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Refugee Women In Angola Decline Donation Of Skimpy Outfits

Refugee Women In Angola Decline Donation Of Skimpy Outfits

 A clothes donation exercise at an Angolan camp housing Congolese refugees has degenerated into a farce after women refused to accept shorts offered by a Japanese manufacturer. The clothes had been shipped for distribution at the Lovua refugee settlement in Angola’s northeastern Lunda Norte Province. Officials from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) […]

Red Alert : Over 27,000 Pregnant Women Are Living With HIV In Angola

Red Alert : Over 27,000 Pregnant Women Are Living With HIV In Angola

 Nearly 27,000 pregnant women, out of 310,000 living with HIV in Angola, are HIV-positive, according to estimates by 2017 of the National Institute for the Fight against Aids (INLS). Journalists present at the launch of the HIV-AIDS vertical prevention campaign to be held in Moxico by the first lady. The Director of the Institute, Lucia […]

Total Plans New Offshore Angola Well To Boost Oil Output

Total Plans New Offshore Angola Well To Boost Oil Output

  French oil company Total said on Saturday it plans to drill 13 wells on block 17, offshore Angola, in order to maintain production of 400,000 barrels per day of crude until 2023 in Africa’s second largest crude producer. In a statement, the company said the wells, which will connect marginal fields to existing floating […]

Train Collision In Angola Kills 18 People

Train Collision In Angola Kills 18 People

The number of deaths caused by the collision of two trains in the south-western Namibe Province rose to 18, plus fourteen other citizens that are receiving treatment in hospital for serious injuries. The tragedy took place when a Moçâmedes Railway Company (CFM) train transporting black granite collided with another CFM train operating at the service […]

Women’s Parliament Group Suggests Strengthening Of Gender Mainstreaming

Women’s Parliament Group Suggests Strengthening Of Gender Mainstreaming

 The head of the Women’s Parliamentary Group, Luísa Damião, on Wednesday in Luanda suggested strengthening the transversal integration strategy on gender approaches under the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol ). The MP made this statement at the end of the workshop on “Experimenting with a gender-sensitive inspection model”, promoted by the Women’s Parliamentary Group […]

HSBC Freezes Account Tied to $500 Million Angolan Fraud

HSBC Freezes Account Tied to $500 Million Angolan Fraud

  HSBC Holdings Plc froze an account linked to an alleged fraud that siphoned about $500 million from Angolan state coffers, according to a person briefed on the matter.  A large transfer raised suspicions at the bank, prompting it to alert U.K. authorities at least weeks ago, the person said, asking not to be identified […]

First Lady Of Angola Encourages Women To Be Agents of Change

First Lady Of Angola Encourages Women To Be Agents of Change

 Women must assume their role as agents of behavior change and influence in their communities, said Thursday the first lady of the Republic, Ana Dias Lourenço. This appeal was made during a breakfast conference held by her office, as part of the “Women’s March” celebrations with the theme “Transform lives, be a woman”. According to […]

President Joao Lourenco Offers Grace Period To Recover Funds

President Joao Lourenco Offers Grace Period To Recover Funds

Angola will set a moratorium in January to allow citizens with money abroad to repatriate their funds, as the oil-producing country struggles to ease an acute dollar shortage that began soon after oil prices dropped in 2014. “Angolans who repatriate overseas funds and invest in the economy, companies that generate goods, services and jobs won’t […]

Lourenco Fires Dos Santos’ Daughter as Sonangol Boss

Lourenco Fires Dos Santos’ Daughter as Sonangol Boss

  Angolan President Joao Lourenco dismissed Isabel dos Santos as chair of state-owned oil company Sonangol as he takes aim at the family of former President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. Africa’s richest woman was relieved of her post along with the entire board of Sonangol, according to a presidential statement. Later Wednesday the government ordered the […]

Angola Works for Women Empowerment

Angola Works for Women Empowerment

The efforts made by the Angolan authorities to reduce gender inequalities and women’s empowerment were highlighted in Brasília by the Minister of Social Action, Family and Women Promotion, Vitória da Conceição. The Angolan minister was speaking in the panel dedicated to each country’s report at the Fifth Meeting of Ministers responsible for gender equality at […]

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