola president will not seek re-election
Angolan President, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, confirmed on Friday he will not run in this year’s presidential election, calling an end to his 38 years rule as head of state, but he will retain control of the powerful ruling party. Dos Santos, aged 74, said in March last year he would not run in (...)
[The Nation] 03/02/2017

Angola to have new president after 37 years
Ruling MPLA party confirms Defence minister's candidacy
[East Africa News Post] 03/02/2017

Angola: Unmasking the MPLA's Very Own Apostle
[Maka] Angolans witness every day that rewards flow to those who are faithful to the ruling party, the MPLA. Yet many in this nominally Christian nation might have hoped that men of the cloth would be immune to the lure of political corruption. Apparently not (...)
[AllAfrica] 01/02/2017

Angola: Recycling Plant Opens in Luanda
[ANGOP] Luanda -A recycling plant dubbed "Angola Recicla", to value the solid waste, previously taken to landfills, was inaugurated on Monday in Luanda by the Environment minister, Fátima Jardim.
[AllAfrica] 31/01/2017

Angola: IMF recommends 'forceful' steps for economic diversification in Angola
Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Authorities in Angola must address more forcefully the country's dependence on oil and diversify the economy, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised, noting that while growth has stopped, inflation has accelerated. (...)
[Panapress] 25/01/2017

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

- 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 all news from Africa. Africa news & newspapers online
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