By REUTERS ZURICH, July 13 (Reuters) – Swiss authorities have released around $60 million of funds seized in an investigation into the suspected laundering of money diverted from Angola’s sovereign wealth fund and its central bank, federal prosecutors said on Friday. Switzerland’s Office of the Attorney General (OAG) opened criminal proceedings in April in response…

By Swissinfo.ch Senior justice ministry officials from Switzerland and Angola have discussed closer cooperation in a major international case of suspected corruption. The Swiss authorities have blocked around $150 million (CHF150 million) in assets held by the Angolan National Bank and the Angolan sovereign wealth fund amid ongoing criminal proceedings involving an Angolan-Swiss businessman, Jean-Claude…

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…

Fonte: Amnesty International Afonso S. Muatchipuculo (22 anos), António J. Fernando (18 anos) e Justino H. Valente (21 anos), alunos do ensino secundário, foram condenados a sete meses de prisão pelo Tribunal Provincial de Malange em Angola, no dia 9 de Abril, após um julgamento injusto. Os três foram presos no dia 4 de Abril…

By Ghana News The director of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Angola, Henrik Laresen, on Thursday in Luanda called for the implementation of good corporate social responsibility principles for the country’s growth. Laresen made this call to the participants in the “First Forum on Social Responsibility”, organized by the Angolan company The Bridge…

By Amnesty International High school students; Afonso S. Muatchipuculo (22), António J. Fernando (18) and Justino H. Valente (21) were sentenced to seven months in prison by the Malange Provincial Court in Angola on 9 April after an unfair trial. The three were arrested on 4 April for allegedly throwing stones at the Vice-President’s convoy…

By Stephen Eisenhammer LUANDA (Reuters) – Angola’s sovereign wealth fund has applied to a UK court to order banks to reveal information, another move in its dispute with its former boss, the son of long-serving ex-leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos, and the asset managers hired under him. President Joao Lourenco, who took over when dos…

Fonte: Friends of Angola No dia 12 de Maio do corrente ano, a Friends of Angola – FoA realizou uma actividade na província mais ao norte do país: Cabinda. O Zuela é um aplicativo online que funciona como uma rede social. Ele serve para monitor os direitos humanos de forma anónima. O Zuela permite monitorar…

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