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By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Nov 28th, 2013
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By Arab News Angola’s government on Tuesday denied it had banned Islam and closed mosques in the country, after speculation that sparked outrage among Muslims worldwide. “There is no war in Angola against Islam or any other religion,” said Manuel Fernando, director of the National Institute for Relig...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Jan 25th, 2013
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Isabel dos Santos, the eldest daughter of Angola’s president, has become Africa’s first female billionaire, US financial magazine Forbes has said. The 40 year old’s shares in several Portuguese firms, including a TV cable company, and an Angolan bank put her on the billionaires̵...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Dec 7th, 2012
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  Unidentified: The man is believed to be African and aged between 20 and 30 years old Detectives are releasing images of a man they wish to identify after his body fell from the under carriage of an incoming flight to Heathrow airport. Police were called to Portman Avenue, Mortlake, which lies ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 19th, 2012
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By Justin Pearce The tent and the table that made up the polling station looked very small in the middle of the expanse of tarmac on Luanda’s Largo da Família. In one corner, journalists addressed their cameras against a backdrop with barely a voter in sight, let alone a queue. The hush was broken by...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 2nd, 2012
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President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’ ruling party has won 74 percent of the national vote, assuring his government, in power for 33 years, another five years in power. With more than 73 percent of the votes counted from Friday’s poll, the state election commission said Sunday that the Popular Movement ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 1st, 2012
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IF YOU are an ageing dictator, few birthday presents beat a certain election victory. José Eduardo dos Santos, Angola’s president, celebrated his 70th birthday three days before the poll on August 31st that his party, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), looked sure to win. At th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 1st, 2012
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Luanda – Electoral officials on Saturday were tallying the ballots in Angola’s third polls since independence in 1975, with the first results expected late in the day. Angolan state television on Saturday broadcast images of the vote from across the country, praising the smooth conduct of...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 1st, 2012
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LUANDA — Angola on Saturday tallied ballots from its second peacetime elections, expected to keep President Jose Eduardo dos Santos in power despite demands from the poor for a fairer slice of the nation’s oil wealth. Counting began shortly after polls closed Friday, but the process will take s...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Aug 29th, 2012
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With President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’s face plastered on jumbo screens, T-shirts and helium blimps, thousands of Angolans rallied Wednesday in the final campaign show of one of Africa’s most powerful rulers. Supporters came in buses, mini-vans and a fleet of luxury SUVs to Angola’...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Jul 4th, 2012
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It was supposed to be a state-of-the-art city for 500,000 – but eery footage shows how a Chinese-built urbanisation is at risk of becoming Africa’s first ‘ghost town’. Constructed on the outskirts of Angola’s capital city Luanda, Nova Cidade de Kilamba has 750 eight-stor...