By Allafrica Cuango — At least 6,370 cases of malaria were diagnosed at Cuango’s Medical Centre in the north-eastern Lunda Norte Province, from February to October this year. This was said on Wednesday by the director of the centre, Manbakila Soni. According to the official, during the mentioned period the medical institution recorded 32 deaths…

LUANDA (Reuters) – Angola’s new President João Lourenço is making swift moves to wrest power from his predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos, pushing out some of his key allies and vowing to combat monopolies controlled by a family that has run Angola for four decades. Dos Santos, 75, handpicked Lourenço, 63, to succeed him when…

A Friends of Angola (FoA) está a levar a cabo a segunda fase de uma campanha que visa dar a conhecer e viabilizar o uso em grande escala do aplicativo Zuela. Este aplicativo pode ser baixado para computadores e telemóveis. Por meio dele, se pode monitorar corrupção e Direitos Humanos. Neste âmbito, a FoA convida…

By Reuters LUANDA, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Angola’s Central Bank said on Thursday that it has signed agreements with the International Monetary Fund to be provided with technical assistance to strengthen its banking supervision, the prevention of money laundering and the illegal financing of militant groups. In a statement on its website, the central bank…

Milhares de angolanos procuraram na última semana por atendimento médico num navio-hospital chinês, aguardando horas a fio junto ao porto de Luanda, na esperança de resolverem problemas de saúde que, na generalidade, não conseguiram tratar nos hospitais nacionais. Só desde quinta-feira, na sua primeira missão em Angola, o navio-hospital “Peace Ark”, da Marinha do Exército…

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…

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