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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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Angola’s dos Santos will not run in 2017 presidential election

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos confirmed Friday he will not run in this year’s presidential election, calling an end to 38 years as head of state, but he will retain control of the powerful ruling party. Dos Santos, aged 74, said in March last year he would not run …

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10 dead as cholera epidemic hits Angola

Ten people have died since mid-December when a cholera epidemic hit three provinces in the far north of Angola. Angolan Health Minister Luis Sambo announced after a Council of Ministers convened an emergency meeting on the situation. “We have already recorded 150 cases of confirmed cholera, 10 of which have …

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Lawyers appeal ruling on president naming daughter oil CEO

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Angolan lawyers, who argue that President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’ billionaire daughter was illegally appointed as the chief executive of the state oil company, have applied for their case to be heard in the Constitutional Court on Wednesday. Angola’s Supreme Court on Dec. 27 rejected an application by 12 human …

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Angolan President ‘Told To Explain Daughter’s Appointment’

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The Angolan Supreme court has demanded that President Jose Eduardo dos Santos explain why he made his daughter the boss of state oil company Sonangol, reports the news site Rede Angola. A petition challenging whether the appointment of Isabel dos Santos was lawful was submitted to the court by a group …

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