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

Trucks relieve Angola's saddest city, where children fight for ears of corn

WITH THE sun hovering just above the horizon, five heavily laden, dusty trucks, limp into Angola's saddest city, Malanje.Their drivers receive a hero's welcome, as well they should. They have just spent four days traversing perhaps the most dangerous 250 miles of road in the world to deliver desperately needed emergency food aid to the starving people of Malanje.

The worst place to be a child

Angola will pay dearly in the future for leaving its young people destitute, writes Peter Moszynski

Power slips from Kabila in Congo

LAURENT-DESIRE Kabila, the Congolese leader who just two years ago was welcomed by the world as a shining example of a "new generation of African leaders'', is losing his hold on power as his military allies desert him and rebels in the former Zaire gain the upper hand.

Angolan mass graves uncovered

Angolan mass graves uncovered

Festival: womad

The World of Music Arts and Dance festival celebrates its 10th year at the Reading site with yet another strong line-up over the three days.

Fears for Angolan refugees

Fears for Angolan refugees

Frontline Angola: Killing machine turns on children

THE DEATH pages are usually the only part of the daily Jornal do Angola worth reading. They are the only part of the government mouthpiece which tells the truth. They offer an honest glimpse of the civil war which is once again ripping this country apart. In the news pages, war deaths are denied or distorted for propaganda purposes. In the death pages, blurry black and white mugshots of earnest young men, alongside terse phrases like "in violent circumstances" or "victim of sudden death" tell the simple, awful truth.

Unita attacks launch new Angolan war

AT 3AM ON 18 December, guerrillas of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (Unita) attacked the village of Nunda in Huambo Province, central Angola. They ran through the village, looting and shooting. Woken from their sleep the villagers scrambled to escape into the dense undergrowth. Three men, one woman and a boy were killed. The woman was Joao Samba's wife, Maria.

Zambian writers on spy charges

THREE MORE journalists from the Zambian newspaper The Post have been charged with espionage over a report into the country's defence capability, their lawyer said yesterday.

And the winner is... a convicted killer in Louisiana state pen

WILBERT RIDEAU will not be at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles tomorrow night for the annual Oscar awards ceremony. Why would he be? The film stars might not be too comfortable with a convicted murderer in their midst.

Angola rebels close to seizing key town

REBEL FORCES were said to be closing on a strategic town in Angola yesterday, endangering food shipments to tens of thousands of refugees. With reports that Unita rebels were as close as 25 miles from Kuito, government authorities have told aid workers to leave the central Angolan town.

Obituary: Oswald Jones

DURING THE Fifties and Sixties, Oswald Jones photographed both the up-and-coming and the arrived of the London arts world; his list of portraits reads like a page from Who's Who.

Warring sides braced for slaughter as UN abandons Angola to its fate

AFTER FOUR years of increasingly vain attempts to keep Angola's warring parties from tearing each other apart, the United Nations is washing its hands of the conflict just as it claims an ever greater toll in lives and suffering .

Food crisis in the land of orphans

CARLOS LOST his father and all four uncles to the war. "I don't want to go like them. I told myself I would never die like them, in this stupid war. Never." Carlos, 21, like many young men his age, lives in fear of being rounded up by government police and sent to the front line of Angola's never-ending civil war.

UK mine worker among four killed in Angola attack

A BRITISH diamond worker and three of his colleagues have been killed in an ambush in northern Angola.
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