BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — I stood with three friends on a beach littered with dead fish, cigarette butts, the leavings of lunch and empty soda cans. We were in Banjul, Gambia, and about to set off on an adventure to Jinack Island. Our pirogue …
They call it "The Farm," which sounds nice enough -- peaceful, pastoral, bucolic. In reality, though, it is anything but. A place of hard work and horror, it is the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, the largest maximum-security prison in …
Angola is grappling with a yellow fever outbreak, which has infected more than 355 people and killed 159 – the first epidemic of the disease to hit the country in 30 years. The outbreak, which was first reported in the capital city Luanda …
Africa's third largest economy is crumbling under low oil prices and has turned to the lender of last resort: the International Monetary Fund. Angola has requested help from the IMF including an "economic program" that could be "supported by …
A massive, 404-carat diamond was found in the southern African country of Angola, the Lucapa Diamond Company announced Monday. The 404.2-carat diamond is the biggest diamond ever found in Angola and the 27th biggest …
LUANDA (Reuters) - Angola said on Friday that Portugal’s decision to charge its Vice President Manuel Vicente with corruption and money laundering was a “serious attack” that threatened relations between the two states. A foreign …
JOHANNESBURG – Portuguese rule in Angola ended in 1975, but separatists in one Angolan province want the former colonizers to return. The Portuguese news agency Lusa reported Thursday that a separatist group in Angola's oil-rich …