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Stealing With Presidential Decrees

Stealing With Presidential Decrees

When Angola’s President decreed in 2012 that the north-western enclave of Cabinda should have a deep-water port, it was heralded as a private sector deal that wouldn’t cost the Angolan state a single cent. The estimated US $540 million construction costs would be funded by private investors and banks. For once, there was no Angolan […]

Sonangol’s Slush-Fund Salary Payments

Sonangol’s Slush-Fund Salary Payments

Concerns over the mal-administration of the Angolan oil giant, Sonangol, continue to multiply, as the country’s prime source of foreign income haemorrhages millions of dollars on foreign (mainly Portuguese) ‘consultants’ close to the President’s daughter while defaulting on essential payments. Isabel dos Santos, appointed by her father to run Sonangol last June, maintains the PR […]

Will Historic Election Serve As an Example For Continent?

Will Historic Election Serve As an Example For Continent?

The governor of the central Bié province, Álvaro Manuel de Boavida Neto, called on voters to demonstrate the spirit of citizenship, civility and democracy in the General Elections scheduled for next August, so that the election can serve as an example for the African continent. The minister expressed his sentiment on Wednesday in Cuito (Bié), […]

Jacinta Raquel Felipe – Angolan Hyperealist Artist Making Waves

Jacinta Raquel Felipe – Angolan Hyperealist Artist Making Waves

Jacinta Raquel Felipe is a female hyper realist artist based in Angola. Her artwork has garnered quite an audience. See some of her remarkable drawings, which have left many on social media in awe. When it comes to hyper-realistic drawings from the continent, names such as Babajide Olatunji, Kelvin Okafor, Martin Lawrence Akande, Oresegun Olumide […]

Angolan General Zé Maria’s Spring Clean

Angolan General Zé Maria’s Spring Clean

Although at 74 he is well over retirement age (65) and was expected to be forcibly retired this month, General António José Maria – the Angolan President’s most faithful servant for nearly 40 years – is being allowed to remain at the head of the Military Intelligence and Security Service (SISM) until the elections at […]

Angola Police Beat, Set Dogs On Peaceful Protesters

Angola Police Beat, Set Dogs On Peaceful Protesters

The Angolan government should urgently and impartially investigate police use of force to disperse a peaceful protest in the capital, Luanda. The police beat activists with batons and injured at least four protesters using police dogs. “The Angolan authorities are responding to peaceful protests with batons and police dogs,” said Daniel Bekele, senior Africa advocacy […]

700 Killed in Angola Malaria Outbreak

700 Killed in Angola Malaria Outbreak

A raging malaria outbreak has killed more than 700 people in Angola as the disease-prone Southern African country battles to thwart illnesses. Head of department of public health and control of endemics, Isaías Sambunga Cambissa, disclosed the figures as he gave an update on the clinical situation in the province of Bie. Cambissa revealed that […]

Seventeen Killed in Stadium Stampede – President Jose Eduardo dos Santos Orders Inquiry

Seventeen Killed in Stadium Stampede – President Jose Eduardo dos Santos Orders Inquiry

At least 17 football fans were killed after a stampede broke out at a stadium in northern Angola, police said, in an incident that also left scores of people wounded. A wave of panic spread through the crowd on Friday, at a league game in the town of Uige, between the Santa Rita de Cassia […]

Angola’s Ruling Party MPLA Ready to Win Elections

Angola’s Ruling Party MPLA Ready to Win Elections

The ruling MPLA party has conditions to continue to mobilise the Angolan people across the country to participate in the process and secure its victory in the 2017 polls. This is contained a note from the Information and Propaganda Department of the party’s Central Committee, reached in Angop on Friday. The document is related to […]

Etienne Tshisekedi’s Death Highlights Obstacles and Opportunities for Peace

Etienne Tshisekedi’s Death Highlights Obstacles and Opportunities for Peace

The death in Brussels of Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba, the iconic figure of democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo, combined with a stalemate in the implementation of the agreement on governing until elections later this year, could plunge the country again into a constitutional abyss. This could destabilise the eastern Congo even further, potentially […]

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