Africa has to swiftly whittle down the number of competitors from 54 nations to 20 in the space of two months.
The detained Angolan rapper and political activist who dared challenge the state is on a hunger strike and in critical condition.
Analysts have said a series of court trials in Angola were designed to silence opposition to President José dos Santos.
Journalist António Capalandanda cast aspersions on Luanda's Beijing ties and has now fled to Durban, seeking refuge.
Angolan court finds Angolan investigative journalist guilty of criminal libel.
Rafael Marques, who exposed government corruption in a book he published in 2011, was initially to have defamation charges against him dropped.
The defamation trial of Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais, started in Luanda on Tuesday.
Rafael Marques de Morais was honoured with the Freedom of Speech award for his work in exposing corruption in government and business in Angola.
Rafael Marques de Morais won the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression award for exposing corruption in government and business in Angola.
The divided country is celebrating 40 years of independence but it has been denied the chance to confront the past and heal its wounds.
Ending a long relationship with Novo Jornal, the Angolan cartoonist is still full of provocation.
The country has steadfastly been expanding its influence, but with that come big responsibilities.
The IMF is worried that aspects of the alluring sovereign wealth pool are not clearly outlined.
News analysis: No one knows how the long-serving 'O Chefe' will escape the web of corruption he has woven.
The Angolan central bank governor says there is room for lending rates to come down, but he wants to avoid unnecessary price pressures.
Angola's state-run phone company looks set to make a profit after receiving a $314-million government bailout.
The war in Angola was disrupting Jean-Yves Ollivier's life, so he took steps to put an end to it.
Lawyers are outraged over the freeing of an arms dealer on the run for a huge debt repayment scam.
The retailer will open its first store in Angola next week, with the help of an unnamed local partner.