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    1. Angola hits troubled times after heady post-war boom

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsJul 16 10:11 PM

      After the end of Angola's long civil war in 2002, the capital Luanda became an unlikely African version of Dubai as oil money poured in and a clutch of skyscrapers sprang up along the coast. Last month, after the local kwanza currency plunged in value, Luanda lost its top spot as the world's most expensive city for expats as rated by Mercer's annual survey. At the upmarket Candando supermarket ...

    2. [ANGOP] New York -Angola remains committed to preventive diplomacy in conflict resolution in the Great Lakes and the country believes in urgent need for sustainable development through the promotion of investment and international cooperation with a view to ensure benefits of peace for this part of Africa, said Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs.

    3. By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Angola is suffering its worst outbreak of yellow fever in 30 years with 350 deaths since last December, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Wednesday as it launched an emergency appeal for funds. With a yellow fever epidemic underway in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, public health...

    4. Angola's liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant will resume production in late September following a planned shutdown to test equipment, a spokeswoman for the project said. Reuters reported this week that the Chevron-led plant had shut as part of a final phase of tests before it could ramp back up to full output. Traders had expected the plant to resume output in mid- to late-August, however ...

    5. The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday it would help Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo launch a mass vaccination campaign against a yellow fever outbreak ravaging the two countries. The campaign will aim to immunise 15.5 million people in the two countries by the end of August, Bruce Aylward, the WHO's chief on outbreaks and health emergencies, told reporters. Yellow fever ...

      Angola battling worst yellow fever outbreak in d... - Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News

    6. Angola's government approved a new amnesty law to send home thousands of inmates convicted with prison sentences of up to 12 years as it scrambles to free up overloaded jails and penitentiaries. The new law passed on Wednesday grants amnesty only to common crimes of prisoners who have completed half of the sentence and will cover national and foreign citizens in Angola. "The amnesty for all ...

    7. Angola's government approved a new amnesty law to send home thousands of inmates convicted with prison sentences of up to 12 years as it scrambles to free up overloaded jails and penitentiaries. The new law passed on Wednesday grants amnesty only to common crimes of prisoners who have completed half of the sentence and will cover national and foreign citizens in Angola. "The amnesty for all ...

    8. Angola’s inflation rate rose to the highest in at least five-and-half years in June.

    9. Angola's liquefied natural gas export facility has been shut down until mid- to late-August for a planned phase of testing and maintenance before ramping back up to full capacity, trade sources said. Angola's ...

    10. Angola Slashes 2016 GDP Growth Forecast

      Oilprice.com via Yahoo! FinanceJul 12 07:57 AM

      Angola’s government has cut its economic growth projections for 2016 by almost half, to 1.3 percent from 3.3 percent

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