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Angola: Latest News
Kurt Davis Jr., 9:47 am AFKI Original
The re-election of the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), and a brave decision by Jose Eduardo dos Santos to step down should be celebrated, but with this development comes a list of opportunities and challenges. The stepping down of President dos Santos should not be understated for its rarity in the context of politics in other sub-Saharan African countries.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:13 am
South Africa’s 3-1 win over Guinea-Bissau in a friendly international on Saturday in Durban came with a price as four Bafana Bafana players are doubtful for the friendly encounter against Angola on Tuesday through injury. Defenders Erick Mathoho and Thulani Hlatshwayo, as well midfielders Dean Furman and Andile Jali are being monitored by the national team’s medical staff. The quartet missed Bafana’s first training session at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane on Sunday night, and will need to be closely monitored before a decision on their availability is made.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:06 am
South African 19-year-old Luther Singh has been given a chance to shine for his national team after receiving a call-up to represent Bafana Bafana in upcoming friendly international matches this month. Singh, a star player with the under-20 side that reached the semi-finals of the U20 Africa Cup of Nations in Zambia earlier this month, has been drafted into a 25-man squad for games against Angola and Guinea Bissau. The teenager ended the tournament as the top scorer with four goals for Amajita, helping them to a fourth-place finish in Zambia.
Dana Sanchez, 5:27 pm
With the oil revenue dwindling, Angola has started legal and institutional reforms in private investment and public services. Government spending was cut by 50% and subsidies are being reformed. The government has been quick to crack down on dissent. You no longer need a minimum $1 million US to invest in Angola. Micro, small and medium-sized companies are now encouraged. High-priority sectors for Angola include food, textiles, construction, recycling, and plastics.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:23 am
South Africa beat Angola 2-1 in an international friendly in Cape Town on Tuesday evening, and one of the star performers of the victory was keen to explain the importance of the victory. Bafana stumbled to a goalless draw against Gambia in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier on Saturday, continuing their worrying trend of struggling to find the back of the net.
Becca Blond, 12:20 pm AFKI Original
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Peter Pedroncelli, 7:08 am
The pair of Boubacar Barry and Kolo Toure are set to represent the Cote D’Ivoire national team for the final time before their retirement in the friendly international matches that will be played this week to mark the Ivorian triumph at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)
Jeffrey Cavanaugh, 2:19 am AFKI Original
The head of Total’s African-focused exploration and production work, Guy Maurice, spoke to reporters recently about how the price downturn might impact the company’s investments. He noted that three big projects that were greenlighted recently will still go through
Staff, 1:33 am
A FIFA Agent is working to discover Angolan talent in Europe that he can bring back to his homeland to play for the national teams
Keren Mikva, 10:21 am AFKI Original
Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s only female billionaire, sees her role in Angola as opportunity creator. Despite criticism that her vast wealth is at odds with the majority of Angolans who live below the poverty line, Isabel said the middle class is growing, and poverty is lessening in Angola due to the improving economy. “How do you get inequality lower? Well, by creating opportunities and creating more and more development,” she said. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos.
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