By Africanews Angolan president João Lourenço addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday. It was the first time an Angolan head of state spoke in the Chamber before Members of the EU Parliament. Maintaining democratic institutions, investing in basic care, fighting corruption and opening up to foreign investment dominated the president’s speech. “Children of…

By Ghana News The director of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Angola, Henrik Laresen, on Thursday in Luanda called for the implementation of good corporate social responsibility principles for the country’s growth. Laresen made this call to the participants in the “First Forum on Social Responsibility”, organized by the Angolan company The Bridge…

Gonçalves Vieira| Com o propósito de constatar de perto a vida que milhares de refugiados da RDC levam em Angola, a Rádio Angola, afecta à Friends Of Angola, uma organização não-governamental dos Direitos Humanos, fez deslocar uma equipa de reportagem à província da Lunda-Norte, mas concretamente às regiões do Cuango, Cafunfo e Dundo. A viagem…

LUANDA (REUTERS) – THE U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) is deeply concerned about rekindled tension in the violent Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo and criticized the Angolan government for forcing some 500 refugees to return. Angola’s government forced 530 Congolese to return to Congo between Feb. 25 and 27, UNHCR said in a…

By CPJ March 2, 2018 11:40 AM ET President Joao Lourenco President of Angola Palacio Presidencial Rua 17 de Setembro Luanda, Angola March 2, 2018 Dear President Lourenco, The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent press freedom advocacy organization, is deeply concerned about the state of media freedom in Angola. We urge your new administration…

By africanews Angola’s state oil company (Sonagol) has announced an investigation into “possible misappropriation” of funds by Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of the former president, during her time as the company’s chief executive. “We have established an internal commission of inquiry to investigate the information published,” Sonangol spokesman Mateus Benza said on Tuesday. “We…

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Declaração Aprofundamento Previsível da Opressão Em Setembro do corrente ano, a Friends of Angola tomou uma posição de preocupação e apreensão sobre a forma como estava a ser conduzido o processo unilateral e autoritário, que levaria a aprovação do pacote legislativo da comunicação social — conjunto de leis que criminalizam e põem fim ao jornalismo,…

PRESS RELEASE Joint statement of the Angolan political parties The political parties represented by their leaders, the undersigned, gathered for a matter of urgency, to examine the issue of the violation of human rights in A ngola, the continued occurrence of arbitrary political arrests, notably in the provinces of Cabinda, Huambo, Luanda and Benguela, resulting…

Friends of Angola concerned about the worsening human rights situation in Angola. The Friends of Angola discussed on the 22nd of October of 2015 with the Bureau of African Affairs of the Department State questions relative to the increasing breaches of human rights violations against civic defenders in Angola. The American non governmental organization based…

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