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Angola Seeks More Private Investment; Plans Offering Fiscal Incentives

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Angola may soon come up with more fiscal incentives like reduction in taxes to lure investors, particularly in those regions which are most needy. Briefing to a press conference on Saturday in the capital city Luanda the ruling MPLA party’s presidential candidate Joao Lourenco said the regional asymmetries which are available now may not be eliminated through decrees. Joao added ...

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Portuguese Anonymous Group Hacks Multiple Angolan Government Websites

About twenty official websites of Angolan government has been hacked by a Portuguese branch of the Anonymous hacking in retaliation to the sentencing of young activists for plotting a rebellion. Luaty Beirao, a well-known rapper, is also among the seventeen youths sentenced on Monday between two and eight-and-a-half years. Beirao has dual nationality of Angola as well as Portugal, colonial ...

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Angola President Jose Eduardo dos Santos To Step Down In 2018

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos said Friday to be stepping down in 2018. He has been one of the longest-ruling leaders in Africa. According to news reports, Santos briefed to the leaders of his party, M.P.L.A. (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola) he would not elaborate his tenure further and would resign from office in 2018. The Soviet-educated ...

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Gomes quits Rayon

French-born tactician Didier Gomes da Rosa has parted ways with the reigning Rwanda national football league champions Rayon Sports, barely a month before the team makes a return to the Africa Champions League since 2005. Didier Gomez Announcing his resignation to the press, Gomes said he is leaving the job after one year due to personal reasons. “I have terminated my contract with Rayon Sports,” Gomes said without delving into specifics for the reason behind the shock exit. “I have done everything I could for the club and I am sad that I had to leave this way.” Asked if he resigned because of unpaid three-month arrears, Gomes said; “Please allow me not to comment on this particular issue. Rayon Sports is a club that I do respect and love, most especially its fans. They have a lot to achieve this year and I don’t want them to lose focus.” Reports coming in from the Blues camp in Nyanza confirm that the club owes Gomes a three-month unpaid salary amounting to $9,000 [about Rwf6 million] while the players are yet to be paid their salaries for the past two months. Efforts to get a comment from Rayon Sports secretary-general Olivier Gakwaya were futile yesterday as our phone calls on his known mobile number went unanswered. Gomes leaves Rayon Sports after guiding them to their first Rwandan league title since 2004. Rayon, who won the league with 57 points, had last registered league success way back in 2004 under Raoul Shungu. The win also pushed the team’s tally to seven league titles since 1968 and a chance to represent the country at this year’s Africa Champions League. Next month, Rayon Sports will face Congolese side AC Leopards in the preliminary qualifying round of the CAF Champions League. Should Rayon overcome the tricky Congolese side, they will face the winner between 1ero Agosto of Angola and Lioli from Lesotho in the first round.

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Rayon Sports agree terms with Mukubya

League champions Rayon Sports have agreed terms for a two-year contract with Ugandan defender Jimmy Mukubya, who arrived in the country for talks on Friday. Faustin Usengimana is likely to miss the rest of the season with a broken leg, Jimmy Mukubya. Times Sport According to the club Secretary General Olivier Gakwaya, everything has been agreed with the player, but the club is still waiting for the official release letter from his current club, SC Villa of Uganda. “He will sign anytime as soon we get all the necessary documents from Villa,” Gakwaya told Times Sport on Saturday. Rayon Sports face Congolese side AC Leopards in the preliminary qualifying round of the CAF Champions League set for February 7-9. The former AS Kigali defender, Mukubya will join Didier Gomes da Rosa’s outfit to fill the gap left by the injured central defender Faustin Usengimana before Tuesday midnight when the transfer window closes. Another player on Rayon Sports ladder is free agent Nicholas Junior Mukimbiri, who has been based in Belgium but without a club. He has been on trial for the past two weeks. The CAF Champions League 2014 preliminary stage kicks off on February 7  when Rayon Sports travel to Brazzaville for the first leg before hosting the return leg in Kigali a week later. Should Rayon overcome the tricky Congolese side, they will face the winner between 1ero Agosto of Angola and Lioli from Lesotho in the first round. By Peter Kamasa, The New Times

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Fast Jet set to fly to Lusaka

FastJet, a Tanzanian-based airline is expected to launch flights into Lusaka, Zambia next month to tap into the increasing cross border trade between the two countries. Fastjet Fast Jet Manager for Africa, Kyle Haywood told the Daily News in an interview the planned flights to Lusaka would boost the growing trade between Tanzania and Zambia. “It is correct we are launching flights to Lusaka from the 1st of February as reported in Zambia,” he said confirming media reports from Zambia that the airline would fly to Lusaka. The reports said Fastjet would fly between Dar es Salaam and Lusaka twice a week from the 1st of February. He also confirmed reports that Fast Jet was planning to establish base in Zambia that will service the southern African region. He said negotiations with the Zambian government were going on to establish base in Lusaka that will service Malawian, Zimbabwean and South African routes to be launched soon. He noted however that the planned base in Zambia would not affect operations of its base in Tanzania. “It will not affect our base station in Tanzania. It will be additional,” he said adding they were continuing to look for alternatives as they target the southern African regional market. Fastjet was launched in 2012 and operates flights to Kenya, Ghana and Angola. It also operates domestic routes in Tanzania for about US$20. Meanwhile, FastJet has announced signing of two additional distribution agreements that will allow travel agents worldwide to access and sell its flights. According to ETN Global Travel Industry News, the first agreement, signed recently with Skyscanner, the award-winning global travel search and comparison company, will enable consumers to compare FastJet’s flight schedules and prices against those of other African carriers. It will also enable customers to link directly to FastJet’s website and book flights. Skyscanner currently has over 25 million unique visitors every month. In addition has FastJet also signed an agreement with Hahn Air Systems, a sister company and client of Hahn Air. Through Hahn Air Systems’ e-alliance® product, FastJet’s flight information will be available within all of the main Global Distribution Systems (GDS), including Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport.

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Cosafa under 20 Youth Championships: Kamau unhappy at final display as Kenya lose to South Africa

The Kenya U20 national team head coach John Kamau is a dissatisfied man after watching his charges fall to a 0 – 2 loss to South Africa in the Cosafa Under 20 Youth Championships in Maseru, the team’s first loss of the which they were taking part as a guest team. The Stars coach Adel Amrouche presents the trophy to the President Kenyatta In his post match comments, the coach pointed out that he had been happy with the way the team played throughout the competition except for the final and lauded South Africa as the deserving winners. He added reaching final was a great achievement to him since his target was at least the semi finals. “Overall we played well but today I was not pleased with our output and I should say South Africa were deserving winners; we did not play our game as we always do. That aside, I am pleased with the boys’ display; my aim was to make it to the semi final and that we achieved by reaching the final so I bear few regrets. “Apart from a few teething problems I should say I am pleased with the overall organization of the tournament and from it we take a lot of lessons”, the coach said. South Africa have been crowned 2013 Cosafa Under-20 Youth Championship winners after a 2-0 success over Kenya in the final in Maseru on Saturday. The Amajita side claimed their first regional title since 2008 and their fifth overall, with coach Shakes Mashaba dedicating the victory to former South Africa president Nelson Mandela, who passed away at the age of 95 on December 5. The South Africans dominated the match in the early stages, with skipper Ayabulela Mgqwaka heading home a corner to give them the lead on 33 minutes. Nhlankanipho Ntuli had a great chance to make it 2-0 but fired his short over the bar, before forward Siyanda Ngubo did double the advantage on 69 minutes as he chipped over the on-rushing Kenya goalkeeper Peter Odhiamo. Meanwhile, Angola sealed the bronze medal when they defeated Zimbabwe 2-0 in the third-place play-off. –SuperSport

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