By David Pilling | Financial Times – OCTOBER 10, 2018 Of all the momentous changes sweeping across southern Africa, the least noticed — though perhaps the most significant — are those in Angola. Understandably there has been great focus on Zimbabwe, where Robert Mugabe was pushed out by the military and a new leader installed…

By Reporters Without Borders Since taking office exactly a year ago, on 26 September 2017, Angola’s President Joao Lourenço has kept only part of his promise to defend and promote press freedom. Access to state-held information has increased, but Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about the failure to remove the legislative restraints on the media…

Por SOFIA LORENA 16 de Setembro de 2018 Não há medidas estruturais e os angolanos não viram as suas vidas melhorar no último ano. “Ainda vivemos de expectativas”, diz o opositor Filomeno Vieira Lopes. Nem todos acreditam que a mudança possa vir do MPLA. João Lourenço tem feito discursos repletos de tudo o que a…

Fonte: Friends of Angola Segundo a sandagem feita pela Friends of Angola, 60.8% da população acredita que João Lourenço esta a fazer um bom trabalho. 16.1% acredita que o Presidente de Angola nao esta a fazer um bom trabalho e 23.1% diz que nao tem opinião sobre o desempenho do Governo de João Lourenço. A…

Friends of Angola BO Box 21602 Washington, DC 20009 T: 202-413-7432 E: info@friendsofangola.org August 20, 2018. Press Release Friends of Angola became aware of the arrest and the consequent harassment, using coercive measures, against Mr. Joaquim da Costa Zangui also known as “Lutambi”, the National Secretary for Youth of the Democratic Bloc in Angola. Following…

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…

Port Louis (Reuters) – Mauritius has frozen bank accounts and suspended business licenses linked to Quantum Global Investment Management, a firm through which Angola’s sovereign wealth fund invests much of its cash, according to a court document and a regulatory source. Quantum Global, which said it was cooperating with authorities, is run by Jean-Claude Bastos…

BY AFP Angolan teachers on Monday began a planned three-week strike for higher pay, in President Joao Lourenco’s first major labour challenge since he came to power in September. Lourenco took over after Jose Eduardo dos Santos had ruled the country for 38 years. He has vowed to revive the oil-dependent economy and improve funding…

By AFP Luanda – Former Angolan leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos said on Friday he will quit as head of the governing party by 2019 after the ruling MPLA denied tensions with his successor, President Joao Lourenco. Dos Santos ceded the presidency to his former defence minister Lourenco following the ruling MPLA’s victory in August…

Fonte VOA No seu relatório anual sobre os direitos humanos publicado, nesta quinta-feira, 22, a Amnistia Internacional (AI) revela que a intolerância política em Angola, em 2017, “foi cada vez mais normalizada devido em parte à indiferença do Governo face à violência sectária” e cita o caso da violência em Monte Belo. “Apesar de objecções…

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