By REUTERS Angola’s new president has ordered a 30-day review of the nation’s oil industry to address the “significant” challenges it faces, his first foray into the key business since he took office last month. President Joao Lourenco directed a working group to determine how it can “improve the current conditions of investment in the…

By Reuters (Reuters) – Three former employees of a former UK division of German logistics and freight company Bertling were sentenced by a London court for bribing an agent of Sonangol, the Angolan state oil group, Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said. Joerg Blumberg, Dirk Juergensen and Marc Schweiger were sentenced, fined and disqualified as…

Angola should not have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council today, as it fails to meet the basic membership criteria. See full UN Watch report on candidates here. Angola’s Human Rights Record Angola commits serious human rights violations, including: Torture Cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment Restrictions on freedom of assembly Restrictions on free…

Bloomberg By Henrique Almeida Angola is still a long way off from tempting U.S. banks into resuming dollar-clearing services despite making progress in combating money laundering, according to Moody’s Investors Service. “American banks are unlikely to come back to Angola anytime soon,” Akin Majekodunmi, a London-based senior analyst at Moody’s, said in an interview on…

By AFP Luanda – Angola’s new president unveiled a programme of corporate tax sweeteners on Monday intended to boost foreign investment and ease the oil-rich country’s dependence on the lacklustre price of crude. “We expect to adopt tax incentives for businesses that invest in the country,” President Joao Lourenco said in his first address to…

By Africanews Angolan president Joao Lourenco has reportedly ordered the immediate closure of an outfit that worked on the image of the country and his predecessor, Jose Eduardo dos Santos. The Office for the Revitalization and Execution of Institutional Communication and Marketing of Administration (Grecima) was largely labeled as a propaganda outfit that managed the…

NOTA DE IMPRENSA A Associação SOS Habitat leva ao conhecimento da sociedade civil e do público em geral o seguinte: Aos 21 de Julho de 2017, a SOS Habitat visitou a comunidade de Santo António dos Gambos, na localidade do Tyihepepe, Município dos Gambos, Província da Huila, com o objectivo de constatar as reclamações da…

The recent acts of political intolerance that occurred in Belo Monte, a province of Benguela, that included looting and physical assault by state militants on Angolans who are affiliated with the opposition, is very worrying. In addition to these political acts of intolerance in Monte Belo, Kapupa, also a province in Benguela, experienced similar acts…

The first of Angola’s Russian-made Su-30Ks arrive By War is Boring The first two of 12 Sukhoi Su-30K fighters Angola ordered nearly four years for $1 billion have arrived in the country, giving a country with one of the most formidable air forces in the region some of the best military hardware Russia has to…

By DW Deputados eleitos tomam posse em meio a ceticismo da sociedade civil sobre alterações na ordem política. Representantes ouvidos pela DW África dizem que mudanças só vão ocorrer com saída do MPLA do poder. As peças do jogo político permaneceram as mesmas com as eleições gerais de 23 de agosto em Angola. Esta quinta-feira…

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