By Africanews Marking 100 days as President of Angola, Joao Lourenco addressed the media and highlighted the significance of the reforms he has been making since taking office. Lourenco was anointed as the successor of long serving Angolan president Jose Eduardo Dos Santos who announced that he would not seek re-election in 2016. Lourenco then…

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Donald Yamamoto testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the Obama Administration’s decision to send 100 Special Forces soldiers to Africa’s Great Lakes Region to advise troops there on the killing or capture of Joseph Kony and other commanders in the Lord’s Resistance Army October…

By VOA JOHANNESBURG — Angola’s first new president in decades has a big job ahead of him: He inherits a nation mired in recession, plagued with corruption, and home to some of the worst income inequality seen anywhere in the world. Worse still, the falling price of oil — the nation’s main cash cow —…

By Africanews The Angolan police chief has announced the deployment of 120,000 air and ground security personnel around the country to ensure peace during the electioneering period. Commissioner-General Ambrósio de Lemos told the African Union observer mission on Tuesday that the troops include 108,000 police officers and the rest from the special forces. He also…

The New York Times e Wall Street Journal publicaram esta terça-feira, na véspera das eleições angolanas, reportagens sobre a corrupção angolana por Alexandre R. Malhado Os jornais norte-americanos The New York Times e Wall Street Journal publicaram esta terça-feira, na véspera das eleições angolanas, reportagens que exploram a corrupção em Angola, que “coloniza” Portugal para…

By NORIMITSU ONISHI LISBON — How the roles have reversed: The colonizer, some Portuguese contend, has been colonized. On the Portuguese coast of Cascais, where the nation’s royal court used to summer, a new 14-story condominium building looms confidently by the sea. So many of its apartments have been bought by Angola’s ruling class —…

RISKS THAT STILL THREATEN THE INTEGRITY AND LENGTH OF THE ELECTORAL RESULTS Source: Radio Angola The Law governing the organization of general elections scheduled for August 23, Law No. 36/11, was approved by consensus, not by majority, in December 2011, due to a popular demonstration organized by UNITA in November 2011 This law imposes adequate…

By AFP Angola’s parliament passed a law on Friday that will drastically limit the powers of the country’s future presidents in matters of security and defence. The law will only apply to successors of the current head of state, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has enjoyed unfettered control of Angola’s sprawling military and security…

Declaração Anulação das acusações contra jornalistas A Friends of Angola (FoA), na sequência das acusações formais procedidas pela Procuradoria-Geral da República de Angola contra os jornalistas Rafael Marques de Morais e Mariano Brás, vem, por meio desta declaração, exigir que seja anulado o processo criminal ora instaurado e que seja concedida aos jornalistas visados, e…

Fonte: Radio Angola O líder da UNITA, Isaías Samakuva começou por considerar que foi à Washington à convite do Centro dos Estudos Estratégicos Internacionais dos Estados Unidos de América, onde participou num debate que para Samakuva, foi uma oportunidade proveitosa. Washington: Em declarações exclusivas à Rádio Angola, o presidente do maior partido na oposição em…

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