Stories about Angola
Angolan police violently cracked down on protest against postponement of local elections
Local elections, which were to be organized this year for the first time since Angola's independence, were postponed after a delay in passing legislation to regulate it.
Protests in Angola demand justice for Silvio Dala, a doctor who died in police custody
Demonstrators and the Union of Doctors challenge the police's version of events, which says Dala died after fainting and falling at the police station.
Netflix to show first Angolan feature film
Dias Santana is 80% an Angolan production and 20% South African
Angolan police kills 23-year-old for breaking confinement rules, local media reports
A National Police communiqué said that officers were on patrol when they came across a crowd of young people at an unauthorized time and place.
Angolan pastors break away from the Universal Church of Brazil
The new congregation could call itself the Reform Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in Angola.
Afro-Czechs on visibility, racism and life in the Czech Republic (Part II)
"For Czech society, accepting that a non-white person can be Czech is too unusual and often not digestible."
An Angolan isolation centre for those repatriated lacks screening, space, and even toilet paper
"We were crowded and there was nobody to give us information or establish any control procedures. They only measured our temperature on arrival, nothing more."
‘Luanda Leaks': How Africa's richest woman plundered the Angolan state
The investigation was based on more than 715,000 documents received by the Platform for the Protection of Whistleblowers in Africa (PPLAAF).
Activists in Angola continue to face repression for online and offline activities
Online activists in Angola risk tough reactions from authorities, particularly when their activities are connected to offline activism.
Angolan president's reforms drive positive impact on media — but limits persist
Under Angola's former regime, JES, prosecutions of activists and journalists were common. In 2017, João Lourenço (“JLO”) succeeded JES and journalists began to see reforms to press freedoms. But is it enough?
For the first time, an Angolan basketball player will join the NBA
Bruno Fernando, 21 years old, will join the team Philadelphia 76ers.
Angola cancelled a public tender after suspicions of fraud, indicating divisions in government
The company Telstar was created in January 2018 with capital stock of 200,000 Kwanza (600 US dollars), and the majority shareholder is the general Manuel João Carneiro.
Angola's president said there was no starvation in the country in interview, sparking indignation
"Today there is a supply of food in Angola, one cannot say that today there is [serious] hunger in Angola, it is a question of some malnutrition," remarked Angola's president.
A steep price hike for passport applications pushed Angolans to protest
The fee increased from 8 to 97 US dollars.
‘Stop killing women’ — a new campaign against domestic violence in Angola
"Violence against women is real, it really is. It is not something in the heads of feminists, it is not an invention or empty speech: IT IS REAL!"
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For the first time, an Angolan president meets with the government's staunchest critics
The meeting appears to signal a pivot from his predecessor José Eduardo dos Santos, whose administration was notorious for the ill-treatment of activists, journalists, and international NGOs.
Angola expels thousands of Congolese migrants in crackdown on illegal diamond mining
"Suddenly, on Monday, we saw youths from the Chokwe community with Angolan policemen starting to burn the homes of those perceived to be foreigners."
Former Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos accused of corruption by his successor
João Lourenço said in a interview with a Portuguese newspaper that he found the state's coffers empty when he took office in 2017.
Angolans react to government's new law-and-order initiative
"The most important rescue by the state would be to provide the conditions to guarantee decent jobs"
Portuguese PM drew criticism over clothing choice during visit to Angola
António Costa's official visit to Angola following months of diplomatic tensions between the two governments has caused a stir over his clothing choice.