August 10, 2007 |
Chevron Corp., the second-largest U.S. oil producer, said Thursday that it made a "significant oil discovery" off the coast of the West African country of Angola. The Malange-1 well produced 7,669 barrels of oil a day in a test in March, the San Ramon, Calif.-based company said. Additional drilling is needed to estimate the discovery's reserves, it said.
April 2, 2005 |
Angola's death toll from an Ebola-like virus has climbed to 126, the World Health Organization said Thursday, making it the deadliest recorded outbreak of the rare Marburg disease. There is no vaccine or cure for Marburg, which spreads through bodily fluids and can kill rapidly. The last known outbreak was in Congo, killing 123 from 1998 to 2000. Nearly all the recent deaths were in Angola's northern province of Uige, which lies on the border with Congo.
April 9, 2005 |
The worst-ever outbreak of the Marburg virus has killed 174 people in Angola, mainly children under 5, and is spreading, the World Health Organization said Friday. The U.N. agency said a first case of the incurable disease had been found in Cuanza Sul, the sixth province in the northwest to be hit. Two deaths have been confirmed from Marburg in Luanda, a teeming capital of 4 million people, where six more cases are being investigated.
July 31, 1986 |
Mayor Andrew Young said he will leave this week for a tour of Angola despite a State Department warning against American visits there. The State Department has advised that travel to Angola is considered dangerous because of a civil war between the country's Marxist government and the forces of guerrilla leader Jonas Savimbi. Young was invited by his former political adviser, Stoney Cooks, now a lobbyist for the southern African nation.
March 22, 2009 |
Tens of thousands of Catholics lined the streets of Angola's capital, Luanda, for a blessing from Pope Benedict XVI, who urged the country's faithful to reach out and convert people who believe in witchcraft. He also gave a message of hope to young people, including some wounded and maimed in Angola's civil war, when he addressed a crowd of about 30,000 people later at a sports stadium, where a drum concert was held. Hours before the 81-year-old pontiff arrived at the Coqueiros stadium, two people were killed in a stampede after the gates were opened to people waiting outside, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said.