Angola

Angola eyes big benefits from first satellite in space

Launch of communications satellite from Kazakh facility puts sub-Saharan African country on the map in the space race.

Angola eyes big benefits from AngoSat-1 launch

Politics

Angola swears in new president

Former defence minister takes over from Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil-rich nation for 38 years.

Angola swears in Joao Lourenco as president

Africa

Angola's ruling MPLA wins parliamentary elections

Former Minister of Defense Joao Lourenco to become new president as opposition disputes results.

Angola elections: Ruling MPLA wins parliamentary vote

Africa

Angola's ruling party leads in early vote count

Provisional tallies show ruling party having wide lead over main opposition party, election commission announces.

Angola elections 2017: MPLA leads in early vote count

Africa

Angola braces for political transition on election day

Vote will see millions of Angolans elect a new president as longtime leader dos Santos retires after 38 years in power.

Politics

Angola to elect new president as dos Santos retires

Millions of Angolans to cast their votes on Wednesday as 74-year-old, who has ruled for 38-years, leaves office.

Angola

The 2017 Angola elections

After 38 years, Angola will soon get a new president, but what is the electoral process?

The 2017 Angola elections

Africa

Angola floods kill 11, cause widespread destruction

Deadly floods after heavy rainfall in the north of the country have left thousands homeless.

Angola floods kill 11, cause widespread destruction

Weather

Namibia braced for worst flood in memory

This year's wet season brings significant flooding to the most densely populated area of the country.

Northern Namibia braced for worst flood in memory

Politics

Angola's dos Santos calls end to 38 years in power

President says he will not run in August vote after decades in power, but will retain control of powerful ruling party.

Angola's dos Santos confirms plan to step down

Angola

WHO to hold emergency meet over yellow fever outbreak

Health experts to meet on August 31 to discuss counter-measures following a yellow fever outbreak in the DRC and Angola.

WHO to hold emergency meeting to advise on yellow fever

Africa

Rapper jailed for 'rebellion' against Angolan president

Court sentences 17 activists in trial the opposition says proves the existence of ingrained political repression.

Angola jails 17 activists for anti-government rebellion

Environment

More than 150 killed in Angola yellow fever outbreak

At least 158 killed, with over 50 deaths reported last month, WHO says as it warns the viral disease is spreading fast.

More than 150 killed in Angola yellow fever outbreak

Angola

Africa's second longest serving president to step down

Veteran leader announces decision to leave "active politics" after nearly four decades in power.

Angola's Jose Eduardo dos Santos 'to quit' in 2018

Politics

Africa and the legacy of the Cold War

'Red Africa': From a generation of cinematographers to the end of apartheid - Africa, Cuba and the Soviet Union.

Between East and West: The Cold War's legacy in Africa