By Africanews Angolan president João Lourenço addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday. It was the first time an Angolan head of state spoke in the Chamber before Members of the EU Parliament. Maintaining democratic institutions, investing in basic care, fighting corruption and opening up to foreign investment dominated the president’s speech. “Children of…

By Friends of Angola The Friends of Angola became aware of the arrest and subsequent sentencing of the young protesters Afonso Simon Muatchikukulu, Justin Horacio Antonio Valente and António José Fernando, accused of public damage and injuries against public authorities under the law of crimes against state security ” as suggested by the judge Ilda…

A organização não-governamental, “Friends of Angola”, sediada nos Estados de América, ameaça uma manifestação defronte a Embaixada de Angola, para exigir a libertação de quatro jovens angolanos, condenados recentemente a sete meses de cadeia, na província de Malange, devido a distúrbios e vandalização a caravana do Vice-Presidente da República, Bornito de Sousa, na celebração do…

By CPJ March 2, 2018 11:40 AM ET President Joao Lourenco President of Angola Palacio Presidencial Rua 17 de Setembro Luanda, Angola March 2, 2018 Dear President Lourenco, The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent press freedom advocacy organization, is deeply concerned about the state of media freedom in Angola. We urge your new administration…

By Friends of Angola For the age of concrete rights The Zuela Project, embodies the theme “Know and Demand Your Rights.” This theme was introduced because as an organization, we understand that to train people to use the Zuela application in reporting and defending Human Rights, might involve certain legal precedents and we want to…

Sete activistas foram detidos por volta das 11 horas da manhã, deste sábado, 02/12, supostamente por orientação do segundo Comandante da Polícia Nacional na província de Cabinda, quando tentavam distribuir e colar na via pública panfletos sobre a realização de uma “manifestação pacífica” no próximo dia 16 de Dezembro, data consagrada ao “Dia Internacional dos…

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…

Angola is a country in Southern Africa which borders the South Atlantic Ocean and is between Namibia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Despite its massive oil reserves, the country scores low on the human development index – an index that measures the quality of life in a country. Angola suffered from a civil…

By Remi Piet TRT WORLD After nearly forty years in power, Jose Eduardo dos Santos no longer rules Angola. Decades of the Dos Santos Kleptocracy means that the new president will have little power to capture the reins of the economy from the former president’s family. As expected, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of…

By Mary Harper Africa editor, BBC World Service News There has been a lot of talk about how not much is going to change in Angola, despite the impending departure of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has served for nearly 40 years. The oil-rich country, often described as one of the most corrupt in…

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