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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Angola signs cooperation agreement with South Korea

Officials talks between the delegations of Angola and South Korea / Photo: Alberto Julião

Cooperation in the military, naval and education sectors between the Republics of Angola and Korea gained momentum on 31 March with the signing in Luanda of a memorandum of understanding by delegations of the two countries.

The document signed for Angola by the State Secretary for Defense Policy, Gaspar Santos Rufino and for South Korea by the Vice Minister of Defense Minister, ...

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Angola is Norway’s main economic partner in Africa

Tone Skogen, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Norway / Photo: António Escrivão

Angola is Norway’s main economic partner in Africa, because of the partnerships established in the oil and trade sector, said in Luanda on Wednesday, Tone Skogen, Norway’s State Secretary for Foreign Affairs.

Tone Skogen, who had a meeting with the Angolan Minister of Economy, Abrahão Gourgel, during her two-day working visit to Angola, said that the current partnership could be expanded to other ...

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Poland provides USD 100 million for sectors of the economy

Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Finance and BGK

One hundred million US dollars is the amount made available by the State Development Bank of Poland (BGK) to the Republic of Angola to finance projects in the fisheries, agriculture, transport and other key sectors of the economy.

This is the first financing of this bank to Angola, with a framework for a long-term credit line, whose terms shall be based on the ...

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Angola has 116 thousand km² of the copperbelt

Francisco Queiros, Minister of Geology and Mining / Photo: Joaquina Neto

The Minister of Geology and Mining, Francisco Queiros, said that according to airborne geophysical survey of Angola done under the National Geological Survey Plan (Planageo), the copperbelt of Zambia and DR Congo extends to the Angolan territory by at least 116 thousand square kilometers.

In addition to the copper belt, the minister said that the geological survey carried out within the framework of Planageo enabled ...

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GE invests USD 1 billion in Angola

President José Eduardo dos Santos (right), grants audience to GE Chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Immelt / Photo: Francisco Miudo

One billion US dollars is the amount that is being invested in Angola by the North American business group GE in sectors such as power, transportation, oil, gas and health, announced on Wednesday, in Luanda, the Chairman and CEO of the company, Jeffrey Immelt.

Speaking to the press after an audience granted by the President of the ...

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