By REUTERS ZURICH, July 13 (Reuters) – Swiss authorities have released around $60 million of funds seized in an investigation into the suspected laundering of money diverted from Angola’s sovereign wealth fund and its central bank, federal prosecutors said on Friday. Switzerland’s Office of the Attorney General (OAG) opened criminal proceedings in April in response…

By Swissinfo.ch Senior justice ministry officials from Switzerland and Angola have discussed closer cooperation in a major international case of suspected corruption. The Swiss authorities have blocked around $150 million (CHF150 million) in assets held by the Angolan National Bank and the Angolan sovereign wealth fund amid ongoing criminal proceedings involving an Angolan-Swiss businessman, Jean-Claude…

Fonte: Amnesty International Afonso S. Muatchipuculo (22 anos), António J. Fernando (18 anos) e Justino H. Valente (21 anos), alunos do ensino secundário, foram condenados a sete meses de prisão pelo Tribunal Provincial de Malange em Angola, no dia 9 de Abril, após um julgamento injusto. Os três foram presos no dia 4 de Abril…

By CPJ New York, April 16, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a decision by Angolan authorities to continue the trial of journalists Rafael Marques de Morais, who runs the anti-corruption news website Maka Angola, and Mariano Bras Lourenco, a correspondent for the newspaper O Crime, behind closed doors instead of in open court….

BY ERNEST MABUZA – Sunday Times Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela‚ a stalwart in the fight against apartheid‚ has died at the age of 81. Her PA‚ Zodwa Zwane‚ confirmed the struggle veteran’s death on Monday afternoon. She said the family would issue a statement later in the day. Born in Bizana in the Eastern Cape in…

August 3, 2017 The Honorable Robert Gabriel Mugabe The President of the Democratic Republic of Zimbabwe Munhumutapa Building Harare Re: Concerns over Constitution Amendment Bill (No.1) and judicial independence in Zimbabwe. Your Excellency, The undersigned bar associations and organizations concerned with the rule of law respectfully write to note our grave concern over the future…

By AFP Angola’s parliament passed a law on Friday that will drastically limit the powers of the country’s future presidents in matters of security and defence. The law will only apply to successors of the current head of state, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has enjoyed unfettered control of Angola’s sprawling military and security…

Fotografía: JOSÉ CARLOS CARVALHO Fonte: Expresso Quatro altos-quadros da TAP terão permitido e ajudado a montar em Portugal um esquema de falsa prestação de serviços da companhia aérea à Sonair, uma empresa subsidiária da Sonangol A Transportadora Aérea Nacional (TAP) foi utilizada por responsáveis da petrolífera angolana Sonangol num esquema de branqueamento de capitais –…

Cardin Criticizes Indictment of Angolan Journalist Rafael Marques WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement Wednesday after theindictment of Angolan Journalist Rafael Marques de Morais for “outrage to a body of sovereignty and injury against public authority,” under the Law on Crimes against the…

By AFP Luanda (AFP) – Angola’s government is preparing a golden parachute for the country’s president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, complete with first-class air travel and a chauffeur-driven car. And after 38 years in power, he will retire on a pension not far short of his current salary. A bill to go before parliament would…

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