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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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Flooding kills 11 in Angola, destroys 700 homes

Floods in Angola have killed at least eleven people and left thousands homeless after the country was hit by torrential rain, rescuers said on 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 …

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Angola: 200 march in protest for abortion rights

At least 200 demonstrators protested under heavy police surveillance in the Angolan capital Luanda on Saturday against a draft law criminalising all abortions. The proposed new penal code has been sharply criticised, including by Isabel dos Santos, reported to be the richest woman in Africa and the daughter of veteran …

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Powerful Angolan VP charged with corruption in Portugal

Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente had been charged in Portugal with corruption and money laundering, the Prosecutor General’s office in Lisbon said on Thursday. Vicente, seen as a possible successor to President Jose Eduardo dos Santos who has been in power since 1979 and intends to retire next year, is …

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17 killed at a football stadium in the northern Angolan city

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At least 17 people have been killed in a stampede at a football stadium in the northern Angolan city of Uige, local officials say. Hundreds more were reported to have been injured when supporters stormed the gates after failing to gain entry. Some of those who fell became trapped and …

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Angola’s long-time President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has confirmed he will step down

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Angola’s President Dos Santos anoints deputy Lourenco before August’s poll and has announced his likely successor. He told a meeting of the governing MPLA party that Joao Lourenco, the defence minister, would be the party’s presidential candidate. But the 74-year-old is to remain leader of the influential ruling party. He …

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