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The articles below are the most recent additions to the Angola category of Africa InfoServ. To read an article, click on its title. To see more Angola articles or to search a particular topic, click on Africa Archive. Articles marked with a magnifying glass ( Longer, analytical article. ) are longer, more analytical pieces.

Angola features news of economic, political, military and humanitarian situations; actions of civil society; opinions of Angolans; and news of the international advocacy/solidarity network.

Note: There are three special features at the bottom of this page: (1) a description of Update Angola (1994-2005) and how to find back issues; (2) links to four excellent photo collections on Angola; (3) a map of Angola, showing provincial boundaries and major ethnic groups.

1. Longer, analytical article. The 2013 Budget Trickery and the Looting in the TB Sanatorium
Author: Rafael Marques de Morais Date Written: 16 March 2015
Primary Category: Angola Document Origin: Maka Angola
Secondary Category: Economic Justice Source URL: http://makaangola.org/
Key Words: Angola, Dos Santos family, looting, pilfering, squandering

Summary & Comment: Marques carries on his tireless and dangerous exposure of the theft of of billions of dollars by the Angolan elite, led by the Dos Santos family. "As the current economic crisis in Angola has deepened, citizens are finally beginning to ask how tens of billions of dollars in oil revenues have been spent. In its report on the 2013 state budget s . . . [expand]
2. Longer, analytical article. Angola: U.S. Security Exchange Commission (SCE) submission
Author: Elias Isaac Date Written: 4 March 2015
Primary Category: Angola Document Origin: Open Society Initiative for Southern Initiative-Angola
Secondary Category: Economic Justice Source URL: http://www.osisa.org/
Key Words: Angola, OSISA, Isaac, Securities commision, Dodd-Franck

Summary & Comment: Acting under the US legislation called `Dodd-Franck’, OSISA is responding to the US Security Commission request for information that will help it to determine if the reported payments of the Oil Companies to the Angolan companies, match the monies received and spent reported by the Angolan government , and get some idea of how those vast funds are . . . [expand]
3. Longer, analytical article. Angola: Crashing Oil Prices, Propaganda and the Angolan Recipe for Disaster
Author: Rafael Marques de Morais Date Written: 28 January 2015
Primary Category: Angola Document Origin: Maka Angola
Secondary Category: Resource Extraction Source URL: http://makaangola.org
Key Words: Angola, Crash, oil prices; disaster. propaganda

Summary & Comment: Angola is wealthy, but it is not the government or the people who hold the wealth but the elite, starting with the Dos Santos family. Even the elite are beginning to question whether dos Santoa is their saviour after 35 years in power; there is fear that when they go for payoffs and illicit profits, he may not be able or willing to deliver the mon . . . [expand]
4. Angola: Mass Occupation of Land Marked in Five Municipalities of Luanda
Author: Angola Press Date Written: 1 December 2014
Primary Category: Angola Document Origin: Angop
Secondary Category: Food and Land Source URL: http://www.portalangop.co.ao/angola/en
Key Words: Luanda suburbs, land-grabs, illegality

Summary & Comment: State action is affected by illegal occupation of Land in Luanda. State action towards protecting territory integrity has been affected by illegal occupation of lands by people from various walks of the society, including some at high levels of government. This for profit making. JK
5. Longer, analytical article. General Awards Himself More Than 300 Square Kilometers of Land
Author: Rafael Marques de Morais Date Written: 18 November 2014
Primary Category: Angola Document Origin: Maka Angola
Secondary Category: Food and Land Source URL: http://www.makaangola.org
Key Words: Angola, General Eusebio, corruption, nepotism, square kilometres,

Summary & Comment: The governor of the southern province of Kwanza-Sul, General Eusébio de Brito Teixeira, 61 years old, has recently authorized on his own and for himself land for agricultural use and the construction of condominiums. Through a glaring scheme of self-dealing, the governor and his family have already grabbed over 30,000 hectares (over 300 square kilo . . . [expand]
6. 11 November a reason for pride - Vice president
Author: Angola Press Date Written: 12 November 2014
Primary Category: Angola Document Origin: Angop
Secondary Category: History Source URL: http://www.portalangop.co.ao
Key Words: Angola, independence, Huambo, Neto

Summary & Comment: The National celebration event for independence was held in Huambo in the presence of members of the Government, of the National Assembly, churches, traditional power, political parties and other figures of the society. "The 11th of November is the date Angolans are more proud of as it is the day on which we conquered our freedom and the right . . . [expand]
7. Angola: K&P Torture Diamond Diggers in Cuango
Author: Maka Angola Date Written: 3 November 2014
Primary Category: Angola Document Origin: allafrica.com
Secondary Category: Resource Extraction Source URL: http://allafrica.com
Key Words: Angola, diamonds, diggers, torture, Luminas, K&P

Summary & Comment: At Luminas diamond-mining concession, in Cuango, Angola, the K&P security company are hired to do security. In this video they torture brutally a diamond digger,(viewer be warned). Perhaps for being suspected of hiding or smuggling a diamond from the digging. JK



Update Angola

Update Angola was a monthly review and analysis of political, economic, social and humanitarian developments in Angola. It was published several times per year between 1994 and 2000, and all issues are available in the Africa Archive by entering Update Angola in the search engine . It was superseded by the growing electronic coverage in this Angola section.


Photo Collections

Luanda Flooding: Unusual and torrential rains in Luanda in January of 2007 caused floods which  carried away soil, houses, and the uncollected garbage of many barrios.

Luanda Demolitions: The crimes of the Angolan Government against the people of Cambamba I and II in Luanda, where police destroyed many homes.

Stories for Trees: Photographs and captions by Margrit Coppé, who worked in Angola for the Canadian NGO 'Development Workshop' from February 2000 to July 2002.

Aftermath of War: Angola in Pictures: Photographs by Paul Geoffrey, courtesy of Action by Churches Together (ACT).


Map of Angola

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