Angola arrests 13 dissident youths, including rapper

Angolan police have arrested at least 13 young opposition activists, including rapper Luaty Beirao, who have campaigned against President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the interior ministry said Sunday.

US man ordered freed after four decades in solitary

 A US federal judge ordered Monday the release of the country`s longest-serving solitary confinement prisoner, who was imprisoned as such almost 43 years.

Angolan president heads to China as low oil price bites

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos headed on Monday for his first official visit to China in seven years as his country, which is Africa`s second largest oil producer, struggles with falling oil prices.

Angolan activist gets six months suspended jail sentence

An Angolan court on Thursday sentenced a prominent anti-corruption activist to a six-month suspended jail term for defaming army generals in a book about violence in the country`s diamond mining industry.

Opposition says 1,000 killed in Angola clash with religious sect

Angolan opposition party UNITA said on Monday more than 1,000 civilians were killed when Angolan police clashed with members of a Christian sect last week, rather than the 13 reported by police.

African champions Ivory Coast defeat Angola
African champions Ivory Coast defeat Angola

Ivory Coast began life as African champions with a 2-0 home victory over Angola Thursday in an international football friendly match.

Russia, China, others snub UN meeting on Crimea human rights

Russia, China, Venezuela and Angola snubbed an informal United Nations Security Council meeting on Thursday on human rights in Crimea a year after Russia seized the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine, diplomats said.  

Elephants can 'sniff out' explosives
Elephants can 'sniff out' explosives

A new study has revealed that elephants have the ability to sniff out explosives using their keen sense of smell.

Floods in Angola kill at least 64, toll expected to rise

At least 64 people have died in flooding following heavy rain in western Angola, the state-run news agency reported on Friday.

Britain to lead ''Spearhead NATO force''

Britain will play a lead role in a "high readiness" NATO force that will be established in Eastern Europe, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said Thursday.

Body of Indian killed in Angola blast to reach Delhi on Monday

 The body of an Indian, who was killed in an explosion in Angola, is likely to reach New Delhi by Ethopian airlines on Monday.

Gulf of Guinea: Africa`s new pirate paradise

A year after vowing to banish buccaneers from their waters, countries in the Gulf of Guinea -- the new epicentre of piracy in Africa -- are struggling to get their act together.

Maharashtra youth freed in Angola, to return home

A youth from Bhusawal in North Maharashtra has been freed from captivity on board a ship in Angola and would return home in two days, according to MP Raksha Khadese.

Amnesty accuses Angola of killing, torturing opponents

Amnesty International on Thursday accused Angolan security forces of extrajudicial killings and the use of excessive force in suppressing dissent against the government of veteran ruler Jose Eduardo Dos Santos.

Football: Angola say no, search continues for 2015 Cup hosts

 Angola announced on Wednesday they were not interested in replacing Morocco as eleventh hour hosts of the crisis-hit 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Youth stalking African student held in Hyderabad

A youth has been arrested for stalking an African girl student in Hyderabad.

Mexico plans to reopen embassy in Angola

Mexico plans to reopen a new embassy in Angola to strengthen relations with the African nation, Mexico's foreign relations secretariat said.

Angola, Malaysia, Venezuela, New Zealand elected to Security Council

The UN General Assembly Thursday elected Angola, Malaysia, Venezuela and New Zealand as new non-permanent members to the Security Council.

UN votes to fill coveted Security Council seats

The United Nations voted on Thursday to pick five new members to the Security Council, with New Zealand, Spain and Turkey locked in a tight race for seats at the world's "top table."

FIBA investigates Australia over World Cup defeat
FIBA investigates Australia over World Cup defeat

Basketball`s ruling body on Monday launched an investigation into Australia over suspicions that they deliberately lost a group match at the World Cup to avoid playing the United States.