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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. 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]
2. 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
3. Longer, analytical article. Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court Defends Land-Grabbing
Author: Rafael Marques de Morais Date Written: 1 November 2014
Primary Category: Angola Document Origin: Maka Angola
Secondary Category: Food and Land Source URL: http://www.makaangola.org/index.php?option=com_con
ntent&view=article&id=11480
Key Words: Angola, land-grabbing; chief justice

Summary & Comment: A request for the acquisition of several thousand hectares of land in Kwanza-Sul province, in the name of the chief justice of the Angolan Constitutional Court, Rui Ferreira, has raised suspicions of illegal practice. JK
4. Angola: Ambassador Lashes Out At Blocking Forces Against Angola
Author: Angop Date Written: 23 October 2014
Primary Category: Angola Document Origin: Angola Press
Secondary Category: AU/NEPAD Source URL: http://www.portalangop.co.ao/
Key Words: Angola, UN. Security Council, attacks.

Summary & Comment: Angola has been elected to the UN Security negotiations in Central and Southern Africa and the great lakes region. Still the government anticipates some attacks at the UN there for unspecified reasons. Human Rights abuses? Slow development for its people? misuse of huge oil finances? Perhaps the exposure at the UN will work for changes at home. JK
5. Angola announces participation in peacekeeping mission in CAR
Author: Angop Date Written: 28 September 2014
Primary Category: Angola Document Origin: Angop
Secondary Category: Central Region Source URL: http://www.portalangop.co.ao/
Key Words: Angola, peacekeeping , CAR, UN.

Summary & Comment: Angola is preparing itself to participate in peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR), under the aegis of UN,announced on Friday in New York, USA, the Angolan Vice-President, Manuel Vicente.
6. Longer, analytical article. Angola: The Bridge On the River Kasai
Author: John Grobler Date Written: 1 September 2014
Primary Category: Angola Document Origin: Africa in Fact -journal of Good Governance Africa
Secondary Category: Economic Justice Source URL: http://gga.com
Key Words: Angola, DRC, benguela railway, Kasai, bridge

Summary & Comment: "An examination of the project of reviving the Bwenguela railway and linking again with DRC system reveals a remarkable confluence of hidden interests that may have hugely benefited a small handful of players, including leading figures of the Angolan political elite and the world’s third-largest private oil and metals trader, Trafigura, based . . . [expand]
7. Angola: Chinese Company Completes Massive Angolan Railway
Author: AllAfrica.com Date Written: 18 August 2014
Primary Category: Angola Document Origin: AllAfrica.com
Secondary Category: History Source URL: http://allafrica.com
Key Words: Angola, China, Benguela, railway, completion

Summary & Comment: "China Railway Construction, one of China’s largest construction companies, finished building a massive railway line in Angola on Wednesday and plans to put into operation this year...It connects Angola’s Atlantic port of Lobito to the eastern border town of Luau, and further to the rail network of southeastern Africa’s Democratic Republic of . . . [expand]



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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