By Reporters Without Borders Since taking office exactly a year ago, on 26 September 2017, Angola’s President Joao Lourenço has kept only part of his promise to defend and promote press freedom. Access to state-held information has increased, but Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about the failure to remove the legislative restraints on the media…

09/26/2018 06:52 AM EDT Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 25, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Yesterday, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Angolan Minister of External Relations Manuel Augusto on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. The Deputy Secretary applauded the Lourenço Administration’s…

AFP•September 24, 2018 Luanda (AFP) – The son of Angola’s ex-president Jose Eduardo dos Santos was remanded in custody in a $1.5-billion corruption case, a state prosecutor said Monday. “Given the complexity and seriousness of the deeds and in order to guarantee an effective enquiry… the state prosecution service decided to apply a preventive detention…

Por SOFIA LORENA 16 de Setembro de 2018 Não há medidas estruturais e os angolanos não viram as suas vidas melhorar no último ano. “Ainda vivemos de expectativas”, diz o opositor Filomeno Vieira Lopes. Nem todos acreditam que a mudança possa vir do MPLA. João Lourenço tem feito discursos repletos de tudo o que a…

Por VOA Não há mudanças na imprensa angolana O actual modelo de comunicação social em Angola dificulta a abertura democrática que se pretende e o combate à corrupção que o Presidente João Lourenço quer levar a cabo em Angola, diz o professor universitário Fernando Macedo. O especialista da Universidade Lusíada de Angola entende que João…

By ARNALDO VIEIRA The body of Angolan former rebel group Unita’s army’s chief of staff will be repatriated Thursday from South Africa, family sources confirmed. General Arlindo Chenda Pena “Ben Ben” died in 1998 in South Africa. He will be reburied in his homeland in Bié Province in central part of Angola. Gen Pena also…

Repeats from SEPT 11, no changes to text) * Sonangol awards fuel oil deal to France’s Total * Trafigura was dominant player in Angola * President reshuffles oil industry after Dos Santos exit By Dmitry Zhdannikov LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Trafigura has lost its last big contract in Angola, once a core market and…

Fonte: Friends of Angola Segundo a sandagem feita pela Friends of Angola, 60.8% da população acredita que João Lourenço esta a fazer um bom trabalho. 16.1% acredita que o Presidente de Angola nao esta a fazer um bom trabalho e 23.1% diz que nao tem opinião sobre o desempenho do Governo de João Lourenço. A…

By Christopher Torchia | AP JOHANNESBURG — The former president of Angola on Saturday said he made mistakes during his long rule but was holding his “head high” as he stepped down as leader of the ruling MPLA party. The political exit of Jose Eduardo dos Santos comes as President Joao Lourenco, a former defense minister, pledges…

Friends of Angola P.O. Box 21602 Washington, DC 20009 T: 202-413-7432 E: info@friendsofangola.org September 4, 2018. Freedom of Religion in Angola Washington D.C – Friends of Angola (FOA) hereby appeals to the Supreme Court (TS) to review the case of the José Julino Kalupeteka. This is because first, any appeal of this case rests with…

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