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Angola: Inter-Agency Operational Update (14 November - 17 December 2018) - Angola  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Angola about Education, Food and Nutrition, Children, Refugees and more; published on 17 Dec 2018 by UNHCR.

ReliefWeb
Oktay still hurt from Gor’s loss in Angola  Capital FM Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 15 – The absence of four first team players in Gor Mahia's 2-1 CAF Confederations Cup Group D loss to Angola's Petro Atletico in Get the ...

Capital FM Kenya
BBC World Service - Newsday, Tarantula with unexplained 'horn' discovered in Angola  BBC News

A research team in Angola has discovered a new species of tarantula, notable for the 'peculiar' horn on its top side. The spider belongs to a group known as ...

BBC News
Angola: Abolition of Angola's Anti-Gay Laws May Pave the Way for Regional Reform  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Analysis - Angola has decriminalised consensual same-sex acts between adults in private.

AllAfrica - Top Africa News
New tarantula species from Angola distinct with a one-of-a-kind 'horn' on its back  Science Daily

A new to science species of tarantula with a peculiar horn-like protuberance sticking out of its back was recently identified in central Angola, a largely ...

Science Daily
Angola's economy expected to grow by 1.9% in 2019, after contraction in 2018  Macauhub

Angola's economy, which will continue to depend on the oil industry, is expected to grow 1.9% this year, after contracting 0.7% in 2018, according to the ...

Macauhub
Reform programs set Angola on the road to economic recovery  Axios

João Lourenço campaigned on fighting corruption and restoring the economy.

Axios
Angola Hosts World Tourism Forum  AllAfrica.com

The Republic of Angola will host the World Tourism Assembly from 23 to 25 May, announced Thursday the chairperson of the World Forum, Bulut Baggi.

AllAfrica.com
Angola interested in Belarusian air defence systems  defenceWeb

Angola is apparently in discussions with Belarus over the acquisition of air defence systems worth $200 million. This is according to Belarusian media, which ...

defenceWeb
2 jump off roof to safety after Angola house fire  WANE

Crews were called to a home on the 4700 block of W. U.S. 20, west of I-69 near the Tri-State Steuben Airport.

WANE
Seadrill Moves Into Angola, Good News For Seadrill Partners?  Seeking Alpha

Seadrill enters into a joint venture with Sonangol. There's not much information available about the deal at this time. I present my view on how it will look li.

Seeking Alpha
Angola Central Bank Chief May Close More Lenders Amid Reform  Bloomberg

Angola's central bank, which revoked two lenders' banking licenses this month, will shut down more institutions if they fail to meet minimum capital levels amid ...

Bloomberg
Angola has decriminalized same-sex relationships, rights group says  CNN

Angola has decriminalized same-sex relationships, according to Human Rights Watch agency.

CNN
Children's Hospital debacle more akin to Versailles than Angola  Connacht Tribune Group

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com. Brian Cowen will probably be best remembered for a one-word description he gave for what it ...

Connacht Tribune Group
DR Congo's Felix Tshisekedi arrives in Angola  Daily Nation

Congolese leader was due to have a private meeting with his Angolan counterpart, before leaving for Kenya and later Congo Brazzaville.

Daily Nation
Entry visa validity for foreigners in Angola increases to a maximum of 365 days  Macauhub

The validity of the entry visa for foreigners in Angola this year will increase to 120 or 365 days, compared with the current period of 60 days, said the head of the ...

Macauhub
Shakava: We missed Oliech, Tuyisenge in Angola  Daily Nation

Gor Mahia captain Harun Shakava has rued the absence of lead strikers Jacques Tuyisenge and Dennis Oliech during Wednesday's Caf Confederation Cup's ...

Daily Nation
Angola girls move on to regional final | Preps plus | Journal Gazette  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Angola will move on to Saturday night's regional finals after beating New Castle 68-54 Saturday morning.

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Angola lifts ban on homosexuality  IOL

Johannesburg - Angola has decriminalised homosexuality after shedding the divisive “vices against nature” provision in its law, widely interpreted to be a ban on ...

IOL
Dennis Oliech and three others withdrawn from Gor Mahia squad for Angola trip  Goal.com

Dennis Oliech and three others withdrawn from Gor Mahia squad for Angola trip.

Goal.com
Angola: Declining net international reserves [The Morning Call]  africanews

A worrying trend in Angola is raising concerns about the country's economy.

africanews
Angola: EU Available to Fund Civil Society Organisations  AllAfrica.com

The European Union plans to released 65 million Euro to fund projects of the organization of Angolan civil society aimed at strengthening their intervention ...

AllAfrica.com
Angola to diversify market outside oil  euronews

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euronews
Visiting “iPhone City”, Angola’s diamond auction and El Salvador’s presidential hopeful  The Economist

AS TRADE talks with China continue in Washington, our correspondent takes a trip to China's “iPhone City” to see how the country's slowdown is affecting ...

The Economist
Girls 3A Sectional Championship Concordia vs Angola | High schools | Journal Gazette  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Angola plays Concordia Lutheran for the Girls IHSAA 3A Sectional Basketball Championship at Concordia on Monday. &n ...

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Angola house fire leaves two mothers and five kids with only memories and the clothes on their backs  wpta21.com

An Angola house fire leaves two mothers and five kids with only memories of their home and the clothes on their backs.

wpta21.com
UN welcomes Angola's repeal of anti-gay law, and ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation  UN News

In a move to embrace equality, Angola has decriminalized homosexuality and banned discrimination based on sexual orientation, in a sweeping review of its ...

UN News
In Angola, Conservationists Make the Case for a Massive New National Park  Mother Jones

This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. There are not many truly unknown places left on ...

Mother Jones
Angola: Young Woman Raped in Park in Lubango  AllAfrica.com

A 21-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by criminals when she was walking with a friend last Monday in the interior of the "Nossa Senhora do Monte" park in ...

AllAfrica.com
Pair jump to safety in Angola fire | Police/Fire | Journal Gazette  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Two people are recovering from minor injuries after jumping to safety in a house fire Friday evening in Angola.

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Angola Aircraft Acquisitions Fly in the Face of Mounting Burdens (by Pedro Agosto)  africanews

by Pedro Agosto Saddled with a growing debt burden and struggling to eradicate poverty, Angola still has the luxury of splurging millions in foreign currency ...

africanews
Angola girls lose in OT in regional final | Preps plus | Journal Gazette  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

COLUMBIA CITY – With 47 seconds to go in regulation, it looked as if Angola's six-point lead, built largely by a nearly transcendent fourth quar ...

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Angola, Italy Strengthen Cooperation  AllAfrica.com

Angola and Italy signed on Wednesday, in Luanda, a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at bolstering the economic cooperation between the two nations.

AllAfrica.com
FIRST-PERSON: Forgiveness behind Angola's bars  BP News

Gary Myers recounts how Louisiana's maximum security prison at Angola has been transformed by inmates who have received bachelor's degrees through New ...

BP News
Sonangol fuels change for Angola  GlobeNewswire

LONDON, Jan. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Located on the South Atlantic coast of Africa, Angola boasts a vibrant culture, beautiful scenery and a diverse ...

GlobeNewswire
Angola gets yarn bombed | Heraldrepublican  KPCnews.com

Take a stroll around the Public Square in downtown Angola and you'll find a number of spaces have been yarn bombed. A downtown tradition, there are ...

KPCnews.com
Angola expels 2,248 illegal foreigners  The East African

Authorities say immigrants were from Central and West Africa.

The East African
Visiting “iPhone City”, El Salvador’s presidential hopeful and Angola’s diamond auction  The Economist

AS TRADE talks with China continue in Washington, our correspondent takes a trip to China's “iPhone City” to see how the country's slowdown is affecting ...

The Economist
Humanitarian Action for Children 2019 - Angola - Angola  ReliefWeb

English Appeal on Angola about Education, Food and Nutrition, Children, IDPs, Epidemic and more; published on 09 Jan 2019 by UNICEF.

ReliefWeb
UPDATE 1-Angola readying first trip to borrowing markets since IMF deal  Reuters

Angola is readying a return to bond markets after securing an IMF deal and hopes to kick-off a three-year privatisation programme this year, Treasury Secretary ...

Reuters
Lulu Diamonds in historic tender in Angola set precedent for new policy  Mining Review

An inaugural competitive tender of Lulo diamonds under the new diamond policy in Angola delivered an exceptional average price of US$33530 per carat. 

Mining Review
TOTW: Angola Bowling  WANE

The senior for the Hornets bowled a 228 and 214 in the stepladder finals to earn the individual state championship in bowling. We are proud to honor Jordan ...

WANE
Death, shutdowns, crackdown and a glimmer of hope as Angola reviews penal code clauses in favour of LGBTQI rights  IFEX

Africa in January: Angola throws out clauses criminalising same sex relations, women journalists and media leaders connect at bootcamp, Ghanaian journalist ...

IFEX
Namibia's cotton farming to benefit Angola  Namibian

TJIPENANDJAMBI KUHANGA A NAMIBIAN company has partnered with an Angolan company that runs a textile plant to supply cotton to them.

Namibian
Angola/China Trade Surpasses US$26 Billion  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

The business volume between Angola and China surpassed last year the USD 26 billion figure, however, the Asian country?s authorities predict an increase ...

AllAfrica - Top Africa News
Angolan President Gets Message From Zimbabwean Counterpart  AllAfrica.com

Angolan head of State João Lourenço Friday in Luanda received a message from his Zimbabwean counterpart, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

AllAfrica.com
Angola: It's time for effective action from João Lourenço  Africa Times

By Miguel Sanz João Lourenço has been president of Angola since September 2017. About one year later, he cemented his hold on power by taking over the.

Africa Times
Forgiveness behind Angola's bars  The Baptist Message

By Gary D. Myers. ANGOLA (BP) – The joy seemed so out of place in such a bleak setting — the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. But that overwhelming ...

The Baptist Message
Angola: Central Bank cuts rate by 75 bps to 15.75%, on decelerating inflation  african-markets.com

Angola's central bank lowered its benchmark BNA rate by 75 basis points to 15.75 percent, saying the cut was supported by the decline in inflation during 2018 ...

african-markets.com
When Bruno Fernando came to Maryland, a tight-knit group of Angolans came to him  The Washington Post

Bruno Fernando had just arrived at the University of Maryland in 2017 when he met a few strangers in the lobby of his apartment building. He had a team and a ...

The Washington Post
Angolan former rebel chief Savimbi to be re-buried  The East African

The remains of Angolan former Unita rebel leader Jonas Savimbi will be re-buried at Lopitanga Village in Central Bié Province on April 6, his family confirmed.

The East African
Eni spudded new well in Vandumbu field, offshore Angola  WorldOil

Eni has successfully launched a new production well in the Vandumbu field, about 218 mi (350 km) north-west of Luanda and 81 mi (130 km) west of Soyo, ...

WorldOil
First diamond auction slated for Angola  The Herald

Angola is planning to hold its first diamond auction this week, inviting around 35 companies to bid for seven stones as the world's fifth largest producer moves to ...

The Herald
Angola house fire: Two mothers and five kids lose everything and forced to start over  Fort Wayne's NBC

An Angola house fire left two mothers and five kids with only memories of their home and the clothes on their backs.

Fort Wayne's NBC
UK trains Angolan authorities to combat illegal wildlife trade  GOV.UK

The two-day intergovernmental partnership started on January 15th and was opened by the Angolan Minister of Environment, Paula Coelho, and Chargé ...

GOV.UK
Angola Decriminalized Same-Sex Relationships With Its New Penal Code, Human Rights Watch Says  Bustle

On Wednesday, the Human Rights Watch reported that Angola decriminalized same-sex relationships, outlawing discriminatory behavior against people based ...

Bustle
Trafigura's Puma Energy to restructure, sell assets -source  Reuters

Puma Energy, the retail and storage arm of commodities trader Trafigura, plans to restructure and sell assets to cut its debt and improve profits, a source familiar ...

Reuters
Govt claims Angola oil not up to standard  Namibian

THE energy ministry says Angola's refined oil does not meet Namibian standards, but this could change because the oil-rich country is currently building a ...

Namibian
ANGOLA WANTS HEALTH CARE SERVICES STRENGTHENED  ZNBC

Angolan Minister of Health Sylvia Lutucuta has called for strengthened health care services along the border between Zambia and Angola. Speaking after ...

ZNBC
Angola Cables’ Fortazela Cable Landing Station Awarded Tier III Certification  Africa.com

Angola Cables' cable landing station in Fortaleza, Brazil has been awarded Tier III Certification by the Uptime Institute.

Africa.com
CAF Confederation Cup Ssekisambu to lead Gor Mahia onslaught in Angola 3 hours ago  Futaa

In the absence of Jacques Tuyisenge and Dennis Oliech, Ugandan Erisa Ssekisambu has been tasked with the duty of finding goals for Gor Mahia when they ...

Futaa
Angola’s oil production: Lessons from Nigeria  Vanguard

WITH production declining and investment scarce, the Angolan leadership has put in place a number of new policies to reboot its oil industry and propel ...

Vanguard
“Mandume Day” strengthens brotherly bond between Namibia and Angola  Informante

NAMIBIAN and Angolan flags were hoisted side by side and the national anthems of both countries were sung one after the other to kick-start the 102nd.

Informante
Williams powers Carroll to third-straight sectional title, Angola dominates fourth quarter to win at Concordia  wpta21.com

Malia Williams dropped 32 points on Monday night, helping Carroll beat Northrop 61-48 for a sectional title at DeKalb.

wpta21.com
Bad Debts at 27% Make Angola's Biggest Bank Wary of Giving Loans  Bloomberg

Angola's biggest bank is struggling to recoup loans from businesses as cases get tied up in courts, hindering the provision of new credit.

Bloomberg
SA could be left behind as Namibia, Angola & Zimbabwe modernise mining codes  Mining MX

NAMIBIA, Angola and Zimbabwe have changed their mining legislation recently in an effort to attract and incentivise new investments in the sector.

Mining MX
Angola Inches Closer to Recognizing Islam as One of Official State Religions  Al-Bawaba

Despite being one of the world's largest religions, Islam remains officially unrecognized in Angola.The southern African nation has a population of nearly 30 ...

Al-Bawaba
Handball World Cup - Egypt faces Angola in a must-win game  Egypttoday

CAIRO - 17 January 2019: The Egyptian handball team is facing a crucial match against Angola at the end of the group stage in the Handball World Cup held in ...

Egypttoday
China finances Angolan agriculture project  African Daily Voice

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – China has granted Angolan agricultural sector 100 million yuan (US$14.7 million) for their technical assistance ...

African Daily Voice
Angola decriminalizes homosexuality, bans anti-gay discrimination  Washington Blade

Lawmakers in Angola have approved a new penal code that decriminalizes consensual same-sex sexual acts and bans discrimination based on sexual ...

Washington Blade
Oil prices improve Angolan economic situation  African Daily Voice

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – Angolan economic performance remains substantially linked to oil price developments, which is expected to ...

African Daily Voice
US and Angola Endorse New Congo President’s Election  The Epoch Times

KINSHASA/WASHINGTON—Democratic Republic of Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi won important endorsements from the United States and two African ...

The Epoch Times
Angola’s Oil Reforms: Miracle or Mirage?  VOA News

High-profile reforms to Angola oil industry garner hopes, criticism.

VOA News
Angola Holds Ex-Ruler’s Son on Fraud Charge  The New York Times

JOHANNESBURG — In a continuing shake-up of Angola's old order, the once-untouchable son of the nation's longtime dictator has been arrested on corruption ...

The New York Times
Angolan President Talks to Some of Nation's Toughest Critics  VOA News

Angolan President Joao Lourenco has met longtime critics of the government, generating some goodwill from activists who struggled to have their voices heard ...

VOA News
Angola Says 380,000 Illegal Migrants Exit in weeks  VOA News

About 380,000 illegal migrants, mostly from the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, have left Angola in less than a month during a massive operation ...

VOA News
Braian Angola-Rodas: Scores 16 in loss  CBSSports.com

Angola-Rodas finished Friday's loss to the Swarm with 16 points (7-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt), four rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot. Angola-Rodas has only played ...

CBSSports.com
Angola’s go-to app for delivering live goats to your door  The Economist

AFRICAN CITIES are tasty markets for food-delivery apps. The continent has 21 of the world's 30 fastest-growing urban areas, where an expanding middle class ...

The Economist
Scientists Unveil Ancient Sea Monsters Found In Angola  NPR

Almost 100 million years ago, when the South Atlantic Ocean was young, giant reptiles prowled the seas. Scientists have found a trove of these ancient ...

NPR
Eni starts up additional Vandumbu production offshore Angola  Oil & Gas Journal

Eni SPA reported start-up of a new production well in Vandumbu field, about 350 km northwest of Luanda and 130 km west of Soyo, in the West Hub of Block ...

Oil & Gas Journal
'Green fuel': Bananas to help wean Angola off oil  Phys.Org

Boxes of still-green bananas were shifted one-by-one from a towering stack of crates into a refrigerated shipping container.

Phys.Org
Angola: President Lourenço's grace period is over | News | Africa  Mail and Guardian

Despite promises to diversify the economy and fight corruption, President João Lourenço's actions so far appear contradictory to his publicly voiced intentions.

Mail and Guardian
President João Lourenço sees himself as an Angolan Deng Xiaoping  The Economist

AN INDUSTRIAL ZONE should be a noisy place. At the Zona Económica Especial (ZEE), a Manhattan-sized plot near Luanda, Angola's capital, the only sound ...

The Economist
Microcephaly cases in Angola point to African Zika outbreak  NBCNews.com

LUANDA, Angola — Emiliano Cula starts to cry as his tiny fingers, curled into a tight fist, are stretched by a physical therapist to stimulate motor control. Born in a ...

NBCNews.com
Admitting Errors, Ex-President of Angola Exits Politics  New York Times

José Eduardo dos Santos, 76, the former president of Angola, stepped down from the leadership of the governing party.

New York Times
Angola, Portugal turn page on past tensions  News24

President Joao Lourenco and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa buried the hatchet on Tuesday during whirlwind talks in Luanda that follow several ...

News24
UKEF supports Angolan healthcare and power infrastructure development  GOV.UK

Baroness Fairhead announces €450 million in support for UK firms to improve healthcare and power provision in Angola.

GOV.UK
Angolan President, One Year In, Praised for Anti-Corruption Push  VOA News

Even the toughest critics of Angola's government say that in just more than a year, President Joao Lourenco has accomplished more to stop corruption than any ...

VOA News
Four dead as Angolan police move against foreign diamond smugglers  News24

Four people were killed and seven injured in northeastern Angola on the margins of a police operation targeting foreign nationals suspected of diamond ...

News24
From Angola to Portland, a migrant family's treacherous journey to freedom  Press Herald

At times along the way, Matare regretted his decision to leave southern Africa and lead his family on a dangerous, uncertain journey through Central America ...

Press Herald
Angola still waiting for promised 'economic miracle'  News24

"Things are going badly," said Delta, sitting on a stool and glancing at a bag stuffed with Chinese mobile phones.

News24
Congolese migrants flood home, Angola denies claims of brutal crackdown  Reuters

Congolese migrants and officials said dozens of people were killed this month in neighboring Angola in a crackdown on artisanal diamond mining, ...

Reuters
'I am barely alive': war reporter's Angola memoir made into animated film  The Guardian

Another Day of Life also uses documentary to translate the horror and poetry of Ryszard Kapuściński's book.

The Guardian
Angola looks beyond China for aid and investment  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- Angola aims to reduce its heavy dependence on Chinese capital and diversify its sources of funding, the country's energy minis.

Nikkei Asian Review
Three days of violence that emptied an Angolan town of Congolese  Reuters

LUCAPA, Angola (Reuters) - Residents of Kapende, a Congolese neighborhood in the Angolan town of Lucapa, scrawled messages on their homes to keep the ...

Reuters
Angolan activist talks human rights with country's president  News24

An Angolan human rights activist says the country's president plans to investigate a case of alleged torture by police officials.

News24
Angola battles to revive oil exploration as output declines  Reuters

On Saturday, nearly two decades after securing the initial rights, Total's CEO Patrick Pouyanné was in Luanda to snip the ribbon on a $16 billion oil project.

Reuters
Angola: Stop Abusive Expulsions of Migrants  Human Rights Watch

The Angolan government should immediately suspend the deportation of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo and conduct a prompt and impartial ...

Human Rights Watch
Angola to Hold First Diamond Auction to Bolster Investment  Bloomberg

Angola will give the results of its first diamond auction on Jan. 31 as the southwest African country's seeks to increase transparency, attract more investment and ...

Bloomberg
BP Taking Advantage Of Lower Taxes In Angola  Seeking Alpha

BP plc is a big player in Angola, but that means it has also been exposed to the long-term downtrend in the nation's oil production. Angola cut income and produ.

Seeking Alpha
 

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Angola ( (listen); Portuguese: [ɐ̃ˈɡɔlɐ]), officially the Republic of Angola (Portuguese: República de Angola; Kikongo, Kimbundu and Umbundu: Repubilika ya Ngola), is a west-coast country of south-central Africa. It is the seventh-largest country in Africa, bordered by Namibia to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Zambia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Angola has an exclave province, the province of Cabinda that borders the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The capital and largest city of Angola is Luanda.Although inhabited since the Paleolithic Era, what is now Angola was molded by Portuguese colonisation. It began with, and was for centuries limited to, coastal settlements and trading posts established starting in the 16th century. In the 19th century, European settlers slowly and hesitantly began to establish themselves in the interior. The Portuguese colony that became Angola did not have its present borders until the early 20th century because of resistance by groups such as the Cuamato, the Kwanyama and the Mbunda.After a protracted anti-colonial struggle, independence was achieved in 1975 as the Marxist–Leninist People's Republic of Angola, a one-party state supported by the Soviet Union and Cuba. The civil war between the ruling People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and the insurgent anti-communist National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), supported by the United States and apartheid South Africa, lasted until 2002. The sovereign state has since become a relatively stable unitary, presidential constitutional republic.Angola has vast mineral and petroleum reserves, and its economy is among the fastest-growing in the world, especially since the end of the civil war; however, the standard of living remains low for most of the population, and life expectancy in Angola is among the lowest in the world, while infant mortality is among the highest. Angola's economic growth is highly uneven, with most of the nation's wealth concentrated in a disproportionately small sector of the population.Angola is a member state of the United Nations, OPEC, African Union, the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, and the Southern African Development Community. A highly multiethnic country, Angola's 25.8 million people span tribal groups, customs, and traditions. Angolan culture reflects centuries of Portuguese rule, in the predominance of the Portuguese language and of the Catholic Church.