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Stories about Angola

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!"

2018 across sub-Saharan Africa: Our favorite stories of epic change and transformation

From long-time leaders stepping down to citizens rising up, a cautious hope surges alongside the continuous struggle. Here are our favorite stories from across Africa in 2018.

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.

Operation Leave Home: a new social media trend encourages young Angolans to fly the coop

"At this moment, I am on the street crying without knowing where to go."

Journalist's expulsion from restaurant leads to debate about racism in Angola

"...racism in Angola is nothing new; however, people prefer to pretend nothing is happening."

Landmark ruling in Angola acquits journalist Rafael Marques of all charges

While Marques had been brought to court on previous occasions, this was the first time he was formally acquited.

In long-awaited victory, Angola's only LGBT association receives legal recognition

"Now we are legal and we can speak with property owners without any fear, we can conduct and continue our activities legally, because we will pay the state's quota."

Angolan authorities bring journalist Rafael Marques back to court, for investigating corruption

A journalist best known for exposing human rights violations in the diamond trade, Marques is not the only target of the Angolan regime.

“You Just Killed Me”: The Internet Meme Defying Angola’s Government

"More than a sharp protest against degrading living conditions of Luanda's slums, 'you just killed me' is also a performance act that fits perfectly into the world of contemporary art".

Angolans Left Snickering After Post-Launch Glitch in Country's First Satellite

"Launching a satellite into space while on the ground there is no medicine, food, quality education, healthcare worthy of that name...seems to me a terrible irrationality"

Africa's Richest Woman Dismissed From Angola’s National Oil Company — Is This the End of Dos Santos’ Power?

Is this the beginning of Africa's richest woman -- and the Dos Santos clans downfall?

Provisional Election Results Show Angola's Longtime Ruling Party Is Staying Put

On 23 August, more than 9 million Angolans were called to elect the new president.

Angolan Activists Create a Platform To Monitor Presidential Elections

"...All of us complain of malpractice and electoral irregularities, so it is necessary that everybody acts as election monitors and remains alert."

An Angolan Governor Loses His Job After Criticizing His Own Political Party in an Interview

Isaac Maria dos Anjos, ex-governor of the Angolan provínce of Benguela, is famous for his criticisms of the ruling MPLA party.

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