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Angola prosecutors close in on former president’s children

Angola’s former first son Jose Filomeno dos Santos has spent hours contemplating the marble floor and wood-panelled walls of Luanda’s Supreme Court where he has been on trial since December.
Ajara Nchout and Aboudi Oungene are in the Cameroon squad for the fifth and final round of their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifier against Zambia.

Tokyo Olympics: Ajara Nchout, Aboudi Oungene headline Cameroon squad for crucial Zambia clash

Ajara Nchout and Aboudi Oungene are in the Cameroon squad for the fifth and final round of their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifier against Zambia.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Coronavirus: New research places Nigeria among high risk African countries

The study suggested other countries – among them Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Angola, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya – would all need support with detecting and handling imported cases of the coronavirus.

Angola’s ex-president defends son over embezzlement charge

Angola’s ex-president has defended his son and a former central bank governor who are accused of embezzling $500 million from the country’s sovereign wealth fund, court documents showed on Tuesday.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Senegal on 16 February. Aliou Mbaye-EPA

Mike Pompeo hails Angola’s anti-graft campaign

Visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday lauded Angolan President Joao Lourenco's anti-corruption drive, which has seen him pursue his predecessor's children over accusations they fleeced state coffers.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had spoken to Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, but did not elaborate on how the protections would be achieve [Anadolu]

US top envoy Mike Pompeo makes first trip to Africa

The United States is discussing military cuts in Africa, has tightened visa rules for Africans and President Donald Trump notoriously was quoted as disparaging the continent with a vulgar epithet.
Angola's chief prosecutor on Friday said funds that Isabel dos Santos - who is accused of stealing millions of dollars from state companies - invested in Portugal had been embezzled from her home country.

Portugal freezes bank accounts of Angola’s Isabel dos Santos

Portugal, in a sensational show of action, has ordered a freeze on bank accounts held in the country by Angola's billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos, as the fraud case against her catches steam.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

Aliko Dangote remains Africa’s wealthiest person, Mike Adenuga, Abdulsamad Rabiu among top 20

For the ninth year in a row, Aliko Dangote of Nigeria has been declared as the wealthiest person in Africa, with an estimated net worth of $10.1 billion.
President Muhammadu Buhari

African countries establish joint intelligence headquarters

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday joined President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, and other African leaders to inaugurate the headquarters of the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services (CISSA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with a pledge to intensify security cooperation.
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Coronavirus: WHO lists nine high-risk states in Nigeria

WHO Technical Officer on Health Emergence Programme, Ms Dhamari Anidoo, on Friday listed some states in Nigeria that are highly prone to coronavirus infection.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame (left) and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni, during a meeting at State House Entebbe on March 25, 2018. (courtesy of CGTN)

Rwanda, Uganda strike prisoner swap deal

Neighbouring Rwanda and Uganda have agreed on a deal on Sunday to swap prisoners to help ease tensions following mutual accusations of spying and political meddling.

What does the surprise exit of Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza mean?

President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision not to run in Burundi's elections in May has come as a surprise.
The Sudan Football Association has named Frenchman Hubert Velud as their new national team coach.

Sudan appoint former Togo boss Hubert Velud as new manager

Two weeks after leaving Algerian club JS Kabylie, Velud takes over with Sudan third in Group C of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying, three points behind leaders Ghana.
Angola's chief prosecutor on Friday said funds that Isabel dos Santos - who is accused of stealing millions of dollars from state companies - invested in Portugal had been embezzled from her home country.

Isabel dos Santos plans legal action against media over ‘Luanda Leaks’

Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos plans to take legal action against media who published a vast enquiry dubbed "Luanda Leaks" about the origin of her fortune, according to a statement issued on Tuesday by her Portuguese PR firm.
Rui Pinto

Portuguese hacker says he is behind Angola corruption leaks

Lawyers for a Portuguese computer hacker said on Monday he was responsible for revealing the dealings of Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, a corruption scandal with fallout across Europe and Africa.
Angola's chief prosecutor on Friday said funds that Isabel dos Santos - who is accused of stealing millions of dollars from state companies - invested in Portugal had been embezzled from her home country.

Isabel dos Santos’s Portugal funds embezzled – Angolan prosecutor

Angola's chief prosecutor on Friday said funds that Isabel dos Santos - who is accused of stealing millions of dollars from state companies - invested in Portugal had been embezzled from her home country.

Leaked documents destroy reputation of Isabel dos Santos

Isabel dos Santos, 46, the daughter of Angola’s long-running leader of 38 years, was mostly seen as untouchable in Luanda.

Isabel dos Santos’ graft scandal ups stakes for Angola

Allegations of corruption swirling around his predecessor's daughter have set a crucial test for Angolan President Joao Lourenco in his vow to reform a country rich in oil and tainted by graft.

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