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Angola’s Front Line Against Yellow Fever

Angola’s Front Line Against Yellow Fever

In the green and shaded gardens of the Americo Boavida Hospital in Angola’s capital, Luanda, women in colourful printed dresses wait patiently for visiting hours to begin. It is one of the biggest hospitals in the city, serving almost two million people. Malaria is the most common killer here, but since December last year they […]

Africa’s Richest Woman Under Pressure To Step Down From Angolan Energy Firm

Africa’s Richest Woman Under Pressure To Step Down From Angolan Energy Firm

Rafael Marques, an Angolan human rights activist, has asked the country’s attorney general to revoke the appointment of Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, as head of Sonangol, accusing president José Eduardo dos Santos of acting unconstitutionally by putting his daughter in charge of the state energy firm, after the shock sacking of its board. […]

Angola: Lawyers Plot to Block New Post of Angola Leader’s Daughter

Angola: Lawyers Plot to Block New Post of Angola Leader’s Daughter

Twelve Angolan lawyers have decided to block the appointment of the President’s daughter as a non-executive administrator of the state-owned oil firm Sonangol. President José Eduardo dos Santos, 73, who has ruled the country since 1979 on Thursday appointed Ms Isabel dos Santos to the high position. The lawyers will hand a petition to the […]

Angola’s Isabel Dos Santos Named Head Of State Oil Company Sonangol

Angola’s Isabel Dos Santos Named Head Of State Oil Company Sonangol

Isabel dos Santos, named by Forbes magazine as Africa’s richest woman, worth an estimated $3.3bn (£2.3bn), takes on the job after the entire board was sacked by her father in April. Angola and Nigeria are Africa’s largest oil producers. Critics accuse President dos Santos, who has ruled since 1979, of being increasingly authoritarian. Ms Dos […]

Angola Overtakes Nigeria As Africa’s Top Oil Producer

Angola Overtakes Nigeria As Africa’s Top Oil Producer

Nigeria has again lost its Africa’s top oil producer status to Angola, as the country’s crude oil production fell by 67,000 barrels per day last month, latest data from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries have shown. OPEC, in its Monthly Oil Market Report for April, which was released on Wednesday, put crude oil production […]

Angola’s yellow fever death toll rises to 158: WHO

Angola’s yellow fever death toll rises to 158: WHO

A yellow fever outbreak in Angola that began late last year has killed 158 people, up from 50 a month ago, as deaths from the disease transmitted by mosquitoes accelerate, a World Health Organisation official said on Friday. There has also been an increase in malaria, cholera and chronic diarrhoea in Luanda and other cities, […]

UN votes to send home peacekeepers accused of sexual abuse

UN votes to send home peacekeepers accused of sexual abuse

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution calling for the repatriation of peacekeeping units whose soldiers face allegations of sexual abuse. The resolution is the first passed by the Security Council to tackle sex abuse claims against peacekeepers. It was passed by 14 of the 15-member body, with Egypt abstaining. Last year there were […]

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