Angola elected to the UN Human Rights Council

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The Republic of Angola was elected on 16 October by the United Nations General Assembly in New York, as member of the UN Human Rights Council, for the period 2018 – 2020. Angola was among the four candidates from Africa to the Council, alongside the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Senegal.

In all, the General Assembly elected 15 new members, four from Africa, four from the Asia-Pacific, two from Eastern Europe, three ...

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President of the Republic appoints a new cabinet

João Lourenço, President of the Republic of Angola / Photo: JAIMAGENS

On September 28 and 29, the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, nominated, by presidential decree, the heads of different government departments as follows:

Manuel José Nunes Júnior, as State Minister for Economic and Social Development;

Pedro Sebastião, as State Minister and Head of the Security Office of the President of the Republic

Frederico Manuel dos Santos e Silva Cardoso, as State Minister and Head of ...

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Members of the Parliament Sworn in

Members of the National Assembly take their seats at a constituent Meeting of the IV Legislature / Photo: Pedro Parente

The 220 members of the Parliament elected in the general elections held on August 23 of this year were sworn in at the National Assembly on September 28, for a five-year term. At the ceremony, the members of the Parliament took the oath of allegiance to the fatherland, received their individual badges, symbol of identification ...

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Angola has a new President of the Republic

João Lourenço, speaking for the first as President of the Republic / Photo: Pedro Parente

The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, was invested on Tuesday at the Square of the Republic, in Luanda, for a five years term. The winner of the general elections of 2017 on the MPLA (People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola) ticket was invested by the President of the Constitutional Court, Rui Ferreira, before more than 30 thousand people. ...

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Angola at the 45th Regular Meeting of the Committee of Central Bank Governors of SADC

Valter Filipe da Silva – Governor of the National Bank of Angola / Photo: Francisco Miudo

Angola is attending the 45th Ordinary Meeting of the Committee of Central Bank Governors (CCBG) of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), which will go from September 12th until the 16th. The Angolan delegation is headed by the governor of the National Bank of Angola (BNA), Valter Filipe da Silva and includes directors and other officials from the ...

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MPLA Declared Winner in the General Elections

Elections/2017 – President of the CNE Announcing the Final Results / Photo: Joaquina Bento

A total of six political parties ran in the Angolan general elections held on August 23, namely, the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), the National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA), the Social Renewal Party (PRS), the National Patriotic Alliance (APN), as well as the Broad ...

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Head of State calls for general elections

Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos / Photo: Francisco Miudo

The President of the Republic, José Eduardo dos Santos, under the terms of the Constitution and the Organic Law on General Elections, issued on April 25 a presidential decree, which calls for General Elections to fill the office of the President of the Republic and Deputies to the National Assembly, be held on August 23, 2017.

According to a press release from the President’s ...

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Angola in peace for 15 years

Signing of the peace agreement in Luanda / Photo: JAIMAGENS

April 4 marks the 15th anniversary of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding Complementary to the Lusaka Protocol between the Angolan Government and UNITA, which changed the course of events in the country’s history.

The agreement, signed in 2002 at the Palace of Congress in Luanda and witnessed by the Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos, and representatives of the national and international community, ...

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