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

Minister denies international aid priority claims

International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell has rejected claims that the Government is putting Britain's security concerns ahead of aid priorities by trimming the number of countries which will receive assistance from the UK.

Killer who raped while on the run jailed for life

A killer who escaped from custody after strangling his girlfriend 16 years ago and raped two women while on the run in Spain was jailed for life today.

MPs to investigate death of deportee

The head of the UK Border Agency will face questions over the death of an Angolan man who was being deported from Britain.

Guards arrested over death of Angolan man

Three civilian security guards were arrested yesterday over the death of an Angolan man while they were deporting him from the UK.

Mine clearance projects axed as coalition cuts funds

Life-saving efforts by Princess Diana's favourite charity threatened in five war-torn countries.

Angolan man dies as he is deported

An Angolan national died in hospital after becoming unwell while being deported from the UK, officials said yesterday.

Panduleni Kali: Swapo activist who survived torture and imprisonment to become a high-ranking official in Namibia

Panduleni Kali was an outstanding and emblematic woman of contemporary southern Africa. Her life embodied the schizophrenic contradictions of the region, torn between suffering and modernity. Kali was chief statistician in the Division of Labour Market Information in the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, but her distinguished professional service was remarkable for having taken shape after a terrible experience when she and her twin sister, Ndamona, were in their 20s.

Cabinda rights activist jailed

A human rights activist has been jailed for three years by an Angolan court for committing crimes against the state.

Brazil: Sun, saints and spirits in Bahia

South America and West Africa are separated by thousands of miles of the Atlantic Ocean – yet remain united by the ancient traditions still celebrated in Brazil's vast coastal state of Bahia

Adebayor announces international retirement

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has announced his retirement from international football.

Robert King: 'I'll fight until the day I die'

Robert King spent decades battling for his release from the 'hell-hole' of America's notorious Angola Prison. Now free, he's still crusading for its inmates, he tells Simon Usborne

Album: Various artists, Tsikaya: Musicos do Interior (Pangei-Art)

Portuguese-Angolan Victor Gama went to Angola to salvage what he could of his musical heritage after 20 years of civil war.

Africa's finest: Nations Cup highlights

Egypt yesterday won the Africa Cup of Nations after a hard fought tournament in Angola.

Cup of Nations: Landmines, weak bladders and more Angolan red tape

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