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…

Friends of Angola BO Box 21602 Washington, DC 20009 T: 202-413-7432 E: info@friendsofangola.org August 20, 2018. Press Release Friends of Angola became aware of the arrest and the consequent harassment, using coercive measures, against Mr. Joaquim da Costa Zangui also known as “Lutambi”, the National Secretary for Youth of the Democratic Bloc in Angola. Following…

LUANDA (Reuters) – The daughter of a former president of Angola failed to respond to her first summons from state prosecutors to answer questions about her time running Sonangol, the state oil company, Angola’s state news agency reported. Isabel dos Santos is allowed to provide reasons for not appearing three times, state news agency Angop…

By REUTERS ZURICH, July 13 (Reuters) – Swiss authorities have released around $60 million of funds seized in an investigation into the suspected laundering of money diverted from Angola’s sovereign wealth fund and its central bank, federal prosecutors said on Friday. Switzerland’s Office of the Attorney General (OAG) opened criminal proceedings in April in response…

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…

chinaafricaproject.comchinaafricaproject.com Photo By Yinka Adegoke, Quartz Africa editor The Angolan newspaper Expansão had an intriguing front page cover this week. It declared, “Every Angolan owes $745 to China.” It also listed debt to other countries, but debt to China was more than seven times what’s owed to the next creditor, Israel. By some estimates Angola…

By Friends of Angola The Friends of Angola became aware of the arrest and subsequent sentencing of the young protesters Afonso Simon Muatchikukulu, Justin Horacio Antonio Valente and António José Fernando, accused of public damage and injuries against public authorities under the law of crimes against state security ” as suggested by the judge Ilda…

A organização não-governamental, “Friends of Angola”, sediada nos Estados de América, ameaça uma manifestação defronte a Embaixada de Angola, para exigir a libertação de quatro jovens angolanos, condenados recentemente a sete meses de cadeia, na província de Malange, devido a distúrbios e vandalização a caravana do Vice-Presidente da República, Bornito de Sousa, na celebração do…

By CPJ New York, April 16, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a decision by Angolan authorities to continue the trial of journalists Rafael Marques de Morais, who runs the anti-corruption news website Maka Angola, and Mariano Bras Lourenco, a correspondent for the newspaper O Crime, behind closed doors instead of in open court….

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