Mar 11, 2012 13:21 EDT
As head of Angola's powerful state oil company Sonangol, Manuel Domingos Vicente has long been President Jose Eduardo dos Santos's right-hand man. Now he increasingly looks like his heir apparent.
Mar 11, 2012 04:00 EDT
Chinese police rescued more than 24,000 abducted children and women last year, some of whom had been sold for adoption or forced into prostitution as far away as Angola, officials said Sunday.
Feb 27, 2012 18:02 EST
Oil-rich Angola must do more to reduce its wealth gap and allow opposition and civil society groups to participate in the run-up to elections, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday after a 36-hour visit to the southern African nation.
Feb 27, 2012 10:16 EST
UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Monday he was concerned by the treatment of illegal migrants on the border of Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo, where uniformed men have raped displaced women.
Feb 24, 2012 14:59 EST
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that Zambia had deepened its democracy with a peaceful handover of power following the election of ex-opposition leader President Michael Sata last year.
Feb 24, 2012 08:11 EST
Angola's state oil company Sonangol announced Friday it is withdrawing from a natural-gas project in Iran due to international sanctions over Tehran's nuclear programme.
Feb 23, 2012 06:17 EST
More than 20 traditional chiefs of Namibia's nomadic Himba people have appealed to the United Nations to stop construction of a huge dam in their area, human rights activists said Thursday.
Feb 21, 2012 06:46 EST
Jonas Savimbi, the vicious, charismatic rebel who fought Angola's socialist government in a 27-year civil war, died 10 years ago Wednesday, leaving behind a haunting legacy of violence.
Feb 20, 2012 14:00 EST
Rio's Carnival spectacular was marred Monday by a shootout between police and a drug gang that left one person dead and four wounded in a favela near the riotous celebrations at the Sambadrome.
Feb 20, 2012 01:15 EST
Rio's riotous Carnival was in full swing Monday as top samba schools paraded sumptuous allegorical floats and hundreds of exquisitely costumed performers to a thumping drum beat.
Feb 19, 2012 19:20 EST
With a burst of fireworks and a thumping drum beat, the Renascer samba school kicked off the first night of sumptuous Carnival parades in Rio's hallowed Sambadrome on Sunday.
Feb 19, 2012 13:44 EST
Orlando Pirates of South Africa crashed 3-1 at home to Recreativo do Libolo of Angola Sunday in the first shock of the 2012 CAF Champions League.
Feb 17, 2012 14:51 EST
The water utility in Angola's capital vowed Friday to repair a burst water main within days, to end severe shortages that have lasted a week across much of Luanda.
Feb 17, 2012 06:36 EST
Frenchman Herve Renard is set to extend his contract with Zambia by two years, just days after guiding the country to its first African Cup of Nations title.
Feb 16, 2012 12:17 EST
Former winners Orlando Pirates of South Africa should tread warily against visiting Recreativo do Libolo of Angola when the 2012 CAF Champions League kicks off this weekend.
Feb 15, 2012 15:06 EST
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - State health officials have reported 13 confirmed cases of measles in central Indiana including two people who traveled to the Super Bowl Village in Indianapolis earlier this month.
Feb 13, 2012 16:02 EST
A pool of 21 players, nine of them Olympic gold medalists and most from the Women's NBA, were named by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for spots on the 2012 London Olympic roster.
Feb 09, 2012 13:21 EST
The scramble for oil and mining contracts in Africa's most resource-rich countries risks aggravating corruption and instability on the continent, Global Witness warned Thursday.
Feb 09, 2012 09:54 EST
The International Monetary Fund has extended its $1.34-billion (one-billion-euro) loan programme in Angola to March 30 to allow time for a final review before the last payout, it said on Thursday.
Feb 02, 2012 12:58 EST
Two American music promoters were detained for fraud in Angola after US rap star Nas failed to pitch up for a New Year's concert, their business partner's lawyer said Thursday.