Voters in Angola head to the polls Friday for the southern African nation's third election since it gained independence in 1975.
With construction cranes and steel skyscrapers dominating the skyline of Luanda, the capital of Angola, it is hard to overlook how far the southwestern African country has come since the end of its brutal civil war in 2002.
Ten years after the end of its civil war, Angola, which is heading to the polls Friday, has been transformed into a regional African power with a strong economy, but poverty is still widespread.
Dozens of Chinese criminal suspects living in Angola were sent back to Beijing on a chartered flight over the weekend, state media reported.
Blues singer Rita Chiarelli has played every kind of venue during her award-winning career: nightclubs, music festivals, concert halls.
Military leaders and a group of political parties in Guinea-Bissau have announced the formation of a Transitional National Council after a recent coup plunged the African country into deeper chaos.
Three of the most powerful officials in Angola have held concealed interests in an oil venture with Cobalt International Energy, the Goldman Sachs-backed explorer whose operations in one of the world's most promising energy frontiers are under investigation by US authorities, the Financial Times has learned.
A group of Portuguese-speaking countries condemned a coup that has roiled the tiny nation of Guinea-Bissau, plunging the African country into more chaos after nearly four decades of instability.
A group of Portuguese-speaking countries plans to meet Saturday to discuss a coup that roiled the tiny nation of Guinea-Bissau, plunging it into more chaos after nearly four decades of instability.
Guinea-Bissau's military has arrested acting President Raimundo Pereira and Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Jr., a military spokesman said, in a coup that has drawn widespread condemnation from the international community.
Ivory Coast's star-studded team beat Burkina Faso 2-0 Thursday to seal qualification to the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Dider Drogba scored the only goal of the game against Sudan as much-fancied Ivory Coast got their Africa Cup of Nations campaign off to a winning start.
CNN's Patrick Snell previews the 28th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations.
"I have acquired many wonderful principles from my family," the proud winner says
Leila Lopes from Angola was crowned Miss Universe 2011 Monday night during a pageant held in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
No country has a higher life expectancy than Monaco -- and it's not even close.
Luanda, Angola's capital, has been named the world's most expensive city for expats for the second year in a row.
CNN's Ramy Inocencio with a look at the world's most expensive cities.
Brian Todd reports from Louisiana State Penitentiary, where inmates work to shore up flood barriers.
Prisoners in southeastern Louisiana are helping to fill sandbags and patch up levee holes along the swollen Mississippi in an all-hands-on-deck effort to keep the mighty river at bay.
Each year, the heart of Botswana turns from parched savannah into rich wetland, and the Okavango Delta springs to life.
Heavy rains that began early in January in northern central Namibia have reached staggering proportions, with 80 people drowned and half a million others affected directly or indirectly, officials said.
The final days of 2010 are upon us, so it's natural to look back on the year in sports -- or, in my case, the year of soccer. It was a memorable year if you're a fútbol fan, and it was for me too. Here are some of my stories behind the stories, my memories of chasing the game in 2010:
The long-running conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed hundreds of sexual violence victims in the past two months as women and girls continue to be prime targets of retaliation between rival militias along the country's porous borders, according to aid agencies.
For our seventh set of countries, we asked you to connect Australia and Angola. Both countries start with the letter, "A," but beyond that, their links aren't that apparent.
CNN's Becky Anderson looks at the connections that link Angola and Australia.
They won't admit it, the rest of the world, but a fear of the U.S. has to be growing.
FINAL: U.S. 121, Angola 66 In its most dominant performance of the tournament thus far, Team USA obliterated an overmatched Angola squad for a 55-point victory.
Many African countries are blessed with oil and mineral wealth that has the potential to transform their economies. But historically, those resources have often been more of a curse than a blessing.
African soccer star Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed that he is quitting international football in the wake of the deadly gun attack on the Togo team bus in Angola in January.
It began under a hail of bullets, and ended in a manner fans have become accustomed to in recent years: Egypt walked away with a record-breaking third consecutive Africa Cup of Nations title on Sunday after defeating Ghana 1-0 in Angola's capital Luanda.
Algeria sent a star-studded Ivory Coast side crashing out of the Africa Cup of Nations with a dramatic 3-2 win in extra-time in their quarterfinal in Cabinda on Sunday night.
CABINDA, Angola -- When Angola tied Algeria 0-0 on Monday in Luanda to finish first in Group A of the African Cup of Nations, it was cause for celebrations throughout most of Angola. Wherever you go in Luanda, the capital, you'll see locals wearing the national-team colors of red, black and yellow. Angola shirts, scarves and flags are everywhere there; TV and radio broadcasts talk soccer around the clock. Billboards proclaim that Angola, which ended a 27-year civil war in 2002, can unite through soccer.
Angola and Algeria both advanced to the quarterfinals of the African Nations Cup thanks to a 0-0 draw in Luanda, with Mali crashing out despite picking up their first win of the competition.
It was supposed to be Angola's time in the sun, the moment when a warn-torn nation finally emerged from the wreckage of three decades of civil war and took its place front and center on the continental stage.
CABINDA, Angola -- It only took four Nyquil, a last-flight-out-of-Saigon airport scene and 44 hours door-to-door from my home in Baltimore, but I made it here just in time for the kickoff of Friday's showdown in the Africa Cup of Nations between Ivory Coast and Ghana, the two showpiece teams in Africa's most important biannual sporting event.
Goals from Manucho and Flavio gave hosts Angola a welcome boost as they moved top of Africa Cup of Nations Group A with a 2-0 victory over Malawi on Thursday.
Togo's national soccer team have been officially disqualified from the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The assistant coach of Togo's national soccer team is among the victims of Friday's machine-gun attack on a bus carrying the squad to a tournament in Angola, the country's official news agency reported Saturday.
As many as three people were killed in an attack on the Togo national soccer team. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.
Togo's national football team are on their way home, two days after a deadly attack on their team bus at the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.
Hosts Angola were denied victory by an incredible Mali comeback to force a 4-4 draw in the opening match of the troubled Africa Cup of Nations in Luanda on Sunday.
A bus carrying Togo's national soccer team to a tournament in Angola came under fire Friday, and Togolese officials said they were weighing whether to pull out of the prestigious Africa Cup of Nations, which starts Sunday.
There's an irony afoot on the African continent. After years of state control of their economies, African governments are opening up to foreign business as never before.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed to Luanda, Angola, on Sunday on the third leg of a journey that is taking her to seven African nations in 11 days.
An estimated 1 million people turned out to hear Pope Benedict XVI preach a Mass in Angola on Sunday, the last major event of his first trip to Africa.
Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Angola on Friday as part of his week-long visit to Africa, a journey marked by the pontiff's controversial comments on reproductive issues and some of the continent's political regimes.
Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Angola on Friday as part of his week-long visit to Africa.
A severe rabies epidemic has claimed the lives of at least 83 children within three months in Angola's capital, Luanda, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
An outbreak of the deadly ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has prompted neighboring Angola to close its border with that country, Angola's state news agency reported Tuesday.
Angola has said it will send troops into the Democratic Republic of Congo, say agencies, as U.N. officials claim that Congolese soldiers have raped women, looted villages and ransacked homes in the wartorn region.
Congo's government rejected a rebel warlord's demand for direct talks to solve the conflict that has left hundreds of thousands hungry and homeless
Piece by piece, judicial investigators have spent seven years assembling a searing accusation that penetrates the shadows of a dirty global trade in France
For spreading only 168 pounds on his 6-foot-7 frame -- and being on the receiving end of a Charles Barkley cheap shot at the 1992 Barcelona Games -- Herlander Coimbra became the poster child for the underdevelopment of African basketball. A free throw Coimbra sank after Barkley knocked him to the floor represented Angola's only points in a 41-1 run during a game that emblemized the gap between the American Dream Team and basketball's Third World.
Angola's government has denied permission for a Chinese ship to unload weapons destined for Zimbabwe at its port, the latest country to do so, the nation's state-run ANGOP news agency reported.
A 31-year-old woman who lost part of her leg when she stepped on a land mine has won the unusual title of Miss Landmine Angola 2008.
The glamour shots capture them in fashion-model poses -- sprawled on a couch or lounging by the pool, smiling and sensuous.
Holders Egypt reached the semifinals of the African Cup of Nations on Monday when goals by Hosni Abd Rabou and Amr Zaky gave them a 2-1 victory over Angola.
With its close ties to Portugal, it is perhaps a surprise that Angola hasn't made more of an impression on African football before now. The country's bloody 27-year civil war, which only ended in 2002 perhaps explains why it hasn't.
Tunisia reached the African Nations Cup quarterfinals on Thursday when they sealed top spot in Group D after a goalless draw with Angola who also reached the last eight.
Senegal coach Henri Kasperczak resigned on Monday -- less than 24 hours after his side's disappointing 3-1 defeat to Angola in the African Cup of Nations.
Manucho scored twice as Angola hit back to shock Senegal 3-1 at the African Nations Cup with their first victory in Group D on Sunday.
Oil prices surged nearly $1 Thursday, due to gasoline supply concerns in the United States and production problems in Angola.
Angola have won the right to host the 2010 African Nations Cup finals, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have announced.
Angola's World Cup central defender Kali has joined Switzerland's FC Sion in a three-year deal, the Swiss club announced on Monday.
Amado Flavio's 60th minute header gave Angola their first goal at a World Cup finals, but Sohrab Bakhtiarizadeh nodded in a 75th minute equalizer for Iran in Leipzig, to ensure that Mexico joined Portugal in the next round.
African minnows Angola famously clung on for a goalless draw with Mexico in Hanover on Friday to keep alive their hopes of qualifying from World Cup Group D.
Portugal opened the scoring after only four minutes, dominated for most of the match, but in the end made heavy work of defeating former colony Angola 1-0 in their World Cup Group D opener in Cologne on Sunday.
As the World Cup kicks off, past and present foes revisit one another on the pitch. In a remarkable twist of fate, Angola will face their formal colonial adversary Portugal.
Third choice goalkeeper Mario is the only uncapped player included in Angola's 23-man World Cup squad named by coach Luis Oliveira Goncalves.
Group D | World ranking: 57
The top two teams in each group advance to the 16-team knockout round.
Samuel Eto'o followed up his hat-trick against Angola with a spectacular striker as Cameroon beat Togo 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the African Nations Cup quarterfinals in Cairo.
A bid by former Portuguese international Edgar to play for Angola in the World Cup finals has been rejected by FIFA because the striker did not apply in time.
Pierre Wome missed a stoppage time penalty, costing Cameroon a record sixth World Cup finals appearance and enabling Ivory Coast to go through on a day of shocks in the African qualifying matches.
Fabrice Akwa's header 10 minutes from time clinched Angola's place in the World Cup finals for the first time in their history as they beat Rwanda 1-0 in Kigali in African Group Four on Saturday.
Cameroon and Angola are one win away from qualifying for the World Cup finals for the first time after qualifying victories on Sunday.
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Nigeria and Senegal's places in the 2006 World Cup finals have been left in doubt after being held to draws in African qualifying on Sunday.
The number of cases of Marburg hemorrhagic fever has continued to rise in northwestern Angola, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
The number of cases of Marburg hemorrhagic fever has continued to rise in northwestern Angola, but efforts to educate residents about the disease are appearing to be having an effect, the World Health Organization said.
The World Health Organization is investigating an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever in northwestern Angola, it said Friday.
Angola's death toll from the Marburg virus has climbed to 173 and four more countries have been placed on alert, as health officials struggle to contain the deadly virus, according to the World Health Organization Web site.
The U.S. men's basketball team finally got a convincing victory at the Olympic tournament on Monday, trouncing winless Angola 89-53 in their final preliminary round Group B match.
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