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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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Angola expels 2,884 Congolese illegal migrants

Angolan authorities have expelled 2,884 Congolese illegal migrants, state-owned media confirmed. State news agency Angop said the illegal migrants were rounded up in Lunda Norte Province between September and October. Lunda Norte Province is located 656km north of the capital Luanda, and shares borders with both DRC and Congo-Brazzaville. “During …

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Outrage as Angolan police attack disabled protesters in wheelchair

A video circulating on social media showing Angolan police attacking disabled protesters in wheelchairs has sparked outrage. In an attempt to draw the attention of the authorities to their plight last Saturday in the capital Luanda, members of the National Association of Disabled People of Angola were met by uniformed …

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Angolan activists jailed over election protest

Seven Angolan opposition activists have been sentenced to 45 days in jail over a protest calling for transparency in next year’s election when veteran President Jose Eduardo dos Santos will stand down. The election, due to be held in August, will mark a new chapter for Angola as Dos Santos …

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Flooding kills 11 in Angola

Floods in Angola have killed at least eleven people and left thousands homeless after the country was hit by torrential rain, rescuers said Thursday. More than 700 homes were destroyed following the deluge in the coastal northwestern Luanda province which began on Tuesday afternoon and lasted into the early hours …

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