By REUTERS Angola’s new president has ordered a 30-day review of the nation’s oil industry to address the “significant” challenges it faces, his first foray into the key business since he took office last month. President Joao Lourenco directed a working group to determine how it can “improve the current conditions of investment in the…

Angola should not have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council today, as it fails to meet the basic membership criteria. See full UN Watch report on candidates here. Angola’s Human Rights Record Angola commits serious human rights violations, including: Torture Cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment Restrictions on freedom of assembly Restrictions on free…

By Africanews Angolan president Joao Lourenco has reportedly ordered the immediate closure of an outfit that worked on the image of the country and his predecessor, Jose Eduardo dos Santos. The Office for the Revitalization and Execution of Institutional Communication and Marketing of Administration (Grecima) was largely labeled as a propaganda outfit that managed the…

The recent acts of political intolerance that occurred in Belo Monte, a province of Benguela, that included looting and physical assault by state militants on Angolans who are affiliated with the opposition, is very worrying. In addition to these political acts of intolerance in Monte Belo, Kapupa, also a province in Benguela, experienced similar acts…

The first of Angola’s Russian-made Su-30Ks arrive By War is Boring The first two of 12 Sukhoi Su-30K fighters Angola ordered nearly four years for $1 billion have arrived in the country, giving a country with one of the most formidable air forces in the region some of the best military hardware Russia has to…

By DW Deputados eleitos tomam posse em meio a ceticismo da sociedade civil sobre alterações na ordem política. Representantes ouvidos pela DW África dizem que mudanças só vão ocorrer com saída do MPLA do poder. As peças do jogo político permaneceram as mesmas com as eleições gerais de 23 de agosto em Angola. Esta quinta-feira…

By VOA LUANDA, ANGOLA — The veteran leader of Angola’s largest opposition party said Wednesday that he would step down to allow someone else to keep the new government of President Joao Lourenco to account. Isaias Samakuva, who has led UNITA since 2003, said a new leader should take the party forward through the “new…

After 38 years in power, former Angolan leader Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, center right, greets incoming President Joao Lourenco, center left, during his inauguration ceremony in Luanda, Angola. (Mavinga / European Pressphoto Agency) By Los Angeles Times Robyn Dixon Contact Reporter After 38 years as president of Angola, Jose Eduardo dos Santos left the nation’s…

LUANDA (Reuters) – Angola’s first new president in almost four decades vowed to rebuild an economy devastated by falling oil prices and fight corruption at his inauguration on Tuesday. João Lourenço told thousands of supporters in Luanda he would also tackle gaping inequality in Africa’s second largest oil producer – though analysts have already raised…

A Friend of Angola, acompanha com preocupação, os actos de intolerância política ocorridos no Monte Belo, província de Benguela. Intolerância consubstanciada na queima de residência, pilhagem e agressão física aos militantes da UNITA. À estes actos de intolerância política no Monte Belo, somam-se outros na Kapupa (Benguela), na Província da Lunda Sul e Huambo. Neste…

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