By Amnesty International A judge at the Cabinda Court ordered the provisional release of 40 more protesters on 19 April. Ten other protesters remain arbitrarily detained without charge, arrested for their involvement in peaceful protests. One female is detained at Yabi prison and nine males are detained at Cabinda civil prison. Several of the protesters…

Picture: Friends of Angola Angolan activist Hitler “Samussuku” Tshikonde. Drop Case Against ‘Samussuku’ Tshikonde for Insulting President By Human Rights Watch (Johannesburg, May 17, 2019) – Angolan authorities should investigate alleged police abuse against a political activist and drop the baseless case against him, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 10, 2019 in Luanda,…

Welwitschia is a fierce critic of his father’s successor, President Joao Lourenco By AFP LUANDA, Angola – One of former Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos’ daughters, a serving lawmaker for the ruling party, has claimed she was forced to “flee” the country after being intimidated. “I received threats from the head of the parliamentary…

Source: Reliefweb The drought in Angola continues to be exacerbated by below average and erratic rainfall, and inadequate humanitarian response to address urgent needs. Between January and March, UNICEF screened 43,578 children for malnutrition in Lunda Norte, Huila, Cunene, Bie and Namibe. A total of 2,500 children under five with SAM were admitted for therapeutic…

By VOA In recent years, Angola has become one of the richest countries in Africa. One reason is money earned by Angola’s oil industry. In 2017, business advisory service Mercer named the capital, Luanda, the most costly city for foreigners to live in. But, many Luandans do not have access to even basic needs. Luanda…

By allAfrica.com Luanda — The International Monetary Fund (IMF), in the framework of the technical assistance provided to the Republic of Angola, has recommended improving the process of execution of the State Budget (OGE), controlling the stages of public spending and purchasing procedures, despite of the efforts made by the Government, informed the consultant of…

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…

Source: Reliefweb This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review of Angola in November 2019. It assesses the national human rights framework regarding land and human rights, fundamental freedoms and LGBTI rights. Amnesty International raises concerns about the continued lack of investigation of human rights violations to hold those responsible to account; expropriation of…

By Africanews The UN Human Rights Committee has published its findings on the civil and political rights record of countries it examined during its latest session: Angola, Eritrea, Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Viet Nam. The findings, officially termed concluding observations, contain positive aspects of the respective State’s implementation of the International…

By afrianews Angola is expected to receive a $1 billion loan from the World Bank to finance social security, water projects, the president’s office said Wednesday. Africa’s second largest oil producer has been pushed into an economic crisis due to the fall in oil prices since mid 2014. Angola’s treasury is now expected to receive…

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