National Hero’s Day

António Agostinho Neto Memorial / Photo: JAIMAGENS

September 17, the birth date of the founder and first President of Angola, Dr. António Agostinho Neto, is considered as the National Hero’s Day because of his contributions in the fight against Portuguese colonialism. September 17 was established as a national holiday in 1980 one year after his death in Moscow, from an illness.

Physician and statesman, Dr. Agostinho Neto was jailed several times by the Portuguese authorities for his ...

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TAAG Executive Directors Arrive in Angola

H.E. Augusto da Silva Tomas, Minister of Transports of Angola and His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, at the signing of the strategic partnership agreement in Dubai.

The four executive directors appointed by Emirates Airline are already in Angola to join the new board of directors of TAAG, Angolan Airlines.

The CEO of TAAG, Joaquim Cunha, said the new executive directors would assume their respective positions soon, under ...

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New General Labor Law Comes Into Force

The new General Labour Law, approved on June 15 this year, came into force on 14 September. According to the national director of Public Administration, Employment and Social Security, Agostinho dos Reis Amândio, the main objectives of this new law is to promote social justice and the creation of more jobs in order to enhance economic growth.

Speaking at a seminar about the new law, Agostinho dos Reis Amândio, added that the previous labor law was in a historical, socio-economic and ...

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Angola and Namibia Discuss Cooperation

Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos (right) and Peter H. Katjavivi / Photo: Rosario dos Santos

Angola and Namibia intend to identify new areas of cooperation and will continue to work to strengthen their parliamentary ties. This was pledged by the Speakers of the Parliament of Angola and Namibia, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos and Peter H. Katjavivi, respectively, during a meeting that took place on the sidelines of the 4th World Conference of Speakers of ...

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Angolan Foreign Minister to Meet the Diplomatic Corps

Georges Rebelo Chikoti, Minister of Foreign Relations / Archive Photo: Antonio Escrivão

The Angolan Foreign Minister will meet with the diplomatic corps accredited to Angola to discuss about the upcoming ministerial level International Conference on Maritime and Energy Security, which will be held in Luanda (Angola) on October 7-9, with the support of the Governments of the United States of America and Italy.

The event aims to contribute to the strengthening of national and international initiatives ...

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