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Angola: Republic on the west coast of Southern Africa
Angola, officially the Republic of Angola, is a country on the west coast of Southern Africa. It is the seventh-largest country in Africa, bordered by Namibia to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Zambia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Angola has an exclave province, the province of Cabinda that borders the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The capital and largest city of Angola is Luanda.

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Pompeo touts US investment as alternative to Chinese loans on Africa trip

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced corruption and touted American business on Monday during the second leg of an African tour in Angola, where the government is seeking to claw back billions..
France 24 - Published

Pompeo blasts corruption, promotes U.S. business in Africa trip

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced corruption and touted American business on Monday during the second leg of an African tour in Angola, where the government is seeking to claw back billions..
Reuters - Published

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The U.S. touts for business in Angola [Video]The U.S. touts for business in Angola

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Angola on Monday, promoting U.S. business as the world's biggest economy battles China for economic influence on the African continent. Matthew Larotonda..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

German zoo welcomes first new meerkat pups in seven years [Video]German zoo welcomes first new meerkat pups in seven years

Video shows nearly month-old meerkats discovering their habitat in Germany’s Zoo Berlin

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 01:35Published

Angola seeks to gain investor confidence in Davos [Video]Angola seeks to gain investor confidence in Davos

Angola seeks to gain investor confidence in Davos

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 03:49Published

Suspect named in Dos Santos investigation found dead [Video]Suspect named in Dos Santos investigation found dead

Angola's fraud investigation took a shocking turn on Thursday after authorities said they could issue an international arrest warrant for billionaire Isabel dos Santos, and in Lisbon a suspect in the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Angolan ex-president's daughter denies stealing a fortune [Video]Angolan ex-president's daughter denies stealing a fortune

In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, Isabel dos Santos calls the accusations a coordinated attack between the government and several media organisations.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published

Documents show how Angola's Isabel dos Santos stole fortune: ICIJ [Video]Documents show how Angola's Isabel dos Santos stole fortune: ICIJ

Businesswoman and daughter of ex-president dismisses Luanda Leaks as 'witch-hunt' meant to discredit her and her father.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

'False allegations': Africa's richest woman clashes with Angolan authorities [Video]'False allegations': Africa's richest woman clashes with Angolan authorities

Angolan billionaire and former first daughter Isabel Dos Santos has decried a New Year's Eve court order to freeze her vast assets as a "witch hunt" engineered to weaken her father's influence and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

 

Portugal prosecutor orders seizure of Isabel dos Santos accounts

Portugal's public prosecutor said on Tuesday it had ordered the seizure of Portuguese bank accounts belonging to Isabel dos Santos, who is a suspect in a fraud investigation in Angola.
Reuters - Published

Black History Month essay: I searched a continent a world away, hoping to find 'home'

The team that accompanied 1619 descendant Wanda Tucker to Angola to search for her roots returned with questions about their own African heritage.
USATODAY.com - Published

Swiss jeweller files for bankruptcy amid Isabel dos Santos graft probe

swiss jeweller files for bankruptcy amid isabel dos santos graft probe
Zurich/Geneva — The Genevan jeweller De Grisogono, known for extravagant diamond jewellery worn by the likes of Paris Hilton, has filed for bankruptcy, ensnared in a corruption probe involving Isabel..
WorldNews - Published

Angola's dos Santos to sue reporters' consortium behind 'Luanda Leaks'

angola's dos santos to sue reporters' consortium behind 'luanda leaks'
Isabel dos Santos said the documents released last week by the ICIJ and its media partners were part of a 'concerted and intense campaign' against her. ......
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

ECB's Enria blames legislative 'mess' for dos Santos fiasco

The euro zone's top bank supervisor blamed a "mess" of diverging laws across the bloc on Tuesday for the European Central Bank's failure to stop Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, who is suspected..
Reuters - Published

Jailed Portuguese hacker is 'whistleblower' behind Luanda Leaks: lawyers

A Portuguese hacker has taken responsibility for disclosing hundreds of thousands of files revealing how billionaire Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola's former president, built her vast business..
Reuters - Published

Angola may ask Portugal to seize dos Santos' assets, says prosecutor

Angola may ask Portuguese authorities to seize assets belonging to billionaire and former first daughter Isabel dos Santos, who is a suspect in a fraud investigation at home, Angola's attorney general..
Reuters - Published

Angola's Isabel dos Santos to relinquish stake in second Portuguese firm

Angolan billionaire and former first daughter Isabel dos Santos, who is a suspect in a fraud investigation at home, will offload her controlling stake in Portuguese engineering firm Efacec, the company..
Reuters - Published

Angola's beleaguered Isabel dos Santos to offload stake in Portugal's Efacec

Portugal's engineering firm Efacec Power Solutions said on Friday Angolan billionaire and former first daughter Isabel dos Santos, who owns a controlling stake, had decided to withdraw from the..
Reuters - Published

Portugal investigates firms co-owned by dos Santos; Angola may seek arrest warrant

Portugal's market watchdog has launched inquiries into various firms where Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos holds stakes, after Angola's chief prosecutor said she could face an international..
Reuters - Published

Dos Santos calls new corruption allegations 'extremely false'

Angolan billionaire and former first daughter Isabel dos Santos denied corruption accusations against her on Thursday after she was named a suspect in mismanagement and misallocation of funds by..
Reuters - Published

Portugal's market regulator launches inquiries following Luanda Leaks

Portugal's market regulator has launched inquiries into auditors and companies including oil group Galp and telecoms firm NOS following the release of files on Angola's former first daughter Isabel dos..
Reuters - Published

Angola may seek arrest warrant for dos Santos, co-suspect found dead in Lisbon

Angola could issue an international arrest warrant for billionaire Isabel dos Santos if she fails to cooperate with a fraud investigation in which she has been named as a suspect, its chief prosecutor..
Reuters - Published

Manager of Sonangol account in Portuguese bank found dead in Lisbon: report

The director of private banking at small Portuguese lender Eurobic and manager of Angola's oil firm Sonangol's account at the bank, Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha, was found dead at his house in Lisbon on..
Reuters - Published

Angola may seek international arrest warrant for Isabel dos Santos: reports

Angola could issue an international arrest warrant for billionaire Isabel dos Santos if she fails to cooperate with a fraud investigation in which she has been named as a suspect, its chief prosecutor..
Reuters - Published

Billionaire Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola's ex-president, charged with fraud

Angola's billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos has been charged in the southern African country with money laundering and mismanagement during her stewardship of state-owned oil firm..
France 24 - Published

Angola's Dos Santos accused of fraud

Africa's richest woman, Angolan Isabel Dos Santos, formally accused of embezzlement by country's prosecutors
BBC News - Published

Angola pleads for help to claw back assets lost to corruption

Angola is seeking other countries' help to recover state funds lost because of corruption, Minister of State for Economic Coordination Manuel Jose Nunes Junior said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Angola says has reached out to other countries in corruption crackdown

Angola has reached out to a number of countries for help in recouping funds lost to corruption in the past, the country's minister of state for economic coordination, Manuel Jose Nunes Junior, said on..
Reuters - Published

Portugal probes Angola leaks as Eurobic bank distances itself from dos Santos

Portuguese authorities said on Monday they had started looking into media leaks concerning Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, while a small bank said it had decided to put an end to commercial..
Reuters - Published

How U.S. Firms Helped Africa’s Richest Woman Exploit Her Country’s Wealth

Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angola’s former president, built an empire in a country mired in corruption. Western consultants were her advisers.
NYTimes.com - Published

Isabel dos Santos: Africa's richest woman 'ripped off Angola'

Leaked documents reveal how Isabel dos Santos made her fortune through exploitation and corruption.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Portuguese court rules against dos Santos over tweets she calls slander

Citing freedom of expression, a Lisbon court has ruled against Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of Angola's former president, who had demanded the removal of several tweets by a long-time..
Reuters - Published

Angola's dos Santos moots presidency run despite charges

Africa's richest woman and Angola's ex-first daughter Isabel dos Santos expressed interest on Thursday in running for the presidency despite an asset freeze and accusations of diverting more than a..
Reuters - Published

Angola holds off on chasing dos Santos' assets abroad: prosecution

Angolan courts have refrained from action to seize billionaire ex-first daughter Isabel Dos Santos' assets abroad but will not hesitate to do so if necessary, a prosecution spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

Angolan courts could take action to seize dos Santos' assets abroad 'if necessary': prosecution

Angolan courts have not taken any action to have billionaire ex-first daughter Isabel Dos Santos' assets seized abroad but "will not hesitate to resort to such mechanisms if necessary", a prosecution..
Reuters - Published

I'm a scapegoat: Angola's Isabel dos Santos decries corruption 'witch hunt'

Angolan billionaire and former first daughter Isabel Dos Santos decried a New Year's Eve court order to freeze her vast assets as a "witch hunt" engineered to weaken her father's influence and distract..
Reuters - Published

Dozens killed by heavy rain in Angola

dozens killed by heavy rain in angola
Torrential rain in Angola has killed 41 people and caused widespread destruction, the government said on Thursday. Twelve out...
WorldNews - Published

Angola billionaire Isabel dos Santos lashes out over graft probe

angola billionaire isabel dos santos lashes out over graft probe
Isabel dos Santos, Angola's billionaire businesswoman and daughter of the former president, has launched a head-on attack on the government since her assets were frozen last month by graft..
WorldNews - Published

Togo national football team attack: Survivors remember machine gun ambush, 10 years on

togo national football team attack: survivors remember machine gun ambush, 10 years on
On 8 January 2010, the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola was just days away. I was...
WorldNews - Published

Angola and Congo tell dos Santos to cooperate with justice after asset freeze

The presidents of Angola and Congo said on Sunday Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of Angola's previous leader and her Congolese husband Sindika Dokolo, should cooperate with the justice..
Reuters - Published

French citizen dies in custody of US immigration agents

A French citizen and native of Angola has died in the custody of US immigration agents, they said on Wednesday, the latest in a number of deaths during a US crackdown on illegal immigrants. 
France 24 - Published

Angolan Ex-President's Daughter Denies Graft Allegations

angolan ex-president's daughter denies graft allegations
The daughter of former Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos has denied allegations of financial irregularities after a court froze her bank accounts, calling the claims "politically motivated."..
WorldNews - Published

Angola hits "Princess" dos Santos with asset freeze

Angola has frozen the assets of Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of the country's previous leader, in a sign that President João Lourenço is taking a tougher line against the former first..
Reuters - Published

Angola freezes assets of ex-president's daughter in graft probe

An Angolan court has ordered the freezing of assets held by former president Eduardo dos Santos' daughter, Isabel, her husband and a business associate as part of a corruption probe, a copy of the..
Reuters - Published

Angolan ex-president's son on trial in rare corruption case

The son of Angola's veteran ex-president faced corruption charges before the country's supreme court in a trial which opened on Monday, state news agency ANGOP said, the most high-profile case yet..
Reuters - Published

José Filomeno dos Santos: Son of Angola's ex-leader in 'extraordinary' trial

Jose Filomeno dos Santos is alleged to have stolen $0.5bn from Angola's Sovereign Wealth Fund.
BBC News - Published

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