Mariah Carey’s upcoming concert in Saudi Arabia is just the latest episode of American celebrities flirting with dictators in exchange for substantial fees.
Except for Qatar, the oil producing gulf countries are adamant on raising oil prices to fill budget deficits.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's four-nation tour takes him to Senegal, Rwanda, South Africa and the island nation of Mauritius where he is slated to seek deeper military and economic ties, amid trade war and waning interest of the US in Africa.
The 163.41-carat flawless D colour diamond, suspended from an emerald and diamond necklace called The Art of Grisogono sold for $33.8 million at the Christie’s autumn jewel auction.
Joao Lourenco is expected to take office on September 21 replacing Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who steps down after 38 years at the helm.
After nearly forty years in power, Jose Eduardo dos Santos no longer rules Angola. Decades of the Dos Santos Kleptocracy means that the new president will have little power to capture the reins of the economy from the former president's family.
Angola's ruling MPLA party says it has won a majority in the election. The party's former defence minister is expected to be voted in as president.
As veteran leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos, steps down as prime minister, the ruling party's defence minister, Joao Lourenco is poised to take up his position. He will be inheriting an economy in recession with unemployment and inflation on the rise.
The polls will mark the end of President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos' 38-year reign. But his party is tipped to retain power despite the country's economic crisis and concerns over the transparency of the election.
Children were among the dead in the tragedy caused by hundreds of fans trying to enter the already packed stadium.
About 41,000 health workers have been on duty in more than 8,000 locations with 17.3 million syringes to prevent the transmission of yellow fever in DRC and Angola.
The World Health Organization reminds travellers to Angola to heed its warning and get vaccinated following outbreak of yellow fever spreading in the country.
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