By Amnesty International A judge at the Cabinda Court ordered the provisional release of 40 more protesters on 19 April. Ten other protesters remain arbitrarily detained without charge, arrested for their involvement in peaceful protests. One female is detained at Yabi prison and nine males are detained at Cabinda civil prison. Several of the protesters…

Picture: Friends of Angola Angolan activist Hitler “Samussuku” Tshikonde. Drop Case Against ‘Samussuku’ Tshikonde for Insulting President By Human Rights Watch (Johannesburg, May 17, 2019) – Angolan authorities should investigate alleged police abuse against a political activist and drop the baseless case against him, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 10, 2019 in Luanda,…

Picture sourece: Friends of Angola By africanews Angola’s local elections are scheduled to take place in [2020] for the first time, an important step towards democracy. Decentralization appears a plausible solution that could respond to some serious local problems, such as in the city of Luanda. In the neighborhood of Morro Bento for instance, there…

By allAfrica.com Luanda — The International Monetary Fund (IMF), in the framework of the technical assistance provided to the Republic of Angola, has recommended improving the process of execution of the State Budget (OGE), controlling the stages of public spending and purchasing procedures, despite of the efforts made by the Government, informed the consultant of…

Picture: Friends of Angola LUANDA, April 18 (Reuters) – Angola’s President João Lourenço annulled the tender for the country’s fourth telecoms operating license on Thursday and ordered it to be re-run to ensure “a clean and transparent process,” his office said. The move comes less than a week after a little known Angolan company, Telstar…

Source: Reliefweb This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review of Angola in November 2019. It assesses the national human rights framework regarding land and human rights, fundamental freedoms and LGBTI rights. Amnesty International raises concerns about the continued lack of investigation of human rights violations to hold those responsible to account; expropriation of…

By Africanews The UN Human Rights Committee has published its findings on the civil and political rights record of countries it examined during its latest session: Angola, Eritrea, Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Viet Nam. The findings, officially termed concluding observations, contain positive aspects of the respective State’s implementation of the International…

No one knows how many people are missing from Cyclone Idai. More than 600 people are confirmed dead in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. By Associated Press|NBC News BEIRA, Mozambique — Efforts to find and help tens of thousands of people after Cyclone Idai devastated parts of southern Africa continued into a second week Saturday. Members…

By afrianews Angola is expected to receive a $1 billion loan from the World Bank to finance social security, water projects, the president’s office said Wednesday. Africa’s second largest oil producer has been pushed into an economic crisis due to the fall in oil prices since mid 2014. Angola’s treasury is now expected to receive…

Fonte: Friends of Angola A 125º sessão do Comité da ONU sobre Direitos Civis e Políticos, teve lugar na representação das Nações Unidas em Genebra, Suiça, no dia 20 do corrente mês e ano. A sessão tem como fim a elaboração de um comentário geral ao artigo 21º do Pacto Internacional sobre Direitos Civis e…

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