[Maka] In the week that the International Red Cross launched an eight-million-dollar appeal to help feed the starving population of drought-ridden southern Angola, the Angolan Audit Court (the equivalent of the National Audit Office) is due to rule on the legality of a highly controversial government property purchase worth more than ten times that amount.
[New Times] Tunisian giants US Monastir are the champions of the second season of the Basketball Africa League (BAL), thanks to an 82-72 victory over Angola's Petro de Luanda in the final game of the tournament that took place on Saturday, May 28.
[Maka] This week marks the 45th anniversary of the terrifying events of May 27th, 1977, in which the governing MPLA purged tens of thousands of its former comrades in arms. Amnesty International estimates at least 30,000 were murdered. Angolans who were alive then refer only obliquely to the massacre as "o 27 de Maio", the day and month standing for events that cannot be named.
[The Conversation Africa] The election of Angolan President João Lourenço in 2017 raised hopes of a shift from the authoritarian and corrupt era of his predecessor. This was thanks to the new, more open and approachable style of governance he instituted in his first months in office. This included opening up the public media as well as symbolic gestures such as ending the practice of blocking off road traffic for the president's motorcade to pass.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Petro de Luanda won the national first division football championship on Wednesday, after defeating Sagrada Esperança da Luanda Norte by 3-1, in the 26th round played at Luanda 's 11 de Novembro Stadium.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Mass Media serves as an important indicator for election observers, acting as a barometer for press freedom and expression, access to information and equal opportunities for all contestants, the commissioner Eduardo Magalhaes said Wednesday, in Luanda.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The commander of the United States Africa Command General Stephen Townsend Tuesday in Luanda praised the Angolan Government's commitment to the search for solutions to pacification of the countries of the Great Lakes region.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Conducting surveys and opinion polls related to the electoral issues are prohibited as of the beginning of the campaign, in the light of the Draft Law on the matter under discussion in the Parliament.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- At least 150 different visas are issued daily by the Portuguese Embassy in Angola, under the mobility agreement of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), signed in July 2021.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Esmeralda Mendonça, said Tuesday that Angola has renewed its commitment to protect and sustain the oceans, through the support and participation of civil society as well as national and international partners.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola Head of State João Lourenço participated Tuesday in the summit of the General Assembly of the African Union (AU)'s Heads of State and of Government, which analyzed the access to Covid-19 vaccines manufactured in Africa, among other issues.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Minister of State and Chief of Civil Affairs to the President of the Republic Adão de Almeida highlighted Tuesday in Luanda the importance of the ongoing State reforms, as they cover the foundations of the nation project and the improvement of living conditions of Angolans.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Secretary of State for Human Rights and Citizenship Ana Celeste Januário is in Moscow, Russia, to correct irregularities and clarify doubts about the process of obtaining the Identity Card by Angolans in that country.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola's minister of Industry and Commerce Victor Fernandes has been in the coastal Benguela province since Tuesday to listen to local businessmen and witness the official ceremony of symbolic delivery of vans acquired as part of the sale of national production.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola opposition parties with parliamentary seats defended Tuesday the need to mobilise citizens for a participative, peaceful and orderly attitude in the general elections scheduled for August this year.
[ANGOP] Lubango -- Political parties, the National Police and the Union of Angolan Journalists in the southern Huila province Tuesday met to reflect on the safety of Media professionals during the electoral process.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angolan Head of State João Lourenço defended Monday in Luanda a review of cooperation between Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe, in favour of strengthening bilateral relations and the political, economic and social development of both countries.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola Monday expressed its intention to work with the Government of São Tomé and Príncipe in the creation of mechanisms and incentives to encourage the reciprocal movement of businessmen and traders of the two countries.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Secretariat of the Political Bureau (BP) of the MPLA praised the relaunch of the General Agreement on Friendship and Cooperation between Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe, signed in February 1978.
[ANGOP] Cape Town -- South Africa's Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantasha, on Tuesday in Cape Town, said that his country wanted to boost cooperation with Angola in the geology and mining sector.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Angolan Government presented officially, this Tuesday, in Luanda, the general program of the allusive commemorations to the Centenary of António Agostinho Neto, first President of Angola.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The African Handball Confederation (AHBC) awarded, this Sunday, the title of the 38th edition of the Supercup Babacar Fall of the sport to Petro de Luanda, due to the lack of appearance of the FAP of Cameroon.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola's National Assembly Speaker, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, said Monday that the country intends to boost parliamentary co-operation with Sao Tome and Principe to make it more fruitful and lasting.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angolan President João Lourenço has suspended travels abroad by ministers, secretaries of state, governors and deputy provincial governors as from May 15, the Official State Gazette said Monday.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Presidents of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe, respectively, João Lourenço and Carlos Manuel Vila Nova are meeting at the Presidential Palace, in Luanda, to discuss topics of mutual interest.
[ANGOP] Lubango -- Angola's agricultural potential is instrumental in diversification of its economy, the Portuguese Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Francisco André said on Sunday in Lubango, Huíla province.
[ANGOP] Cape Town -- At least nine Angolan mining companies are participating in the Mining Indaba conference, the largest African investment event in the mining sector, which started Monday in Cape Town, South Africa.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- President of the Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe Carlos Vila Nova expressed Wednesday in Luanda his satisfaction and trust in the strengthening of relations with Angola in different areas.
[New Era] The Namibian and Angolan police have launched a joint investigation against a web of organised crimes, where Namibian arm dealers have allegedly smuggled firearms into the neighbouring country.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The observation mission of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) highlighted the participation of the Timorese people in the presidential runoff election in that country, won by the candidate Ramos Horta.
[ANGOP] Soyo -- The inauguration of the passengers and load river terminal of Soyo municipality, northern Zaire province, restored the safety and comfort in maritime link to the northern province of Cabinda.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola's minister of Industry and Commerce Victor Fernandes Sunday highlighted the reforms launched by Government over the last five years, aimed to build trust among private investors.