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Joao Lourenco

Angolan diamond sector to be restructured for profitability

Angolan President Joao Lourenco announced on Tuesday in Belgium that the country's diamond sector will be restructured to make it more profitable. Speaking at the...
Volta Star Textiles

International consortium invests US$150 million in Angolan textile industry

A group of businessmen from the United States, Germany, Turkey and Mozambique will invest 150 million U.S. dollars in the installation of a textile...
UNDP

UNDP calls for implementation of social responsibility principles in Angola

The director of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Angola, Henrik Laresen, on Thursday in Luanda called for the implementation of good corporate...
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Angolan government recommends discussion on local elections

The Angolan government on Monday recommended that legal documents related to the process of organizing local elections be submitted to political consultation. According to a...
Joao Lourenco

Angolan president creates commission to review expropriations law

Angolan President Joao Lourenco created, by order, the Interministerial Commission to review the Expropriations Law, tasked to define the set of procedural rules to...
Ebola testing

Angola Covers All Angles Towards Ebola Prevention

Angola is taking measures to prevent the Ebola virus disease, following its outbreak in neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a...
Joao Lourenco

Presidents of Angola and Portugal talk over “Operation Fizz”

The Presidents of Angola, Joao Lourenco and of Portugal, Marcelo de Sousa held Friday talks over the phone, on the decision of the Lisbon...

Portuguese minister to visit Angola to strengthen defense cooperation

The Portuguese Defense Minister, Azeredo Lopes, will visit Angola next week as part of the military cooperation programs between the two countries, and is...

Angola to host 3rd cross-border meeting on sleeping sickness

The 3rd Cross-Border Meeting on Sleeping Sickness (trypanosomiasis) will take place from 8 to 9 May in the Angolan capital Luanda, the Institute for...
Joao Lourenco

Angolan president leaves for Zambia visit

Angolan President Joao Lourenco left here Wednesday morning for Zambia, where he is paying a working visit, said a press release from the President's...
Joao Lourenco

Angola’s ruling party approved candidacy of new leader

Angola's ruling People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) approved on Friday the candidacy of President Joao Lourenco for the party's presidency, in...
video

Angola prepares participation in Congo Basin summit in Brazzaville

The Angolan ministers of Foreign Affairs and of Environment, Manuel Augusto and Paula Coelho, respectively, left for the Republic of Congo on Friday, where...
Malaria

Angola records 2,000 malaria deaths in Q1

Two thousand deaths were registered in Angola as a result of a million cases of malaria during the first quarter of 2018 as the...
satellite

Jose Carvalho says Angola’s first satellite is dead

The first geostationary satellite of Angola (Angosat-1), is declared to be dead. This was confirmed on Monday in Luanda in a press conference by the...
Mauritius

Angola Sovereign Fund CEO visits Mauritius amid probe

The CEO of the Angolan Sovereign Fund, Carlos Alberto Lopes, travelled Sunday to the Republic of Mauritius for another round of negotiations as part...
oil

SONANGOL Offshore Oil Blocks Invites Bidders

Angolan state-owned oil company (Sonangol) has launched bids to sell part of the rights it owns in two national offshore oil blocks, according to...
Potato Industry

U.S. firm to invest US$200 million in food industry in Angola

U.S. Company TSG Global Holdings has available 200 million U.S. dollars for direct investment in the food and hygiene industry in Angola, Chairman of...
Zimbabwean dancers perform traditional Makishi dance at Old Mutual Theatre, Harare, Zimbabwe, on Oct. 9, 2015. Makishi dance, originally performed at the end of an annual initiation ritual for boys between the ages of eight and twelve in rural Zimbabwe and Zambia, is particularly known for involving beautifully painted masks that represent different spiritual characters. Today, there is an increasing demand for makishi dancers at social gatherings and party rallies, as they are less performed for initiation rituals. The dance was recognized as a UNESCO oral and intangible cultural heritage in 2008. (Xinhua/Xu Lingui)

Angola, South Africa agree to boost cultural cooperation

Angola and South Africa have agreed to step up bilateral cultural cooperation, according to the final statement of the four-day visit to the country...
HIV-and-AIDS

Angola committed to assisting 90 percent of HIV-AIDS positive people

The Angolan government said Friday that it is determined to assist 90 percent of people living with HIV/AIDS. This was announced in Luanda by the...
Mokgweetsi Masisi

Botswana president to visit Angola

The President of the Republic of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi, will on Thursday pay an official visit to Angola, as part of a tour of...
FDIs

Angola prioritizes economic diplomacy to attract foreign investments

Angola, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is prioritizing the implementation of an economic diplomacy so as to attract more foreign investments into the...
African Union headquarters

Angola committed to achieving AU goals

Angola reaffirmed on Thursday in Addis Ababa its commitment to achieve the objectives of the African Union (AU) and will never "be a blocking...
File photo taken on June 16, 2014 shows International Monetary Fund(IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaking during a press conference at the IMF headquarters in Washington D.C., the United States. IMF on Friday announced that it selected Christine Lagarde to serve as its leader for a second five-year term. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

IMF chief meets Angolan president in Davos

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, Tweeted Tuesday that she had a very constructive meeting with Angolan President Joao...
Angola

Angolan president calls for society participation in fight against crimes

Angolan President Joao Lourenco on Thursday called for greater participation of society in the fight against crimes that afflict the citizen, damage the economy...
africa tourism

Angola seeks international partnerships to boost tourism

Angola is open to establishing international partnerships to provide competitive and better tourism products to attract more tourists from around the world, a ranking...
Kaduna state cultural troupe performs during the 40th anniversary of Nigeria's National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) in Abuja, capital of Nigeria,Sept. 3, 2015. The celebration which was held here on Thursday was aimed at showcasing the economic value of Nigeria's cultural industries. (Xinhua/Dare Sholarin)

Angola, Algeria discuss strengthening of cultural cooperation

Angola and Algeria discussed on Thursday in Luanda the need to strengthen cooperation in the field of cultural heritage, film and audiovisual, cultural industries...
HIV-and-AIDS

UN supports Angola to fight discrimination against HIV-positive people

The United Nations (UN) is committed to supporting Angola in coordinated multisectoral action to eliminate discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS. This statement was made...
Telcos

Angolan minister voices concern over restructuring of Angola Telecom

The restructuring of the Angolan Telecommunication Company (Angola Telecom) is not an easy process due to its state and the government is very worried...
SADC

Angola discusses SADC’s Rules of Origin

Angolan national trading operators are debating since Tuesday in Luanda the Rules of Origin of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), under the movement...
health

Angolan health staff urged to strengthen skills to fight acute febrile illness

The Angolan health professionals were urged to strengthen their skills to fight acute febrile illnesses and thus respond to the need of information, education...