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 The Economist The ruling party will probably win the coming election, but corruption is weakening it IT IS fitting that the black-and-red flag of Angola is hardly distinguishable from that of its ruling party. The People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) has led the country since independence from Portugal in 1975. At…

Friends of Angola B.O. Box 21602 Washington, DC 20009 E: info@friendsofangola.org Nota informativa No âmbito do projecto Zuela, a Friends of Angola, tem estado a realizar um conjunto de programas de treinamento em várias regiões de Angola. Estas sessões têm como objectivo, capacitar os cidadãos, activistas independentes e outros ligados às organizações da sociedade civil….

By allAfrica.com Luanda — The Interior Ministry has urged the provincial governments to ban rallies and demonstrations by non-competing organisations, ahead of 23 August general elections. This is expressed in press release distributed Saturday in Luanda. The decision followed the information reached the Interior Ministry of which some non-competing organisations plan to stage street actions…

Fonte: Correio Angolense No dia primeiro do corrente mês a China inaugurou no Corno de África, mais concretamente no Djibouti, a sua primeira base militar no estrangeiro, numa jornada em que celebrava os 90 anos do Exército de Libertação Popular (ELP). De acordo com o que as autoridades de Pequim disseram, a instalação desta base…

By DW Em entrevista à DW África, o porta-voz da Conferência Episcopal de Angola e São Tomé, José Manuel Imbamba, salienta que é preciso solucionar o problema ético com que se debatem a política e a sociedade do país. Uma “nova mentalidade” e um “governo para todos os angolanos” são mudanças que o porta-voz da…

By Maka Angola A Comissão Nacional Eleitoral (CNE) esteve reunida ontem, das 18h00 às 1h20 da madrugada de sábado, para aprovar novas directivas sobre as eleições de 23 de Agosto. Segundo dados recolhidos pelo Maka Angola, a CNE aprovou a directiva sobre a presença dos delegados de lista e atribuição de subsídios, que constituiu o…

By Maka Angola A poll commissioned by the office of the Presidency suggests that while the ruling MPLA may still win this month’s general election, their approval rating has plummeted. An astonishing 91% of over 9,000 respondents say that the current MPLA leadership acts in its own interest, and not in the best interest of…

By WPR With Jose Eduardo dos Santos stepping down after 38 years in power, there is little expectation in Angola of fair and free elections later this month. The ruling party headed by dos Santos has taken several steps to ensure its grip on power, stacking the deck against opposition parties and creating an election…

By Africanews The Angolan electoral commission has received the August 23 election materials from the Spanish company contracted to produce them. The Spanish company INDRA airlifted about 690 tonnes of election materials to the capital Luanda on Saturday and presented them to the head of the National Electoral Commission (CNE) André da Silva Neto, the…

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