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Book club activists freed in Angola

A court in Angola has released 16 activists, including the well known rapper Luaty Beirão, after they were imprisoned for rebellion against long serving President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

A court in Angola has released 16 activists, including the well known rapper Luaty Beirão, after they were imprisoned for rebellion against long serving President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

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Angola activists' situation 'worrying,' says Amnesty International

Amnesty International has described the situation of 15 activists detained in Angola as “worrying.” The group is on hunger strike. Among them is

Amnesty International has described the situation of 15 activists detained in Angola as “worrying.” The group is on hunger strike. Among them is

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Angola yellow fever outbreak spreads

The number of deaths from a yellow fever outbreak in Angola has risen to 225 with at least another 1,600 infected. However experts fear the numbers

The number of deaths from a yellow fever outbreak in Angola has risen to 225 with at least another 1,600 infected. However experts fear the numbers

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Angola: Rapper jailed on rebellion charges with other activists

He has been on hunger strike. Now Portuguese Angolan rapper Luaty Beirão has been jailed with 16 other activists for ‘conspiracy to commit a

He has been on hunger strike. Now Portuguese Angolan rapper Luaty Beirão has been jailed with 16 other activists for ‘conspiracy to commit a

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Angola's veteran President Dos Santos to step down in 2018

Africa’s second-longest ruling leader, the President of Angola, has said he will step down in 2018. Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has been in power

Africa’s second-longest ruling leader, the President of Angola, has said he will step down in 2018. Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has been in power

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Cartas da Guerra (Letters from War) in battle for Golden Bear

The cast of the Portuguese film Cartas da Guerra (Letters from War), directed by Ivo Ferreira, took to the red carpet for the premiere of the movie

The cast of the Portuguese film Cartas da Guerra (Letters from War), directed by Ivo Ferreira, took to the red carpet for the premiere of the movie

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Nicki Minaj urged to cancel Angola Christmas concert

Multiple award-winning rapper Nicki Minaj has been asked by Human Rights Foundation to cancel scheduled Christmas concert in Luanda on Saturday, December 19, organised by telecommunications company ma

Multiple award-winning rapper Nicki Minaj has been asked by Human Rights Foundation to cancel scheduled Christmas concert in Luanda on Saturday, December 19, organised by telecommunications company ma

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Focus: Bananas - Angola's 'green gold'

Bananas are turning into the ‘green gold’ of Angola. The country is the second biggest oil producer Africa, but revenues have gone down by at least

Bananas are turning into the ‘green gold’ of Angola. The country is the second biggest oil producer Africa, but revenues have gone down by at least

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The challenge of creating growth and development in Angola

There are many challenges for Angola. The country is hoping private investment will help development but one of the biggest which lies ahead is

There are many challenges for Angola. The country is hoping private investment will help development but one of the biggest which lies ahead is

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Angola: 40th Independence Day anniversary

Angola celebrates 40 years of independence on 11 November. Angola achieved independence on 11 November 1975. The first president of the then People’s

Angola celebrates 40 years of independence on 11 November. Angola achieved independence on 11 November 1975. The first president of the then People’s

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Angola: 'Rebel' Luaty Beirão ends hunger strike

Popular Angolan rapper Luaty Beirão has ended a hunger strike which he began on September 21, 2015. He is due to go on trial in mid-November, accused

Popular Angolan rapper Luaty Beirão has ended a hunger strike which he began on September 21, 2015. He is due to go on trial in mid-November, accused

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Detained Angolan rapper blames president for his hunger strike

The Angolan rapper and activist Luaty Beirao who has been on hunger strike since September 21 in protest at his arrest is said to be deteriorating

The Angolan rapper and activist Luaty Beirao who has been on hunger strike since September 21 in protest at his arrest is said to be deteriorating

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France joins queue of Europeans beating path to Angola

French President François Hollande has spent a day in Angola on his three-nation tour that also takes in Benin and Cameroon. Heading a team of 50

French President François Hollande has spent a day in Angola on his three-nation tour that also takes in Benin and Cameroon. Heading a team of 50

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Angolan generals drop charges against journalist Rafael Marques

Defamation charges have been dropped against a journalist who accused seven Angolan army generals of being complicit in human rights abuses. The

Defamation charges have been dropped against a journalist who accused seven Angolan army generals of being complicit in human rights abuses. The

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Portuguese language reform law goes global

Does it ever bother you when someone corrects your grammar or spelling? Or do you do it to other people? If so, spare a thought for this ‘

Does it ever bother you when someone corrects your grammar or spelling? Or do you do it to other people? If so, spare a thought for this ‘

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Tale of two Angolan refugees' survival in 1980's Lisbon

Angolan film-maker Pocas Pascoal sought inspiration in her personal life for ‘All is Well’, a moving drama about two sisters in exile. Alda and

Angolan film-maker Pocas Pascoal sought inspiration in her personal life for ‘All is Well’, a moving drama about two sisters in exile. Alda and

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Venezuela wins seat on UN Security Council

Five countries have won seats on the United Nations Security Council. Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola, New Zealand and Spain won the votes of two

Five countries have won seats on the United Nations Security Council. Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola, New Zealand and Spain won the votes of two

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China's Li Keying arrives in Kenya on final leg of Africa tour

Chinese Premier Li Keying is rounding off his first African tour in Nairobi, holding a series with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. The two leaders

Chinese Premier Li Keying is rounding off his first African tour in Nairobi, holding a series with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. The two leaders

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Portugal and Angola - a friendship at risk

Is Angola replacing Portugal with China as its main trade partner? Amid a political row over allegations of Angolan money laundering in Portugal, the

Is Angola replacing Portugal with China as its main trade partner? Amid a political row over allegations of Angolan money laundering in Portugal, the

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Ivory seized at Bangkok Airport

Thai officials have seized ivory worth more than 500,000 US dollars at Bangkok’s main airport. Beads and elephant tusks weighing over 100 kilos

Thai officials have seized ivory worth more than 500,000 US dollars at Bangkok’s main airport. Beads and elephant tusks weighing over 100 kilos

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At least 13 killed in Angola stadium vigil crush

At least 13 people have been crushed to death and dozens more injured at a vigil organised by a Pentecostal church in Angola. Crowds of people were

At least 13 people have been crushed to death and dozens more injured at a vigil organised by a Pentecostal church in Angola. Crowds of people were

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Angola election: MPLA party set to remain in power

Jose Eduardo dos Santos looks set to continue ruling Angola after almost 33 years in power. With more than half the votes counted, dos Santos and his

Jose Eduardo dos Santos looks set to continue ruling Angola after almost 33 years in power. With more than half the votes counted, dos Santos and his

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Voting ends in Angolan election

Voting has closed in Angola’s third election since independence from Portugal in 1976. Election observers quoted by the Associated Press said there

Voting has closed in Angola’s third election since independence from Portugal in 1976. Election observers quoted by the Associated Press said there

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Angola vote expected to keep dos Santos in power

Angolans are voting in a presidential election that is widely expected to keep Jose Eduardo dos Santos in office. The incumbent’s ruling MPLA is

Angolans are voting in a presidential election that is widely expected to keep Jose Eduardo dos Santos in office. The incumbent’s ruling MPLA is

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Angola President dos Santos set for election win

Angola goes to the polls on Friday for only its third general election since independence from Portugal in 1975. There followed a 27-year civil war

Angola goes to the polls on Friday for only its third general election since independence from Portugal in 1975. There followed a 27-year civil war

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Fatal air crash in Angola

Seventeen people have been killed after a military aircraft crashed in Angola. The army said eleven of its officers and six civilians died in the

Seventeen people have been killed after a military aircraft crashed in Angola. The army said eleven of its officers and six civilians died in the

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Miss Angola on top of the world as Miss Universe

Miss Angola, Leila Lopes, has been crowned Miss Universe at the 60th annual pageant in Sao Paolo. The 25 year old business student had dazzled the

Miss Angola, Leila Lopes, has been crowned Miss Universe at the 60th annual pageant in Sao Paolo. The 25 year old business student had dazzled the

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Angolan regime faces protests

An anti-government youth rally in the Angolan capital Luanda has been broken up with 24 arrests and a number of people injured. Around 200 people

An anti-government youth rally in the Angolan capital Luanda has been broken up with 24 arrests and a number of people injured. Around 200 people