By DW No one believed the new president of Angola, Joao Lourenco, when he promised thorough reforms. But the man once considered to be a puppet of the old regime has turned out to be as good as his word. Or has he? A few days before Christmas, President Joao Lourenco struck again: he replaced…

A Zenit rocket lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome Dec. 26, 2017 with the Angosat-1 telecommunications satellite. Credit: Roscosmos By Aljazeera Controllers have lost contact with the AngoSat-1 satellite, a day after Angola’s first satellite was launched. Energia, the Russian company that built the satellite, said on Wednesday it had yet to identify the problem…

By AFP Angola has suffered a week of fuel shortages, a bitter irony for one of Africa’s leading oil producers, and a hardship that some people blame on opponents of President Joao Lourenco. The majority of petrol stations in the capital Luanda have had long lines of motorists for seven days now, all waiting for…

By allAfrica.com Luanda — The National Assembly (Angolan Parliament) has lately stopped short of interpreting well the work of journalists and the freedom of press principle, and has been placing obstacles to the exercise of such activity, defended on Thursday, in Luanda, the Angolan Journalists Trade Union (SJA). On a press note, the SJA states…

By allAfrica.com Luanda — The Angolan Satellite, AngoSat-1, is set to be launched on Tuesday, December 26, at 07.00 pm, the minister of Science and Technology, José Carvalho da Rocha, announced on Thursday. Angola’s first satellite is to be launched from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, through a Ukrainian launch vehicle. Angosat1’s control and mission centre…

LUANDA, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Angola’s state oil company Sonangol said on Tuesday it had settled all disputes with Cobalt International Energy and would pay the U.S. oil firm $500 million for its stakes in two offshore oil blocks. Cobalt had filed arbitration requests in May seeking in excess of $2 billion due to the…

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…

Por DW Ana Gomes: “Angola pode recorrer à União Europeia para recuperar ativos no exterior” Para a eurodeputada, medida anunciada por João Lourenço – para repatriar capitais mantidos ilegalmente no exterior – pode “romper com esquema de corrupção”. Entretanto, “isto depende de vontade política”. A eurodeputada portuguesa Ana Gomes acredita que a medida anunciada pelo…

Ao discursar na condição de vice-presidente do partido no poder, no encerramento do seminário realizado em Luanda, sobre o combate à corrupção, João Lourenço disse que “os ricos são bem-vindos desde que as suas fortunas sejam lícitas”. Fonte: Radio Angola Gonçalves Vieira Na luta contra o cancro da corrupção que cada vez mais “roí e…

O líder da UNITA disse na abertura da reunião ordinária da Comissão Política que o momento político no país é particularmente dramático porque, segundo Isaías Samakuva, após vários anos de má governação e já depois de consolidada a paz, o país caiu numa crise generalizada sem precedentes. Fonte: Rádio Angola Para o presidente do maior…

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