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Angola orders C295s

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The Angolan military has ordered three C295 transport aircraft from Airbus, and will use them for transport and maritime surveillance duties. The three...

UN criticises Angola for refugees returning to DR Congo violence

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The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is concerned about rekindled tension in the violent Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo and...

Feature: Was Cuito Cuanavale an SADF objective?

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There has been renewed interest in the final phase of South Africa's involvement in Angola 30 years ago, but it has been mired in...

Airline group IATA in talks with Angola over blocked $500 million

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Angola is withholding more than $500 million (£360.64 million) in revenue generated by international airlines in the country, airline lobby IATA said...

Su-30K Spotted in Angola

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A Su-30K has been spotted in Angola, confirming deliveries of the aircraft have begun. Two images circulated on social media on December...

Russian intelligence ship visited Cape Town

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The Russian Project 22010 intelligence ship Yantar docked in Cape Town for a week as part of a voyage around Africa. Yantar...

New police, intelligence chiefs for Angola

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Angola President João Lourenço replaced the chief of police and the head of the intelligence service, state news agency Angop said, as...

Damen launches Angolan fisheries research vessel

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Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania has launched a fisheries research vessel, Baia Farta, for the Angolan Ministry of Fisheries. Damen said the...

Angola asked for return of MiG-21

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After almost 30 years of a MiG-21 fighter jet being in South African hands, Angolan officials have stated that the aircraft remained...

Angola’s new president takes surprise steps to rein in predecessor

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New Angolan President João Lourenço is making swift moves to wrest power from his predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos, pushing out some...

Review of Angola oil industry on the way

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Angola's new president ordered a 30-day review of the nation's oil industry to address"significant" challenges, his first foray into the key business...

Angola receives maritime surveillance aircraft from Israel

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The Angolan Air Force is operating a Cessna Citation jet configured by Israel's BIRD Aerosystems for the maritime surveillance role. IHS Jane's...

South Africa returns MiG-21 fighter jet to Angola

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Under a cloak of secrecy, the South African government has returned to Angola a MiG-21 fighter jet that it acquired during the...

Angola has received its first Su-30s

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The Angolan Air Force has taken delivery of its first two Su-30K fighters, and will receive another ten by early 2018. This is...

Angola’s ruling MPLA wins election

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Angola's ruling MPLA party won the general election taking 61.07% of the vote, the electoral commission said, making João Lourenço the next...

Angolan border police take delivery of three new patrol boats

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The Angolan Police service has taken delivery of three patrol boats that will be used by border patrol units to combat illegal...

Angola’s ruling party wins election, provisional results show; opposition cries foul

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Angola's ruling MPLA party has convincingly won the general election, the electoral commission said on Friday citing provisional results, but the main...

No EU observer mission for Angolan elections

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The European Union has scrapped plans to observe elections in Angola next month, after Luanda failed to agree to conditions, including access...

Angola interested in additional Su-30s

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The Angolan Air Force may acquire another six second hand Su-30 fighters, adding to the 12 it has already ordered. This is according...

African Ministers recommit to regional peace

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South Africa, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo have reaffirmed their commitment to the Tripartite Mechanism, which is a crucial vehicle...

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