Zimbabwe: Russian Foreign Minister Stops Over During Africa Tour
The veteran Russian politician is in Africa at the same time as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes his maiden visit to the continent. Read more »
Angola: Graft Trial in Portugal 'Offends' Angola
Tensions are mounting between Angola and Portugal over the indictment for corruption of former Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente. Experts believe Portugal will cave in to… Read more »
December 28, 2017
Angola: President Joao Lourenco - No Puppet On a String
No one believed the new president of Angola, Joao Lourenco, when he promised thorough reforms. But the man once considered to be a puppet of the old regime has turned out to be as… Read more »
September 26, 2017
Angola: Who is President Joao Lourenco?
Angola's Joao Lourenco has been sworn in on Tuesday as president replacing Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil-rich country with an iron grip for 38 years. Who is the man… Read more »
September 14, 2017
Angola: The Future Looks Bright for Angola's Dos Santos Clan
Angola's president-elect Joao Lourenco has promised to stamp out cronyism and corruption. But outgoing President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his family look as entrenched in power… Read more »
August 24, 2017
Angola: Democracy in Angola Is More Than Just Holding Elections
Angola's generally peaceful and well-organized elections mask the powerful structures holding the country back from being a true democracy, says DW's Johannes Beck. Read more »
Angola: Who Is Angola's Next President, Joao Lourenco?
After the departure of the seriously ill Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Joao Lourenco will become Angola's next president. Who is the man who ran on the ticket of the party heavyweight… Read more »
August 22, 2017
Angola: Who Will Succeed President Dos Santos?
After decades in power, Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos will not take part in Wednesday's elections. Many Angolans now hope for a political change, as Antonio Cascais… Read more »
July 25, 2017
Angola: Election Campaigns Kick Off in Angola
Campaigns for the August presidential election in Angola have begun. The poll will mark the end of the 38-year rule of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos who is not running for… Read more »
June 24, 2017
Congo-Kinshasa: Crisis Worsens As Deaths Rise & Refugees Flee
The UN estimates that more than 3,300 have been killed, and 1.3 million forced to flee violence since last August. Meanwhile, neighboring Angola has expelled 8,000 Congolese… Read more »
February 03, 2017
Angola: The New 'President in Waiting'
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… Read more »
October 26, 2016
Angola: The Growing Empire of the 'First Daughter'
Isabel dos Santos is the oldest daughter of the Angolan president and is worth some $3.2 billion dollars. She is Africa's richest woman and has built up a diverse empire, much of… Read more »
September 09, 2016
Angola: 'In Angola Nobody Is Free,' Activist Luaty Beirao Says
Because of his 36-day hunger strike, Luaty Beirao became the most famous of 17 activists detained in Angola. He was released under an amnesty earlier this year but told DW he… Read more »
September 05, 2016
Angola: Has There Been a New Massacre of Cult Members?
According to information obtained by DW, Angolan security forces perpetrated another massacre against members of the sect "Light of the World". It is not the first massacre of the… Read more »
August 17, 2016
Angola: Massive Yellow Fever Vaccination Begins in Angola and DRC
Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola have begun one of the biggest ever emergency vaccination campaigns in Africa to curb a yellow fever epidemic that has killed hundreds since… Read more »
June 08, 2016
Angola: Unease Over State Oil Post for Africa's Richest Woman
Angolan President dos Santos has appointed his daughter Isabel as head of state-run oil concern Sonangol. A group of lawyers is mulling legal action as dismay in the corporate… Read more »
May 27, 2016
Angola: Yellow Fever Deaths Cross 300 - WHO
The World Health Organization says the worst outbreak for 30 years has spread from the capital Luanda to most coastal and central regions. The disease has killed several hundred… Read more »
April 14, 2016
Angola: Angola Hit By Yellow Fever Outbreak
Hospitals in Angola's capital Luanda have been overwhelmed by yellow fever patients. At the David Bernadino Children's Hospital, five hundred children are admitted every day. Read more »
March 28, 2016
Angola: Angola Jails 17 Activists for 'Coup Attempt'
A group of non-violent protestors have been given lengthy jail terms in Luanda for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government. International observers have denounced the trial… Read more »
Angola: 'A Sad Day for Freedom of Expression'
A court in Luanda on Monday found 17 pro-democracy activists guilty of attempting to topple President José Eduardo dos Santos. Rights activists however said the trial was… Read more »
March 21, 2016
Angola: A Trial in Angola Increasingly Seen As a Farce
It could be a plot for a bad movie: people meeting peacefully to discuss a book on democracy are raided by the police and arrested for conspiring to overthrow the president. But… Read more »
Angola: Protesters Face Up to 13 Years in Jail
Prosecutors have demanded harsh prison sentences for activists accused of plotting a rebellion against the Angolan president. The trial has been denounced as a farce to stamp out… Read more »
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