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Journalist Rafael Marques was sentenced in connection with "Blood Diamonds" book
29/05/2015 - Angola

Suspended jail sentence bolsters Angolan journalist's determination to carry on

A court in Angola has sentenced an award-winning Angolan journalist to a six-month suspended prison term.
A market in Angola
15/05/2015 - Africa

Africa to miss out on fall in food import prices

The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) predicts that the world food import bill will fall to a five-year low. But not if you are a poor African, say economists.


African press review 19 January 2015

Kenyan teachers return to work after a court rules their strike illegal. A Liberian doctor battles Ebola. Military men squeeze out technocrats as leaders of African nations.


African press review 3 December 2014

Kenya’s security chiefs are fired. SA sold arms to Compaoré’s Burkina Faso. Mugabe purges Zanu-PF. Angola and Nigeria find themselves on the losing side in Opec.

François Hollande, Angolan president José Eduardo Dos Santos - Paris, 29 April.
29/04/2014 - France - Angola

Angolan president Dos Santos visits France as relations thaw

Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos held talks with the French President François Hollande on Tuesday after years of frosty relations between the two countries.

The Angolan capital, Luanda
14/04/2014 - France - Angola

Total to invest in Angola's ultra-deep Kaombo oilfield

French oil giant Total is to invest in Angola's Kaombo project after finding ways to cut costs of extracting ultra-deep offshore oil by a fifth, the firm announced on Monday.


African press review 6 March 2014

This morning's prize for the most striking headline goes to South African financial paper BusinessDay. See if you can make head or tale of it.

Angola reporter convicted for questioning screams at police station
15/02/2014 - African Media

Angola reporter convicted for questioning screams at police station

Angolan journalist Queiros Chiluvira has been handed a suspended jail term for broadcasting a man's distressed calls from a police cell as he tried to get help for a fellow detainee.
Angola's oil only benefits elite, says Abel Chivukuvuku
15/05/2013 - African news explained

Angola's oil only benefits elite, says Abel Chivukuvuku

Angola, which is an OPEC member, is well-known as Africa's second oil producer after Nigeria. Its oil is helping power its post-war economic boom.

African press review 10 April 2013

Uhuru Kenyatta’s swearing-in ceremony is the main topic in many African newspapers today, as the new Kenyan president took the reins of power with a pledge for an all-inclusive ...