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Angola Settles U.S.$51,1 Million Debt

Angola Settles U.S.$51,1 Million Debt

Bank of Namibia deputy governor Ebson Uanguta said the Banco Nacional De Angola has paid the outstanding US51,1 million debt owed Namibia. Speaking at a press briefing this morning, Uanguta noted that the outstanding amount was settled last Friday. “The Bank of Namibia is delighted that the debt repayment has been concluded in a spirit […]

Angola Waives Visa Requirements for Rwandans

Angola Waives Visa Requirements for Rwandans

With effect from July 1, 2018, Rwandan citizens travelling to Angola will no longer be required to have visas to enter Angolan territory. The decision for Rwandans to be exempted from visas to Angola is contained in a presidential decree no. 150/18 of 19 June. The same decree also exempts citizens of Cape Verde. According […]

What We Need to Learn for This Year’s Polls in Zimbabwe, Cameroon and DR Congo

What We Need to Learn for This Year’s Polls in Zimbabwe, Cameroon and DR Congo

As Zimbabwe, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) prepare to hold historic polls in July, October and December respectively, concerns around violence, intimidation and credible electoral processes are rising. In Zimbabwe, incidents of intimidation and threats of violence have been reported ahead of the 30 July election, which will be a test for […]

Human Rights Violations In Spotlight in Great Lakes Region

Human Rights Violations In Spotlight in Great Lakes Region

Judicial officials and experts Africa’s Great Lakes region are meeting to look for ways to reduce violence and human rights abuses through the judicial process. The officials attending the meeting have called on closer cooperation between states to fight impunity in the region. Judges, lawyers and legal experts are taking aim at impunity with hopes […]

José Eduardo Dos Santos Quits Ruling MPLA Party This Year

José Eduardo Dos Santos Quits Ruling MPLA Party This Year

The Angola’s ruling MPLA party president, José Eduardo dos Santos, reaffirmed Friday in Luanda that he is leaving his political life in 2018 of his own free will. The confirmation was communicated Friday, in Luanda, in the opening address of the second extraordinary session of the MPLA Central Committee, which took place on Friday. In […]

British Airways to Stop Flying to Luanda

British Airways to Stop Flying to Luanda

The British Airways officially announced last Wednesday that it will no longer fly to Angola as from June this year. Without justifying its withdrawal from the Angolan market, the operator has published the information in the global booking systems and purchase of air tickets used by travel agents. Sources linked to the air sector indicate […]

Angola Cables and West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) collaborate to expand connectivity among West and Central African research & education institutions

Angola Cables and West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) collaborate to expand connectivity among West and Central African research & education institutions

Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao) today announced an agreement with the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) (www.WACREN.net), the regional research and education network (REN) that facilitates interconnections between national RENs in West and Central Africa. The agreement will support the growing connectivity among academic communities across West and Central Africa, including services that […]

Major Step Forward for Digitalisation in Africa

Major Step Forward for Digitalisation in Africa

Multinational telecommunications company, Angola Cables, announced today that construction had begun on its South American data centre, located in Fortaleza, Brazil. The data centre is an important next step in the company’s roll-out of promoting the digital inclusion and empowerment of Africa by the use of subsea internet cable connecting Africa to the Americas and […]

Angolan Muslims Denounce Human Rights Violations

Angolan Muslims Denounce Human Rights Violations

Aisha Lopes, the fashion designer, and her husband Angelica Bernardo da Costa (also known as Mujahid Kenyata) are Angolan nationals who converted to Islam in 1996. Aisha, a diabetic, was nursing her 26-day-old infant delivered via high-risk Caesarean surgery when security forces raided the family’s apartment at 5 am on December 2 nd , 2016. […]

Angola urgently needs funds as Congolese refugee influx overwhelms services, warns UN agency

Angola urgently needs funds as Congolese refugee influx overwhelms services, warns UN agency

As refugees fleeing violence and communal tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continue to arrive in neighbouring Angola, the United Nations refugee agency has appealed for more resources to cope with the influx and to provide those coming with the support they urgently need. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner […]

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