Welwitschia is a fierce critic of his father’s successor, President Joao Lourenco By AFP LUANDA, Angola – One of former Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos’ daughters, a serving lawmaker for the ruling party, has claimed she was forced to “flee” the country after being intimidated. “I received threats from the head of the parliamentary…

By VOA In recent years, Angola has become one of the richest countries in Africa. One reason is money earned by Angola’s oil industry. In 2017, business advisory service Mercer named the capital, Luanda, the most costly city for foreigners to live in. But, many Luandans do not have access to even basic needs. Luanda…

By Friends of Angola In 2020, Angola will hold its first municipal elections where mayors will be elected for the first time by popular vote. The focus of this project is to engage citizens, traditional and local leaders, civil society and politicians in the political process and encourage democratic development through providing the tools to…

REPÚBLICA DE ANGOLA A S S E M B L E I A N A C I O N A L GRUPO PARLAMENTAR GABINETE DO PRESIDENTE CONFERÊNCIA DE IMPRENSA VISITA DE CONSTACTAÇÃO SOBRE O ESTADO DOS DIREITOS E LIBERDADES EM CABINDA O Grupo Parlamentar da UNITA, respondendo à solicitação de inúmeros cidadãos, realizou nos dias…

By ALLINFO A multi-billion dollar corruption scandal has plunged Mozambique into the crisis. Money for education or health missing, many people suffer from it. According to a report by the neighboring country of Angola could be affected. Angola’s President, João Lourenço (Archive) Abroad, it runs for Angola’s President, João Lourenço still good. The former defence…

Picture source: MintPress News By Ed Cropley (The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.) LONDON, Dec 28 (Reuters Breakingviews) – China and the United States’ global Cold War has an increasingly important theatre: Africa. On different metrics Uncle Sam and the Middle Kingdom can claim to be the continent’s biggest player. In 2019, China will…

By Prensa Latina Luanda, 21 Dec (PL) The forced repatriation of capitals, illegally taken out of Angola, begins next 26th, President Joao Lourenzo announced Friday, saying he trusts on the success of the process, whose six-month voluntary phase will conclude this Saturday. ‘It is too early to talk about success or failure, do not rush,’…

By Jonathan Rozen|QUARTZ AFRICA December 7, 2018 They came for her on her way home. Walking from the offices of her newspaper on 10 October 2018, Sylvanie Kiaku did not expect to be arrested by officers of the judicial police. Kiaku, the editor of the La Percée, also did not expect to be detained or…

By Henrique Almeida | Bloomberg Angolan President Joao Lourenco pledged Thursday to continue his fight against “the cancer of corruption” and roll back the African nation’s oil dependency by investing in other sectors of the economy to bolster growth. Battling graft has been a cornerstone of what Lourenco has called the “new Angola” since taking…

By David Pilling | Financial Times – OCTOBER 10, 2018 Of all the momentous changes sweeping across southern Africa, the least noticed — though perhaps the most significant — are those in Angola. Understandably there has been great focus on Zimbabwe, where Robert Mugabe was pushed out by the military and a new leader installed…

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