Minister of Economy Visits Japan

Minister Abrahão Gourgel with the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Hiroshi Moriyama

As a follow-up to the Angola-Japan Business Forum held last March in Luanda and as a co-organizer of the aforesaid event, the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Angola, H.E. Abrahão Pio dos Santos Gourgel, visited Japan from December 3 – 9.

During his stay in Tokyo, Minister Abrahão Gourgel held talks with the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, H.E. Motoo Hayashi, the ...

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US Wants Angola to Remain at the Helm of the ICGLR

Security and stability in Africa, Angola-US bilateral relations and the upcoming climate change conference, which will be held in France, were among the issues discussed at a meeting on November 18, 2015 in Washington between the Minister of External Relations of Angola, Georges Chicoti, and the US Secretary of State, John Kerry.

John Kerry reiterated the willingness of both countries to continue to exchange views on various global issues, such as international terrorism.
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Central Bank Releases New 50 and 100 Kwanza Coins

New 50 Kz and 100 Kz Coins / Photo: Lino Guimarães

The Central Bank of Angola (BNA) released on November 9, the new 50 and 100 Kwanza coins. This completes the launching of the new Kwanza series released back in 2012, which includes the 50 cents, 1 Kz, 5 Kz, 10 Kz and 20 Kz coins.

At the launching ceremony, the governor of BNA, José Pedro de Morais, said that despite this year’s slowdown in the economic growth ...

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Minister Kussumua Visits Japan to Strengthen Friendly Relations

The Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan, Yasuhisa Shiozaki and the Minister of Welfare and Social Reintegration of Angola, João Baptista Kussumua / Photo: Embassy of Angola in Japan

The Minister of Welfare and Social Reintegration of Angola, João Baptista Kussumua, paid an official visit to Japan from 20 to 26 October to strengthen the friendship and solidarity ties between the two countries as well as to review the level of cooperation in mining clearance ...

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New Luanda Airport to Open in 2017

Luanda Internacional Airport / Photo: JAIMAGENS

Construction works on the new Luanda International Airport will be completed by April 2017 according to the Minister of Transports, Augusto da Silva Tomás.

The Minister gave this information to the press during a field visit that by the Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos, on Monday, October 26 to the new Luanda International Airport, aimed at assessing the progress of the construction works.

Located 40 kilometers from the center of Luanda and ...

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Minister Calls on Entrepreneurs to Invest in Cotton Production

Bernarda Martins, Minister of Industry / Photo: ANGOP

The Minister of Industry, Bernarda Martins, called on the domestic and foreign investors to invest in cotton production in Malanje Province, in order to support the three large textile factories rehabilitated by the government in the provinces of Kwanza Norte, Luanda and Benguela.

The minister, who was speaking to journalists at the International Conference on Investment Promotion organized by the Malanje Province, said that under the rehabilitation, expansion and modernization ...

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Angola at the World Energy Executive Assembly

António Belsa da Costa, Chairman of the Association of Power Utilities of Africa /Photo: ANGOP

An Angolan delegation led by the Chairman of the Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA), António Belsa da Costa is in Addis Ababa to attend the World Energy Executive Assembly and the World Energy Leader’s Summit (October 26-30). Angola holds the chairmanship of APUA since 2014 for a three-year term.

On the sidelines of the event, the APUA Chairman who is also ...

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Luanda Hosts SADC Central Banks Governors Meeting

José Pedro de Morais, Governor of the Angolan Central Bank / Photo: JAIMAGENS (Archive)

The Angolan capital, Luanda, will host on 28-30 October, the 41st Meeting of the Committee of Governors of Central Banks (CGCB) of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

The meetings will focus primarily on monetary policy, banking supervision, monetary and capital markets, international financial relations, payment systems, clearing and settlement, training, information systems and money laundering.

The Governor of the South African Reserve Bank ...

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