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Angolan Election That Will Bring About The First Leadership In Four Decades

Angolan Election That Will Bring About The First Leadership In Four Decades

Voting ended in a landmark Angolan election that will bring about the first leadership change in almost four decades for Africa’s second-biggest oil producer. “D-day has arrived,” Domingos Francisco said Wednesday as he stood in line behind dozens of voters outside a blue tent that served as a polling station in the Rangel neighborhood in […]

Angola: Women Represent 59.9 of Voters In 2017 Elections

Angola: Women Represent 59.9 of Voters In 2017 Elections

The representation of the woman with electoral capacity in the August 23 election represents 59.9 percent of the total number of voters, said the Angolan Secretary of State for Cooperation, Ângela Bragança. The official said so during a lecture on “Women and Elections in Africa”, adding that the electoral process should be a challenge for […]

Angola Joins Solidarity Campaign For Gender Equality

Angola Joins Solidarity Campaign For Gender Equality

The National Assembly Wednesday joined the worldwide solidarity campaign for gender equality, “He for she” The Angolan parliament’s accession comes as a result of the recommendation of the 39th plenary assembly of the parliamentary forum of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), held last year in the Kingdom of Swaziland to join the “He for […]

Angola Floods Kill 11, Cause Widespread Destruction

Angola Floods Kill 11, Cause Widespread Destruction

Eleven people have died and several more are missing after torrential rain hit northern parts of Angola between Tuesday afternoon and Thursday. In addition to the deaths, about 700 homes were destroyed and more than 5,000 properties flooded. The country’s capital, Luanda, has been badly affected after a month’s worth of rain, 76mm, fell in […]

Police Beat, Set Dogs On Peaceful Protesters

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 […]

Angola’s President Orders Inquiry Into Stadium Stampede That Killed 17

Angola’s President Orders Inquiry Into Stadium Stampede That Killed 17

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has ordered an investigation into the cause of a stampede at a football match in which at least 17 people were killed. Scores of people were injured in the stampede at a stadium in the northern city of Uige on Friday when hundreds of supporters stormed the venue’s gates. […]

Angola’s Latest Ploy To Silence Critics: A Regulatory Body To Censor Social Media

Angola’s Latest Ploy To Silence Critics: A Regulatory Body To Censor Social Media

Angola’s governing MPLA party (People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola) is gearing up for a tough battle to retain its 40-year grip on power in the face of a rising tide of discontent, swelled by the biting economic consequences of low oil prices and poor governance. Its response is to tighten control by restricting […]

Fears Of Global Yellow Fever Epidemic Grow As Vaccine Stocks Dwindle

Fears Of Global Yellow Fever Epidemic Grow As Vaccine Stocks Dwindle

A last-ditch effort to prevent yellow fever spreading through Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and potentially developing into a global epidemic is to be launched using vaccines containing a fifth of the normal dose because the global stockpile is so low. Yellow fever is frequently lethal, killing half of those who develop […]

Africa’s Most Innovative And Controversial Tech Hacks

Africa’s Most Innovative And Controversial Tech Hacks

Africa may be taking a great leap forward into the digital era. But when technology reaches a new area, the hackers are never far behind. Many are familiar with the African hacker cliche: revolving around a badly written email from someone, claiming to be a friend, for example, who has been mugged and needs an […]

Angola: CPLP Women Network Highlights Development Policies

Angola: CPLP Women Network Highlights Development Policies

 The president of Network of CPLP Women Parliamentarians, Rosângela Gomes, has stressed the need for implementation of development policies of women in the community member countries. This was during the meeting held Wednesday in Luanda with the first vice-Speaker of the Angolan Parliament, Joana Lina. Speaking to the press at the end of the audience, […]

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