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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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Will the world start swaying to Angola's Kizomba? [Video]

Will the world start swaying to Angola's Kizomba?

Dancers in Angola's capital Luanda believe Kizomba - a dance and music genre that began in the 1980s - could be a tourist draw. Matthew Larotonda reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published
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

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

Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos said on Monday she was launching legal action against a consortium of journalists and its media partners over the publication of thousands of documents about her..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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Portugal probes Angola leaks as Eurobic bank distances itself from dos Santos

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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..
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Angola's dos Santos moots presidency run despite charges

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

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

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

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

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Angola hits "Princess" dos Santos with asset freeze

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Prince Harry to visit Diana's Angola landmine project

Britain's Prince Harry will make a poignant visit to Angola this month to visit the landmine clearance project that featured in some of the most famous photographs of his late mother Princess Diana.
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Leaders of Rwanda and Uganda sign pact in bid to end tension

The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda signed a pact on Wednesday in Angola's capital aimed at ending a long-running rivalry that has resulted in their busiest border crossing being closed for six months.
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