The Globe and Mail|GEOFFREY YORK AFRICA BUREAU CHIEF JOHANNESBURG A Canadian scholar says he feared for his life when 20 soldiers took him into custody and held him at gunpoint for two days at a military base in northern Mozambique this week as he was researching a mysterious insurgency in the region. David Matsinhe, an…

By – Associated Press JOHANNESBURG — The International Monetary Fund says it has approved a three-year loan of about $3.7 billion for Angola, which seeks to diversify its economy and curb corruption after a new president took office last year. The IMF said Friday that the loan aims to help the southern African country restructure…

By africanews Angolan president Joao Lourenco on Tuesday met with a section of civil society groups and human rights activists in the country. According to human rights researcher, Zenaida Machado, among the invited were former enemies of the state, activists Luaty Beirao and Rafael Marques. A local media portal reported however that Marques, despite being…

09/26/2018 06:52 AM EDT Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 25, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Yesterday, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Angolan Minister of External Relations Manuel Augusto on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. The Deputy Secretary applauded the Lourenço Administration’s…

By CPJ New York, August 15, 2018–Authorities in Mozambique should immediately reverse plans to impose prohibitively high financial charges that unduly target independent media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A July 23, 2018, government decree outlined massive hikes in registration fees to be paid to the government-run Gabinete de Informação, a bureaucratic body…

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…

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