News A fatal Mozambique airline plane crash was 'deliberately' caused by the pilot, experts say

Aviation officials say the aircraft’s ‘black box’ shows there was a ‘clear intention’ to manually bring the plane down

UN fury as second plane is shot down in Angola

THE UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he was outraged by the shooting down of a second UN-chartered aircraft over Angola within eight days.

Angolan rebels claim to hold UN survivors

Angolan rebels claim to hold UN survivors

Second UN plane downed

A UNITED Nations aircraft was shot down over Angola yesterday, the second in eight days to be brought down by anti-government rebels in the country's bloody civil war.

Hostages abroad: Fears grow for Briton missing in Angola

THERE ARE growing fears for the British hostage Jason Pope, who was kidnapped in an attack on the Angolan diamond mine where he worked. There has been no contact with any group claiming to hold him, and the Foreign Office said it had no news of his fate.

Angola rebel attack kills 30

Angola rebel attack kills 30

Podium: America needs its European ally

From the Churchill Lecture given by the former Foreign Secretary to the English Speaking Union

Sandline boss gave advice on Angola kidnap

THE MERCENARY chief at the centre of the "arms to Africa" affair has had contact with the Foreign Office three times on other matters since the scandal broke in May, a senior official revealed yesterday.

Historical Notes: A trade ordained by God himself

THERE IS a darkness at the heart of the history of the Atlantic slave trade which has yet to be fully explored. Whilst predominantly white European and American scholars sift the mountain of evidence detailing the European exploitation of sub-Saharan Africa, the key role played by Africans themselves as traders has manifestly failed to register in the popular consciousness.

Letter: Angolan impasse

Sir: Your article on the death of several workers at a diamond mine in North-east Angola (report, 11 November) fails to put the deteriorating situation in the context of the rebel movement Unita's continued refusal to comply with an internationally-backed peace agreement.

Troops seek Angola captives

A LARGE force of Angolan government commandos is searching remote north-east Angola for five captives, including a Briton, taken from the Yetwene diamond mine at the weekend. The Angolan government has moved reinforcements into the area to help the search.

Raid on diamond mine kills Britons

TWO BRITONS are among five men who have been killed in a raid on a diamond mine in Angola. The raiders also took hostage five foreign employees, including one Briton.

Basketball: Eagles on rise with Webber

NEWCASTLE EAGLES, fresh from last weekend's victory at the defending Budweiser League champions, Greater London Leopards, have taken their line-up to new heights by capturing the 6ft 9in British-Canadian forward Chris Webber.

Obituary: General Arlindo Pena

FEARED BY his enemies, respected by his peers and a hero amongst his own men, the former chief- of-staff of the Angolan rebel movement Unita, Arlindo Pena, died a broken man.

Angolan bandits ambush UN aid convoy

A CONVOY of 16 United Nations trucks was ambushed by armed bandits in northern Angola and UN escorts returned fire, the UN said yesterday. Three people were injured, though not seriously.
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