Technical Group Discuss Investment Promotion and Protection Mechanisms

Meeting of the Technical Group for Investment Promotion and Protection / Photo: Rosário dos Santos

Promotion and protection investment mechanisms and double taxation avoidance were discussed on Tuesday at a meeting of the Working Group for the Negotiation of Agreements on Reciprocal Protection of Investments and Double Taxation.

Created by a Presidential Decree, the group is chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The group’s members include the Ministers of Finance, Economy, Planning, Fisheries, Hotels and Tourism, Commerce, ...

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Fifteen Hectares Devoted to Trial Rice Cultivation

Photo: Valentino Yequenha

Fifteen hectares of land are being used for testing the cultivation of different varieties of rice in the provinces of Huambo and Bié as part of trial project which started in 2013.

Speaking to press, Adão Gonçalves Pinheiro an expert at the Angolan Agricultural Research Institute, said that the government rice cultivation initiative is receiving technical support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

According to Pinheiro, one hundred farmers organized in cooperatives and associations ...

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Angolans Celebrate 14 years of Peace

Angolans celebrate today, Monday, April 4, 14 years since peace and national reconciliation was achieved. On this day in 2002, the Angolan people witnessed with enthusiasm, in Luanda, the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding Addendum to the Lusaka Protocol (Zambia).

The document, signed by the former head of the General Staff of the Angolan Armed Forces, General Armando da Cruz Neto, and the then head of the Military High Command of UNITA forces, Geraldo Abreu Muendo “Kamorteiro” changed the ...

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Speaker of the National Assembly Visits Japan

Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Angola and the Prime Minister of Japan

The Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Angola, H. E. Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, visited Japan from 21 to 25 March at the invitation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan, Hon. Tadamori Oshima.

During his stay in Japan, the Speaker of the National Assembly paid a courtesy call to His Majesty Emperor Akihito ...

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Angola, Japan Want to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation

Photo: Pedro Parente

Angola and Japan discussed on Tuesday matters related to the strengthening of cooperation in various fields during an audience that the Speaker of the Parliament, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, granted to Ken Shimanouchi, special envoy of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Speaking to the press, Ken Shimanouchi said that during meeting it was discussed matters related to the visit to Japan by the Speaker of the Angolan Parliament late this month.

Ken ...

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Head of State Appoints New Government Officials

Angolan President, José Eduardo Dos Santos / Photo: Francisco Miudo

President of the Republic, José Eduardo dos Santos, appointed on Friday the new ministers of Hotels and Tourism, Health, Urbanization and Housing, Commerce and Culture. The President also appointed a new governor of the Central Bank of Angola. Valter Filipe da Silva is the new Central Bank Governor, replacing José Pedro de Morais who resigned from the post.

Paulino Domingos Baptista was appointed as Minister of Hotels ...

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Interview of H.E. Mr. João Miguel Vahekeni, Ambassador of the Republic of Angola to Japan in JAPAN and the WORLD Magazine ( January / February / March issue)

Words: H.E. Mr. João Miguel Vahekeni, Ambassador of the Republic of Angola to Japan

On November 11, 2015 in Tokyo, the Embassy of Angola celebrated 40 years of Independence. JAPAN and the WORLD magazine covered the event. His Excellency, João Miguel Vahekeni, shared with us his proudest moments as the Ambassador to Japan and ambitions for the years to come.

JAPAN and the WORLD (JW): Excellency, you have just celebrated the 40 years of independence of Angola by organizing a beautiful reception ...

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Japan Provides Usd 20 Million for Rehabilitation of Namibe Port

Photo: Pedro Parente

The Governments of Angola and Japan signed on January 15, in Luanda, an agreement of “exchange of notes”, valued at 20 million US dollars, for the start of the second phase of the rehabilitation and modernization of the Namibe Port. The agreement was signed by the Secretary of State for Cooperation, Angela Bragança, and the Japanese Ambassador to Angola, Kuniaki Ito.

Speaking to the press, the State Secretary Angela Bragança said that the signed agreement ...

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Angola to Stay at the Helm of the ICGLR

Director for Africa and the Middle East at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Joaquim do Espírito Santo / Photo: Pedro Parente

Angola is expected to hold the presidency of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) for another two years, as Kenya withdrew its candidacy to take over the rotating presidency from January this year. This was announced by the Director for Africa and the Middle East at the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Joaquim ...

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Second Power Station of the Cambambe Dam to Start Operations in June

Minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges / Photo: Francisco Miudo

At least 960 megawatts will be added to the country’s power network in June this year, with the launch of the second power station of the Cambambe Hydroelectric Dam in Cuanza Norte province. According to the Minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges, the second Cambambe power station will generate the equivalent of twice the current capacity of the Capanda Dam, in Malanje ...

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