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Airline Group IATA in Talks With Angola Over Blocked $500 Million

CAPE TOWN - Angola is withholding more than $500 million (360.64 million) in revenue generated by international airlines in the country, airline lobby IATA said on Thursday. Africa's No. 2 crude oil producer, which is facing a shortage of foreign currency reserves, has previously not paid airlines,


Africa's bright prospects for 2018-

Copyrights: Annie Spratt In recent years, as the world has focused on the message from African leaders in government, business and civil society that Africa is rising, the price of grid connected renewable energy has plummeted. At the same time, business models for using decentralised renewable tech


Albion men's basketball falls at Trine

ANGOLA, Ind. - Trine University ripped off a 16-0 run early in the second half to pull away for a 104-74 victory over Albion College in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association men's basketball action. Five Thunder players scored during the rally with Langston Johnson and Pete Smith each hittin


Lourenco Proves He's No One's Puppet in Angola

Joao Lourenco Shortly after becoming president of Angola in September, Joao Lourenco did something completely unexpected: he stopped at a red light. The incident prompted thousands of social-media users to praise the 63-year-old former army general for abiding by the law. In October, Lourenco waited


DJ Neptune - Mia Mia Ft. C4 Pedro & Mr Eazi [New Video]

DJ Neptune - Mia Mia Ft. C4 Pedro & Mr Eazi. Music video for Mia Mia by DJ Neptune featuring Mr. Eazi and Angola's finest, C4 Pedro. This Lusophone version comes weeks after the first version was released. DJ Neptune - Mia Mia Ft. C4 Pedro & Mr Eazi. Music video for Mia Mia by DJ Neptune featuring M


Angola Is Wasting No Time to Prove It's Serious About Reforms

Angola is on a roll. In just three hours, it updated plans for a Eurobond sale, said it will pay back arrears of $5 billion and allowed its currency to plummet, again. "The signal is quite strong from the Angolans that they're willing to do the right thing," said Samantha Singh, a Johannesburg-based


Burkina Faso, Angola play out goalless draw

Angola and Burkina Faso played out a cagey 0-0 stalemate in Agadir as both sides began their African Nations Championship campaign with a point. Burkina Faso forward Youssouf Kabore had the best chance of the game in the 81st minute after being played in by Romeo Boni, but after rounding Angolan sto


Morocco Wants to Host the World Cup. Just Don't Ask for Any Details.

A security officer outside Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca, which is hosting games in the monthlong African Nations Championship. Five months after entering the race to host the 2026 World Cup, Morocco has been curiously slow to provide details on its plans for the event.Credit Abdeljalil Bounhar/A


CHAN 2018 Group D wrap: Congo shock Song's Cameroon

Congo have taken an early lead in Group D of the 2018 African Nations Championship following a 1-0 upset of Cameroon in Tuesday's matchday one action. With Angola and Burkina Faso playing out a pulsating goalless draw in the other group game, the Red Devils are confirmed to remain in the driving sea


Portrait Series Of Immigrants Restages And Signifies The Importance Of African Settlers In Europe Throughout History And Present Day

According to the photographer Dagmar van Weeghel: "The series was inspired by the experiences of my Zimbabwean husband who moved to Europe nine years ago. As well as a visit to Andalusia- Southern Spain with it's Moorish history. The portraits show dignity, strength and beauty with the aim to remin


Angola Drops Its Currency Further a Week After Ending Peg

Angola weakened its currency by 10 percent against the dollar, letting it drop for a second time this month after scrapping a peg in a bid to boost its battered economy. The central bank sold euros on Tuesday at a rate of 248.77 kwanzas per euro, it said in a statement on its website. That was 11 pe


'Entrepreneur prize not bankrolled by Angolan sovereign wealth fund'

Swiss Angolan entrepreneur Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais says his African Innovation Foundation has not received any donation from Angola's sovereign wealth fund which his company manages. The foundation runs the annual Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) which honours leading entrepreneurs and innovat


CHAN 2018: Monday Scores, Results, Standings and Updated Schedule

Abdeljalil Bounhar/Associated Press Libya beat Equatorial Guinea in Group C of the 2018 African Nations Championship in Morocco, winning 3-0 in their opening encounter. A brace from Saleh Taher and a late strike from Zakaria Alharash was enough for the Mediterranean Knights as they claimed the early


Chan 2018 Group D preview: Burkina Faso vs Angola, Cameroon vs Congo

The 2018 African Nations Championship (Chan) began over the weekend in Morocco after the North African country bailed out Kenya by taking over the hosting right following the latter's poor preparations. Group D will kick off their campaign on Tuesday in Agadir as Burkina Faso square it off with Ango


Angola/DRC: Congolese refugees to start returning home in March

Kananga - The authorities of Angola's north-eastern Lunda Norte Province last Saturday in Kananga, chief town of DRC's Kasai Central Province, received guarantees of political stability that will enable the return home, as from March, of the over 31,000 Congolese refugees who sought shelter in Angol


The Book Beat: Slave to her own ambition

Queen Njinga of Angola has not received her due. Typical of national heroes, she has been over-simplified into a symbolic figure to serve a cultural narrative. She is best remembered as being the first Angolan leader to successfully resist Portuguese colonization, but such a description does not do


The Case for Lusophone African Literature

A few years ago, I was at an African literature festival that was being held, ironically, in London. Important debates and discussions were buzzing around me. African literature was not yet "mainstream," but that year, "translations" and "languages" had again become buzzwords. There was a renewed in


Angola's Lourenco keeps pressure on Dos Santos cronies

Luanda (AFP) - The first major scalp claimed by Angola's new president Joao Lourenco in his war on corruption and nepotism was that of his predecessor's daughter, who was sacked as head of the state oil company. The next big name linked to former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos was that of his son


Florida State overcomes Syracuse, Battle in 2 OTs

Senior guard Braian Angola scored 24 points as No. 23 Florida State pulled away in the second overtime and beat Syracuse 101-90 at the Donald Tucker Center in Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday. Angola made 6 of 16 shots and four 3-pointers. His final 3-pointer gave the Seminoles (13-4, 2-3) a 93-84 le


State confirms first 2018 rabies case after raccoon attack

ANGOLA, Del. (AP) - Delaware has confirmed the year's first rabies case in a raccoon after it bit a human. The News Journal in Wilmington reported Friday that the rabid raccoon attack occurred near Angola in Sussex County. The raccoon entered the person's home through a pet door. The person has sta