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Angola’s ex-leader to quit as ruling party boss by 2019

Former Angolan leader said Friday he will quit as head of the governing party by 2019 after the ruling MPLA denied tensions with his successor, President Joao Lourenco. Dos Santos ceded the presidency to his former defense minister Lourenco following the ruling MPLA’s victory in August elections but held on …

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U.N. Criticizes Angola for Forcing Refugees to Return to Violent Congo

The U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) is deeply concerned about rekindled tension in the violent Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo and criticized the Angolan government for forcing some 500 refugees to return. Angola’s government forced 530 Congolese to return to Congo between Feb. 25 and 27, UNHCR said …

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CHAN 2018: Second quarter-final list: Nigeria vs Angola, Congo vs Libya

The group stage of the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) ended yesterday after final matches in Group D were dispatched. Two draws were recorded as Congo Republic and Angola failed to score in their match in Agadir. Congo with two earlier wins topped the group with seven points. Angola also …

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Angola’s state oil company to investigate Isabel Dos Santos for fraud

Angola’s state oil company (Sonagol) has announced an investigation into “possible misappropriation” of funds by Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of the former president, during her time as the company’s chief executive. “We have established an internal commission of inquiry to investigate the information published,” Sonangol spokesman Mateus Benza said …

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Angola president fires top security chiefs appointed by dos Santos

Angolan president Joao Lourenco has fired the police chief and head of the intelligence service in his first replacements in the security services since taking office in late September this year. Lourenço sacked Ambrósio de Lemos as Commander General of the National Police, replacing him with Alfredo Mingas. Whiles António …

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Angolan president sacks Isabel dos Santos as head of the national oil company

Angolan President Joao Lourenco dismissed Isabel dos Santos as chair of the state oil company Sonangol on Wednesday in a dramatic move against the family of the former president. The daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled Angola for 38 years until stepping down in September, was replaced by …

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