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December 1, 1987
The U.S. and South Africa have been meddling in Angola since the early 1970s. This is the cause of the present-day violence, not the Cubans. Angola has a right to defend itself and who else is there to turn to but the Soviet-bloc countries? If the U.S. would cease funding UNITA, UNITA would disappear and the Angolan government could address itself to the issues of poverty and hunger. LISA M. EDMONDSON Santa Monica
May 10, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG -- Africa loses the benefit of billions of dollars each year through illegal tax evasion, money transfers and secretive business deals, more than all the money coming into the continent through aid and investment, according to a report released Friday. About $63 billion is lost annually, the 120-page Africa Progress Report states, and despite the continent's surging economic growth fueled by the global resources boom, poverty and inequality has worsened in many resource-rich African countries.
February 14, 1986
Your editorial was very timely and to the point, offering to the reading public an excellent expose of President Reagan's negative, harmful policy vis-a-vis Angola. Unfortunately, Reagan and the right-wing elements of the industrial-military complex are not at all "truly committed to self-determination in Angola," as witness their practice of state terrorism by financing, training and arming the counterrevolutionaries attacking the courageous people of Nicaragua, who after 50 years of brutal oppression by the Somoza family liberated themselves and established a truly popular government.
July 31, 2012 | Mike Bresnahan
Something was forgotten in the rush to analyze and, mainly, criticize David Stern's suggestion that the Dream Team might be in its final Olympic run. What about the U.S. women's basketball team? It's unclear if a 23-and-under age limit could affect future Olympics for the women's team, though none of its players embraced the idea. "I think players should have the option," said U.S. forward Candace Parker, pretty much echoing what Kobe Bryant said several times this month.
August 10, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
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 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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 | Associated Press
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 | Times Wire Reports
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.
July 31, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
LONDON -- Looking for that perfect Olympic souvenir? Well, how about the bed that Michael Phelps slept in? Or the bedside lamp under which gymnastics captain Alexandra Raisman read each night? Many of the fixtures and fittings from the Olympic village will go on sale after the Games at . Hangers are priced at 50 pence -- about 78 cents -- while a single bed will go for $628. Other items include mini trash cans, clocks, bean bag chairs and umbrellas.
June 15, 2012 | By Robert Abele
Even with a gripping subject like blues-singing convicts, the documentary "Music from the Big House" has a disconcerting emotional distance. Bruce McDonald's film chronicles fellow Canadian Rita Chiarelli - a gravel-voiced blueswoman - as she joins inmates at Louisiana's notorious penitentiary Angola for a concert. Though Angola's musical bonafides are invoked - Lead Belly famously won early release from a governor impressed with his talent - the featured hard-timers belting out soul, gospel and I-got-it-bad classics are more energetic amateurs than unsung finds.
May 13, 2010 | By Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Houston -- When Felix Fernandez was named to Mexico's World Cup team in 1994, he knew exactly what his role would be: cheerleader. "We all knew that Jorge Campos was a top star, the best goalkeeper," says Fernandez, who never got on the field in that tournament. "It's completely different than right now." That's because right now Mexico has three "best" goalkeepers. And Coach Javier Aguirre has hinted he might not name a starter until just days before El Tri meets South Africa in the World Cup opener next month.
May 12, 2010 | By Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Houston -- No one needs to remind Mexican Coach Javier Aguirre that his team's World Cup opener is less than a month away. But if that makes him nervous, he's doing a good job hiding it. Aguirre's team ends its six-match U.S. tour Thursday night in Houston against Angola before flying back to Mexico City to meet Chile on Sunday in its World Cup sendoff. That gives Aguirre two more chances to tie up any remaining loose ends before his team takes a huge step up in class by playing England, the Netherlands and Italy — three countries ranked among the top eight in the world in the latest FIFA rankings — in its final tuneups for this summer's tournament in South Africa.
January 10, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones, On Soccer
The gunfire on Friday was as unexpected as it was deadly. At one moment, the players on Togo's national team were laughing and joking as the bus they were traveling in made its way deeper into Angola. They had crossed the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the squad had been training for the African Nations Cup, scheduled to start today in Angola. The players were looking ahead to their opening game on Monday against Ghana. The next moment, the players -- among them Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor and Aston Villa midfielder Moustapha Salifou -- were cowering in fear, trying to evade the hail of machine-gun bullets that ripped into the bus and caused instant bloodshed and terror.
October 29, 2009 | Devorah Lauter
Convicted of profiting from illicit arms sales to Angola, a former French interior minister is roiling the political establishment by accusing other officials of knowing about the deal and demanding that the government open secret files to prove him right. Charles Pasqua, the former minister who now is a member of France's Senate, and Jean-Christophe Mitterrand, son of a former president, were among 36 people found guilty Tuesday of knowingly profiting from or facilitating the unauthorized $790-million sale in the 1990s.
August 10, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, bringing her democracy and development tour of Africa to oil-rich Angola, encouraged the war-ravaged country to continue reforms and pledged to boost trade ties with the major energy producer. Clinton, on the third leg of a seven-nation trip, came to Luanda, the Angolan capital, to reinforce America's presence in a country where it is increasingly competing for resources with China. Beijing has given Angola billions of dollars in loans in recent years without pressing for reforms.
The UCLA Fowler Museum exhibition "Continental Rifts: Contemporary Time-Based Works of Africa" is built on a solid foundation. Shows bounded by geography, as this one is by Africa, often founder on provincial viewpoints. The narrowness in the art is either a lack of exposure to broader cultural ideas by those working within the geographic region, or it reflects a dependence on stereotypes by those working outside it. Neither happens here. For the Fowler show, guest curator Polly Nooter Roberts avoided the pitfall simply by framing it in cosmopolitan terms.
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