Angola Will Build an Undersea Cable Station and Data Center in Brazil

António Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables / Photo: Pedro Parente

The Angolan telecommunications operator, Angola Cables, has obtained land in Fortaleza, the capital of the Brazilian state of Ceará, to build an undersea fiber optic cable station and a data center for the system that will link Fortaleza (Brazil) to Luanda (Angola).

The official land handover ceremony was held on July 24th in Fortaleza, where the Mayor, Roberto Cláudio, and the CEO of Angola Cables, António Nunes signed ...

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Minister of External Relations at the CPLP Council of Ministers in Dili

Minister of External Relations, Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti  Photo: Pedro Parente

On July 24th, Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, attended in Dili, East Timor, the 20th Ordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (CPLP).

The meeting reviewed the activities carried out in the first year under the rotating presidency of the CPLP, which East Timor currently holds. The meeting also reviewed reports from the CPLP’s Executive Secretary, the International ...

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Parliament Approves Law on Private Investment

Photo: Clemente dos Santos

The Angolan Parliament approved on July 23rd, the Private Investment Law, which aims to adapt the system of tax benefits to the current economic dynamics of the country.
The draft bill, which was presented by the Minister of Economy, Abraão Gourgel, will reduce bureaucracy associated with the entry of investments. The bill establishes the general bases of private investment in Angola and outlines the principles and rules for access to incentives and other ...

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New Mining Areas Have Been Discovered

Francisco Monteiro Queirós – Minister of Geology and Mining / Photo: Pedro Parente

New mining areas have been discovered in the provinces of Huíla, Huambo, Kuando Kubango, Kwanza Norte and Kwanza Sul, under the geological survey program currently underway in the country, said the Minister of Geology and Mining, Francisco Monteiro Queiróz, adding that during the first phase of the geological survey program some mineral anomalies were identified in the aforesaid provinces which will be thoroughly surveyed ...

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Angola and France Express Wish to Strengthen Relations

The Heads of State of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos, and of France, François Hollande, expressed a common desire to strengthen the bilateral relations between their two countries at a meeting held in the Angolan Presidential Palace.

Speaking to the press after the meeting, the Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos, said that the two sides also expressed interest in exploring ways to better use the opportunities provided by the 1986 General Cooperation Agreement and other specific agreements.

José Eduardo dos Santos ...

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Over 12 Thousand Kilometers of Roads Have Been Repaired

Photo: Pedro Parante

At least 12,400Km of the main network of roads has been repaired since 2005, according to the Director -General of the Angola Roads Institute (INEA), António Resende.

Speaking at a workshop on “Works and Their Stages in the Construction Sector”, António Resende said that another 7,800km of roads are currently being repaired leaving remaining just 5,600Km of roads to complete the entire the rehabilitation of the 26,000Km long main road basic network.

António Resende added that ...

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More than 80 Municipalities Will Have Electricity

PHOTO: CEDIDA

According to Luís Mourão da Silva, CEO of the Electricity Regulatory Institute (IRSE), the National Electrification Program will bring electricity to 86 municipality throughout Angola by 2017.

Speaking at the Conference on Energy Development for the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), Silva added that by 2025 Angola’s electrification rate will go from the current 33% to 60%.

Under the national Development Plan (PND) for 2013 – 2017, the country’s energy sector has set aside $3.3 billion ...

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