Angola: Could Isabel dos Santos make a comeback?
20 January 2021 | 7:00 am
The billionaire daughter of Angola's ex-president was considered the richest woman in Africa. But the Luanda Leaks scandal brought Isabel dos Santos' house of cards crashing down a year ago.
24 Apr 2021
A young Angolan inventor is tackling his community's electricity and waste problems with one simple machine: an "organic" generator powered by food scraps.
26 Sep 2021
Open-air beauty salons have been seen in Angolan streets and squares since the early 2000s. Young men become "unheiros", or manicurists, to pay for their studies and support their families.
22 Oct 2021
In Perspective, FRANCE 24 looks at the past and present of one pocket of Southern Africa: the country of Angola. Paula Cristina Roque, who spent much of her Covid-19 lockdown penning a new book on Angola called "Governing In The Shadows", joins us from Lisbon to talk about her work.
6 Dec 2021
Disrespect for traffic rules causes many road accidents in Angola. In Bengo province, a group of young men have use whistles on the streets to alert drivers to traffic violations. It's a complicated job.
22 Dec 2021
German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Angola on Friday. One key issue will be trade between the two countries. Changes are underway in Angola. After decades of unbridled corruption under Eduardo dos Santos his successor has initiated a radical turnaround.
8 May 2022
Twenty years ago, one of the longest, most brutal and deadliest wars of the last century ended in Angola. In 27 years, this conflict left nearly 1 million people dead and displaced 4 million. It has also left the country in ruins: In 2002, 60 percent of Angolans did not have access to drinking water and 30 percent of children died before the age of five. Has the West African country recovered from these dark years? We find out in this report by Clément Bonnerot, Dombaxi Sebastiao, Evan Claver and Juliette Dubois.
19 Jun 2022
Angola will become the first African country to supply Germany with green hydrogen as Berlin seeks to transition into clean energy. Experts say Africa has massive green energy potential, but it involves risks.
28 Jun 2022
Barely two months before the Angolan elections, political opponents accuse each other of unfairness. The opposition has criticized the ruling MPLA party for seeking to weaken it with the help of secret services.
10 Jul 2022
Angola's former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled Africa's second-biggest oil producer for nearly four decades, has died aged 79, the Angolan presidency said on Facebook on Friday.
31 Jul 2022
Miners in Angola have discovered a rare pink diamond that experts think may be the largest unearthed in 300 years. The gem is expected to pick up a shimmering sum when it goes on sale.
On August 24, Angolan political parties are looking at the tightest race they have ever run in an election. DW explains who's running, what the issues are and why the contest is so intense this time.
Vote-counting begins after millions of Angolans cast ballots in the most competitive election the country has had since 1992. The opposition political bloc UNITA hopes to unseat the MPLA, which has ruled for nearly five decades.
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From the depths of the Pacific Ocean comes an innovation in air conditioning that's good for the planet and saves money. Located just 200 metres from the ocean, the hospital in Papeete, on the French island of Tahiti, is using seawater to cool its facilities. The switch to this new system has decreased the hospital's energy consumption by 90 percent.
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Pension problems: French workers strike over government's retirement plans. As many as 2.8 million people hit the streets across France on Tuesday in a second day of walkouts designed to protest the latest pension reform proposals.
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Several European countries, including Germany, temporarily shut their consulates in Istanbul this week, citing security concerns. Turkey says they are waging "psychological warfare."
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The top human rights court in Europe has found Hungary guilty of violating the rights of a refugee who died in 2016. Hungary has one of the worst records on refugee protections in Europe.
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In East Jerusalem, locals are still coming to terms with the trauma of the attack that left seven people dead as they gathered to pray at a synagogue on January 27. That attack was followed by a second incident the following day, which injured two Israelis.