Picture: Friends of Angola LUANDA, April 18 (Reuters) – Angola’s President João Lourenço annulled the tender for the country’s fourth telecoms operating license on Thursday and ordered it to be re-run to ensure “a clean and transparent process,” his office said. The move comes less than a week after a little known Angolan company, Telstar…

Fonte: Friends of Angola A 125º sessão do Comité da ONU sobre Direitos Civis e Políticos, teve lugar na representação das Nações Unidas em Genebra, Suiça, no dia 20 do corrente mês e ano. A sessão tem como fim a elaboração de um comentário geral ao artigo 21º do Pacto Internacional sobre Direitos Civis e…

By Pedro Agosto | allAfrican.com Luanda — SADDLED with a growing debt burden and struggling to eradicate poverty, Angola still has the luxury of splurging millions in foreign currency under the state carrier’s fleet restructuring and modernisation programme. This is the latest in a series of deviations by President Joao Lourenco from his pledges to…

There is no development without freedom Angolan authorities arrested 11 demonstrators on November 17, 2018, in Lunda Sul. Detainees held a demonstration at the time of the arrests. The intent of the protest was to express the desire form autonomy for those residing in the Lunda Sul region. Among those detained is Domenica Fudiela 40…

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…

Picture source: electrive.com LUANDA (Reuters) – French oil company Total said on Saturday it plans to drill 13 wells on block 17, offshore Angola, in order to maintain production of 400,000 barrels per day of crude until 2023 in Africa’s second largest crude producer. In a statement, the company said the wells, which will connect…

By africanes Angola’s is failing to control its foreign and domestic debt which is estimated at nearly $80 billion despite being the second largest oil producing country in Africa and the continent’s third strongest economy. The debt is very high considering that the country has a resources that has been a major contributor to it’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…

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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