latest news headlines | Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Zambia, Angola.

President Robert Mugabe has reportedly moved to stop his wife, Grace's ambition to succeed him, and an expert on Africa says "something is definitely wrong" in Zambia as the country "slips into dictatorship".

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Angola inmate John Floyd set free after 36 years pending appeal of tossed conviction.

The mentally impaired 67-year-old is to live and work on a farm in Carencro pending a federal appellate court ruling on his conviction for a 1980 murder.

- Times-Picayune - US | Angolan VP to be tried for corruption in Portugal.

Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente will face trial in Portugal over allegations he bribed a magistrate to stop two investigations against him, according to a ruling cited in Portuguese media.

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Angola's capital is the unexpected most expensive city in the world for expats.

The world's most expensive city for expatriate workers will cost about NZ$8414 per month for a suitable two bedroom apartment and $20 for fast food burger meal.

- Stuff - NZ | 2 Angolan journalists charged with insulting the state.

A prominent journalist and human rights campaigner in Angola says he and another journalist face charges of insulting the state for an article about an allegedly unethical real estate deal involving the attorney general.

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Luanda overtakes HK as costliest city for expats.

ANGOLA’S capital, Luanda, has overtaken Hong Kong to become the costliest city in the world for expats, Mercer’s annual survey said yesterday. Dethroned last year by the Chinese city, Luanda regained the dubious honor despite the depreciation of the kwanza currency against the US dollar, the survey by the Mercer ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Angola shifts tone on Congo, deepening Kabila's isolation.

NAIROBI/KINSHASA - A change of tone in Angola's relationship with longtime ally Congo has left Congolese President Joseph Kabila more isolated than ever as he clings to power in his vast central African country.

- Reuters - US

Angolan capital 'most expensive city for expats'.

The most expensive cities around the globe for expats to live in are revealed in an annual survey.

- BBC - UK

UN human rights chief calls again for investigation into widespread human rights violations in Kasai region.

Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Country: Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo Various actors are fuelling ethnic hatred, resulting in extremely grave, widespread and apparently planned attacks against civilians, High Commissioner Zeid told the UN Human Rights Council today.UN HIGH ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Lucapa adds to revenues.

ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company has generated another A$1.25-million in revenue through the sale of 1 236 ct of diamonds from the Lulo mine, in Angola. Lucapa said on Monday that the latest parcel of diamond sales achieved an average price of A$1 013/ct.

- Mining Weekly - ZA

US$65 million sought to aid DRC refugees in Angola.

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Agencies seek US$65 million to aid DRC refugees in Angola

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo Since April, some 30,000 refugees have already arrived in Angola, fleeing violent attacks in the Kasai region. With 300-500 refugees arriving daily, the number could reach 50,000. US$65 million sought to aid DRC refugees in ...

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Angola: Funds urgently needed as Congolese refugee influx overwhelms services, warns UN agency

As refugees fleeing violence and communal tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continue to arrive in neighbouring Angola, the United Nations refugee agency has appealed for more resources to cope with the influx and to provide those coming with the support they urgently need.

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Landmine treaty President calls on to redouble efforts to achieve the 2025 deadline

Source: Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Country: Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iraq, Thailand, World, Zimbabwe Providing support to those states that are still implementing key actions of the Convention is as important today as it was 20 years ago. It is a humanitarian imperative,' said Ambassador Hajnoczi.Geneva, Vienna 9 ...

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Urgent aid needed for over 9,000 children fleeing violence in DR Congo to Angola - UNICEF

More than 9,000 children who have arrived at two temporary reception centres in a northern Angolan city from the Democratic Republic of the Congo need urgent support, the United Nations Children's Fund said today.

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Angola Forum 2017: Economic Diversification, Development and Strengthening Democracy

30 May 2017 - 16:00 to 1 Jun 2017 - 13:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo 30 May 2017: 16:00 – 18:45 , Berlin1 June 2017: 09:00 – 13:30 , London Africa Programme, Angola Project Register Interest Angola became over-dependent on oil to fund its post-conflict growth. Low oil prices have encouraged ...

- Chatham House - UK