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Angola Pledges Help to Portugal With Financial Crisis

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Angola’s President Jose Eduardo dos Santos says his country is ready to help former colonial power Portugal with its financial crisis. Mr. dos Santos spoke to reporters Thursday after meeting in the Angolan capital, Luanda, with Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho. The Angolan economy has grown rapidly in recent years, boosted by oil exports, […]

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Zambia Apologizes to Angola for Past Rebel Support

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Zambia’s new president says his country has formally apologized to neighboring Angola for backing a rebel movement that battled Angola’s government during a 27-year civil war. President Michael Sata said Wednesday that he sent an envoy to personally apologize to Angola President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. During the the 1990s, Mr. dos Santos’ party accused […]

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Angola’s Longtime President: ‘No Dictatorship Here’

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Angola’s president, who has been in power for 32 years, is rejecting claims that his country is a dictatorship that disregards the rights of its citizens. During his annual State of the Nation address on Tuesday, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos said “There is no dictatorship here whatsoever.” He argued instead that Angola is a […]

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Officials: 17 Dead in Angola Military Plane Crash

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Angola say 17 people died Wednesday when a military plane crashed while trying to take off from the airport in the central city of Huambo. The Angolan Armed Forces released a statement Thursday saying 11 military officials and six civilians were among the dead. The pilots and crew survived the crash. The civilian […]

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At Least 30 Killed in Angola Plane Crash

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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A military plane has crashed in central Angola, killing at least 30 people, including three Angolan army generals. Portuguese-language news outlets say the plane crashed Wednesday while trying to take off from the airport in the central city of Huambo. The Angolan Air Force jet, built by Brazilian aircraft-maker Embraer, was carrying a delegation of […]

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Plane Crashes in Angola; Three Generals Killed

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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A plane has crashed in the central Angolan city of Huambo, killing three generals of the Angolan army. Initial reports say an Embraer military jet crashed Wednesday while trying to take off from the Huambo airport. Details are sketchy, but at least six people are reported to have survived the crash.

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VOA Deplores Beating of Journalist in Angola

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 12:21 pm (UTC-5)
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VOA is criticizing the beating in Angola of one of its journalists, who was attacked while trying to cover a pro-democracy rally in the capital last Saturday. A VOA statement Wednesday says Alexandre Neto, a local reporter in Luanda, was assaulted and had some of his equipment taken by what appeared to be plainclothes officers. […]

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