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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Agriculture at the Center of the Priorities of the Government

Minister of Agriculture, Pedro Canga / Photo: JAIMAGENS (Archive)

The agricultural sector is considered by the Angolan government, as one of the priority areas of the economic diversification program. Currently, agriculture in Angola is characterized by a production that falls short of what is required to meet the needs of the domestic market, consequently diverting huge financial resources to food imports.

The Minister of Agriculture, Afonso Pedro Canga considered the Angola-Japan Business Forum held in Angola in March 2015, as ...

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Minister of Economy Visits Japan

Minister Abrahão Gourgel with the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Hiroshi Moriyama

As a follow-up to the Angola-Japan Business Forum held last March in Luanda and as a co-organizer of the aforesaid event, the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Angola, H.E. Abrahão Pio dos Santos Gourgel, visited Japan from December 3 – 9.

During his stay in Tokyo, Minister Abrahão Gourgel held talks with the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, H.E. Motoo Hayashi, the ...

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US Wants Angola to Remain at the Helm of the ICGLR

Security and stability in Africa, Angola-US bilateral relations and the upcoming climate change conference, which will be held in France, were among the issues discussed at a meeting on November 18, 2015 in Washington between the Minister of External Relations of Angola, Georges Chicoti, and the US Secretary of State, John Kerry.

John Kerry reiterated the willingness of both countries to continue to exchange views on various global issues, such as international terrorism.
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Central Bank Releases New 50 and 100 Kwanza Coins

New 50 Kz and 100 Kz Coins / Photo: Lino Guimarães

The Central Bank of Angola (BNA) released on November 9, the new 50 and 100 Kwanza coins. This completes the launching of the new Kwanza series released back in 2012, which includes the 50 cents, 1 Kz, 5 Kz, 10 Kz and 20 Kz coins.

At the launching ceremony, the governor of BNA, José Pedro de Morais, said that despite this year’s slowdown in the economic growth ...

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Minister Kussumua Visits Japan to Strengthen Friendly Relations

The Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan, Yasuhisa Shiozaki and the Minister of Welfare and Social Reintegration of Angola, João Baptista Kussumua / Photo: Embassy of Angola in Japan

The Minister of Welfare and Social Reintegration of Angola, João Baptista Kussumua, paid an official visit to Japan from 20 to 26 October to strengthen the friendship and solidarity ties between the two countries as well as to review the level of cooperation in mining clearance ...

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New Luanda Airport to Open in 2017

Luanda Internacional Airport / Photo: JAIMAGENS

Construction works on the new Luanda International Airport will be completed by April 2017 according to the Minister of Transports, Augusto da Silva Tomás.

The Minister gave this information to the press during a field visit that by the Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos, on Monday, October 26 to the new Luanda International Airport, aimed at assessing the progress of the construction works.

Located 40 kilometers from the center of Luanda and ...

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