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The younger dos Santos has been charged with fraud against Angola's central bank, involving the transfer of $500 million in Britain. Dos Santos is the highest-profile figure to be investigated for corruption since President Joao Lourenco took power last September, vowing to combat years of endemic graft in ...
According to the coordinator, the success of the campaign owed to the engagement by Municipal Administrators, Health teams, volunteers as well as the staff of the Angola Armed Forces (FAA) and National Police. Speaking to Angop, Felismina Neto pledged to increase the vaccination teams on Saturday ...

The clash overwhelmed the South African government, which was eventually forced to relinquish its grip on southern Angola and accept Namibian independence. These concessions, in time, helped bring about the end of apartheid rule. Besides a decisive battle, Cuito Cuanavale also represents a ...
Luanda — The Angolan President, Joao Lourenco, on Thursday urged the Minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation to create the conditions for holding elections in all public universities and their organizational units, starting in the academic year 2019. According to a note from the ...
By Sudip Roy. LONDON, April 27 (IFR) - Angola is meeting investors ahead of what would be only the second international bond from the oil-rich African sovereign. Officials are marketing the country to accounts in New York, Boston and London ahead of a 10-year US dollar bond and potentially a tranche ...
OKANAUTONI, Angola – Apart from a few packs of medicine and plastic jars, the shelves at the Okanautoni health centre in southern Angola are bare and lack basic drugs for saving lives. Hours from the nearest town in Cunene province, the clinic has no first-line tuberculosis drugs, no antiretrovirals for HIV ...

The Warriors ended the Zambia Four Nations football tournament without a win after they lost 4-2 on penalties to Angola following a two-all draw in a third and fourth play-off in Ndola, Zambia, yesterday. BY SPORTS REPORTER. Last Wednesday Sunday Chidzambwa's men fell to hosts Zambia 5-4 on ...
Apart from a few packs of medicine and plastic jars, the shelves at the Okanautoni health centre in southern Angola are bare and lack basic drugs for saving lives. Hours from the nearest town in Cunene province, the clinic has no first-line tuberculosis drugs, no antiretrovirals for HIV, no general antibiotics ...
Angola managed to restore parity just before the half-time break. Talent Chawapiwa restored Zimbabwe's lead 10 minutes into the second half with his second goal of the tournament. However, Nikolai leveled matters for the Angolans on 90 minutes and the game was to be decided by a penalty shoot-out.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) currently has a funding portfolio of US$797 million for nine projects in Angola. According to Angolan state news agency Angop, of this portfolio of projects, 54.9% are for the financial sector, 15.1% for agriculture, 14.2% for water and sanitation, 10.3% for the social ...
It is the 30th anniversary this week of the largest conventional armed battle in Africa since the second world war, between the Angola government and Cuban forces against the apartheid South African Defence Force and its rebel allies at Cuito Cuanavale in southern Angola. This was a watershed battle ...
A lack of enthusiasm in Angola's upstream prospects, coupled with a steady decline in oil output, means the country's boom days could be numbered unless it can ... Angola's oil production has been on the wane in the past few years, with a plethora of fields that are mature and in decline and a lack of new ...
An employee shakedown at Louisiana's most famous prison has revealed guards having sex with inmates and smuggling drugs into the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. One guard even had an offender's name tattooed on her arm and her name was tattooed on his, Louisiana Corrections ...
ANGOLA, La. — Deputies in West Feliciana Parish have arrested several Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola employees since Saturday. According to a news release from the state Department of Corrections, the allegations range from having inappropriate relationships with offenders, drug smuggling, ...
Angola's government forced 530 Congolese to return to Congo between February 25 and 27, UNHCR said in a statement. Of those sent back, 480 were ... “Continuing instability poses a grave risk to civilian safety, including for several hundred refugees recently returned from Angola,” it said. “UNHCR urges ...
Luena — The official was speaking at the arrival ceremony of the inaugural train carrying 50 containers, with 1000 tons of manganese from Kasenge in Democratic Republic of Congo. He argued that the CFB will contribute to the transformation of the economic model in which economic diversification, ...
Angola has been OPEC's second most compliant member with regard to the 2016 oil production cut deal, but just like the number-one compliant member, Venezuela, this prestige does not come from the country's willingness to help bring down global supply of crude, at least not entirely. Angola's oil fields ...

Luanda — Angola?s 1º de Agosto intend to score as many goals as possible and to concede none ,when they face South Africa?s Bidvest Wits this Wednesday, in Luanda, for the first-leg of the African Champion Clubs Cup group stage qualifiers. The team, that beat Platinum of Zimbabwe (3-0 and 2-1), are ...
Angola's government forced 530 Congolese to return to Congo between 25 February and 27, UNHCR said in a statement on Tuesday. Of those sent back, 480 were unregistered refugees staying at the Cacanda centre managed by aid agencies in the frontier town of Dundo, the statement said. “Continuing ...
Heavy rains, filthy conditions, medicine shortages and endemic corruption have combined to make a lethal malarial cocktail for Angola. Since the start of the year more than 300,000 cases of the disease have been reported across the country, leading to at least a thousand deaths. The toll, say experts, is a ...
Some critics of the government say little has really changed in Angola. This week, prominent human rights activist and journalist Rafael Marques de Morais appeared in a Luanda court over charges relating to a 2016 story he wrote alleging corrupt acts by the nation's former attorney-general. Marques has ...
The Rev. Billy Graham, an internationally revered Christian evangelist who died last week, was buried in a casket crafted by inmates at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Earlier this week Franklin Graham shared an inside look at how that came to be, including interviews with the late Richard Liggett, ...
She was removed from the job in November last year by Angola's new president Joao Lourenco who has reversed several of his predecessor's appointments. Sonangol announced last December that it had opened an internal inquiry after discovering suspicious financial transfers with a value of tens of ...
“I chose to visit Angola because the relationship between Angola and South Africa is a very special one. It is a very historic relationship that is steeped in struggle, our own struggle, where we as South Africans received a lot of support from Angola. So Angola contributed a great deal to our freedom,” said ...
The Rev. Billy Graham, who died last week (Feb. 21) at age 99, was buried in a casket built in 2006 by inmates at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. How did that come to be? In a video posted on social media by son Franklin Graham, Billy Graham's grandson Roy Graham explained: "We were down ...
Luanda — France aims to help Angola in the process of economic diversification, taking into account the existing cooperation relations between the two countries, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Thursday in Luanda. During official talks between Angolan and French delegations, as part of ...
LUANDA, March 2 (Reuters) – Angola has offered investors diamond exploration licenses that previously belonged to Isabel dos Santos, daughter of the former president, according to a video clip of a closed-door meeting with mining companies seen by Reuters. During the meeting at a mining conference ...
JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), will undertake working visits to Luanda in Angola, Gaborone in Botswana and Windhoek in Namibia, the Presidency said. His spokesperson Tyrone Seale said Ramaphosa ...
LUANDA - Britain's National Crime Agency said on Monday $500 million frozen in the UK as part of an ongoing investigation into a potential fraud against Angola's central bank can be returned to the southern African country. “The necessary authority has now been provided for the monies to be returned to ...
Angola's first satellite has been officially declared defunct by Russia, which had partially funded the West African nation's space project. The AngoSat-1, a communications satellite built for almost $300m, was launched late December from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Shortly after launch ...
The finance ministry said that Filomeno dos Santos disguised the transfer as a project aimed at attracting investment in Angola with the help of a fake guarantee from Credit Suisse. Luanda said $500m had been transferred to a London bank and that Angola was supposed to make two more such payments.
Luanda — The exchange rate gap recorded with the Angolan Kwanza, in relation to the main international currencies, in the formal and informal markets has decreased from 150 to 90 percent in the last 30 days, ANGOP has learnt from a National Reserve Bank of Angola (BNA) source. According to the ...
Luanda — The diploma that establishes the principles and general bases that aim to facilitate, promote and accelerate the private investment in the country was assessed Wednesday in Luanda by the Economic Commission of the Council of Ministers. The document refers to the draft of the Private ...
CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Rev. Billy Graham, the internationally revered Christian evangelist who died Wednesday, is expected to be buried in a coffin built years ago by inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. The coffin is made out of pine and plywood, lined with a mattress and a ...
Huambo — The central Huambo province has reported forty-seven dead and 38 injured, totaling 85 people, in the current rainy season, local fire-department spokesman said Tuesday. Abel Kangombe was releasing provisional data on the consequences of the rains that hit the region from September 15, ...
Luanda — The Republics of Angola and Venezuela have expressed their intention to intensify cooperation relations in the oil, diamond, education and air transport sectors. The fact was revealed on Wednesday in Luanda by the Minister of People's Power and Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Jorge Alberto, ...
LUANDA, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- The installation of the first direct link between Africa and South America will be made on Friday in the city of Fortaleza, Brazil, the chairperson of Angola Cables Executive Committee Antonio Nunes told local media Thursday. The official said that the installation of the South ...
Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Former Angola Warden Burl Cain reads a statement during a press conference in front of the State Capitol in early 2016 after an internal probe of his actions found he had not violated any rules of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections. Cain resigned in ...
Billy Graham to be buried in casket built by Angola inmates: report. Updated February 21, 2018 at 9:51 PM ; Posted February 21, 2018 at 9:24 PM ... Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola first began building their own caskets about 18 years ago. Inmates before then were buried in cardboard boxes, the station reported.
LUNDA NORTE, Angola – Towards the end of Yvonne Mboi's pregnancy, she recalled, “I realized I was too big. I was afraid.” These concerns loomed large after her harrowing flight from conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. But when she finally gave birth, Ms. Mboi was surprised, and relieved, ...
In recent months, Angola, the second largest oil producer in the African continent after Nigeria, has been engulfed by political turmoil, with an intense power struggle between the incumbent president Joao Lourenco and the former political strongman Jose Eduardo dos Santos. The situation, however, has ...
Luanda — The Angolan government has outlined specific programmes that are being implemented in the sectors of energy, water, transport and infrastructures to influence the improvement of the country's industrial business environment, said Monday the minister of Industry, Bernarda Martins. According to ...
Sparrows operated two bases in Angola at Talatona and Malonga, and began working with BP in the region in 2006. Under the new award it will provide crane operators, maintenance, repair and refurbishment, comprehensive deck services, and control and certification of fixed and portable lifting ...
He also stressed the need for the authorities to improve the legal procedure of setting up a firm, an area in which Angola has a poor international ranking (130 out of 190 countries, as published by the World Bank). The consultation meeting - which was co-chaired by the Economy and Planning minister, ...
The outbreak of violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in March 2017 triggered the internal displacement of some 1.4 million persons and the flight of over 35,000 refugees into Lunda Norte Province, Angola. The Emergency Relief Coordinator declared an Inter-Agency ...
Saurimo — The provincial governor of Lunda Sul, Ernesto Kiteculo, on Tuesday in Saurimo called for greater participation of the business class in the Carnival. The governor, who was speaking to the press, said that the carnival parade should not be seen as a mere diversion, but rather as an opportunity to ...
Luanda — A delegation of businessmen from Brazil linked to the agricultural sector is in Angola on a working visits set to start Tuesday, to the provinces of Cuanza Norte and Moxico. According to a press release from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, which reached Angop, reads on 13 and 14, the ...
The bearish sentiment that on Thursday returned full force due to continued crude price losses was accompanied by strong signs that the tentative return of a proper global supply and demand balance will soon evaporate. Amir Zamaninia, oil minister for Iran, told a conference in Paris that his country is ...
HARARE - FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza insists they will not take too many risks when they face Angolan champions Premeiro Desportivo Agosto in the African Champions League this weekend. Pure Platinum Play take on the Angolan champions in the first leg of their preliminary round clash at the ...
Luanda — The Angolan Culture minister, Carolina Cerqueira, on Wednesday evening in Lisbon, Portugal, deemed it fundamental to strengthen the ties that exist between Angolan and Portuguese citizens, particularly in the cultural domain, however, she stressed, each needs to preserve its own identity, ...


 

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