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31 Jul
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.
10 Jul
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.
8 May
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
13 Mar 2021
An Angolan inventor has created a robot that helps in the fight against Corona. It can check someone's temperature, offers disinfectants and identifies people that don't wear masks.
20 Jan 2021
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.
11 Nov 2020
With Angola's economy battling, anti-government protests have been brutally subdued. But demonstrators are not backing down, and plan to take to the streets again on Wednesday — Angola's independence day.
10 Nov 2020
For this group of young Angolans, the skateboard opens the door to a world of learning, self-knowledge and fun. In Angola, skaters complain of a lack of public and private support, yet they manage to hold independent events on a sport that grows year by year.

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