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Foreign Currency Crisis Tells The Story Of Angola's Economic Peril.

One of Angola's biggest challenges is lack of foreign currency. The rich can't access dollars to build or even pay their expat workers. For the poor a ballooning Kwanza means basics are unaffordable.

- NPR - US | Angola's new leader vows to revive moribund economy.

Angola's new president has unveiled a programme of corporate tax sweeteners intended to boost foreign investment and ease the oil-rich country's dependence on the lacklustre price of crude.

- - ZA | Angola locates plane that crashed in storm, killing 7.

A plane that crashed in a remote corner of Angola last week killing all seven people onboard was downed by bad weather, authorities have said.

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First Commercial Flight Arrives at One of World's Most-Remote Islands.

British-controlled St. Helena, 1,200 miles west of the Angola-Namibia border, sees tourism development as its economic lifeline. It is now getting a weekly commercial flight to test out the prospects. -Dennis Schaal

- Skift - US

Angola Has an Opportunity to Lead.

Eugen Iladi Politics, Africa A change in leadership often signals a natural time for transformation and, of course, challenges. The first peaceful transition of power in Angola took place in August, with the election of João Lourenço as the new president, replacing long-serving José Eduardo dos Santos, who led the ...

- The National Interest - US | Quarter of DRC refugees in Angola 'have gone home'.

Nearly a fourth of the estimated 30,000 refugees sheltered in Angola's northeast have returned to their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive Kasai region, an Angolan official has said.

- - ZA | Seven killed in Angola plane crash.

All seven passengers and crew were killed when a plane bound for the Angolan capital Luanda crashed in a remote corner of the country, emergency services has said.

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Benguela on Main fine dining: A taste for elegance and art.

Benguela on Main in Somerset West offers a luxury, fine dining experience away from the busyness of the city.

- Cape Times - SA

Angola's First Satellite to Be Launched From Baikonur Spaceport Dec. 7.

Moscow Oct 10, 2017 Rocket and Space Corporation Energia's General Designer Yevgeniy Mikrin said that a Ukrainian-made Zenit carrier rocket, loaded with the AngoSat-1 satellite, built at Angola's request, will be launched from the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan on December 7. Ukrainian-made Zenit carrier rocket, loaded ...

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Trans Angolan popstar Titica shakes her way to success.

Titica has become a big star among young Angolans and an icon for anti-LGBT discrimination.

- BBC - UK

China's Sinopec Puts $1B Argentina Oil Assets Up For Sale.

Argentina's losses on its oil and gas assets, as well as its labor disputes, have prompted China's Sinopec to consider selling its operations in the country. Sinopec advisors have offered up some of its assets to about a dozen large firms from the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Russia, Reuters reported on Monday, ...

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Angola's 'kizomba' dance mesmerises the world

In recent years the kizomba has begun to spread across the dance floors of Europe, before being taken up across the world. "It's natural that it works everywhere," said Mario Contreiras, a keen amateur kizomba dancer.

- Daily Monitor - UG

In UN Assembly address, Angola emphasises its 'decisive' role in multilateralism

Underscoring the importance of multilateralism in solving global tensions, Angola told the United Nations General Assembly about its strong engagement and “decisive” role in restoring peace and security in the region, with its commitment for economic development and democratic society

- UN - INT