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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Angola will Host the Meeting of the Ministers of Finance and Governors of the Central African Banks

Partial View of the Bay of Luanda / Photo: Clemente Santos

Angola will host on August 27-28 the Meeting of the Ministers of Finance and Governors of the Central African Banks, the African Caucus. The meeting is an important opportunity for African leaders, represented by their Ministers of Finance, Planning and Governors of the Central Banks, to jointly present in a coordinated and organized way the major and current concerns affecting the economies of the African continent, ...

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Angola and Japan Sign Loan Agreement

The Ministers of Finance of Japan and of the Republic of Angola Shaking Hands

The Minister of Finance of the Republic of Angola, Armando Manuel and the President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Akihiko Tanaka, signed on August 17 in Tokyo, Japan, a 23.64 trillion yen loan agreement. The loan designated as “Development Policy Loan” was preceded by an Exchange of Notes signing ceremony held in Luanda (Angola) on July 31.

The three-day visit to Japan by ...

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Angolan President Receives Message from Ugandan Counterpart

Crispus Kiyonga, Special Envoy of the Ugandan President / Photo: Francisco Miudo

The Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, received on August 18, at the Presidential Palace in Luanda a message from his counterpart of Uganda, Museveni Yoweru. The message was conveyed by Uganda’s Defense Minister, Crispus Kyonga, acting as a special envoy of the Ugandan leader.

Asked by the press about the current situation in the Great Lakes Region, particularly the crisis in Burundi, ...

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Private Investment in Angola Will Be Faster

Minister of Economy – Abrahão Gourgel / Photo: Rosário dos Santos

Private investment in Angola will be faster under the new Private Investment Law, adopted on August 11, said the Minister of Economy Abrahão Gourgel.

Speaking about the new law at a seminar held on August 17 on “Private Investment”, Abrahão Gourgel said the role of the National Private Investment Agency (ANIP) will be transferred to ministries and enabling the private investments process to be done faster as ...

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Zambia to Import Oil from Angola

Photo: Rogério Tuti © JAIMAGENS

The Zambian government’s intention to import, in the near future, oil from the Republic of Angola was the main issue discussed on August 10 at the Presidential Palace in Luanda during a meeting between the Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, and the Zambian Deputy Minister at State House, Mulenga Sata.

Addressing the press after the meeting, Mulenga Sata said that his country currently imports oil and oil by products from ...

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Angola Will Build an Undersea Cable Station and Data Center in Brazil

António Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables / Photo: Pedro Parente

The Angolan telecommunications operator, Angola Cables, has obtained land in Fortaleza, the capital of the Brazilian state of Ceará, to build an undersea fiber optic cable station and a data center for the system that will link Fortaleza (Brazil) to Luanda (Angola).

The official land handover ceremony was held on July 24th in Fortaleza, where the Mayor, Roberto Cláudio, and the CEO of Angola Cables, António Nunes signed ...

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Minister of External Relations at the CPLP Council of Ministers in Dili

Minister of External Relations, Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti  Photo: Pedro Parente

On July 24th, Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, attended in Dili, East Timor, the 20th Ordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (CPLP).

The meeting reviewed the activities carried out in the first year under the rotating presidency of the CPLP, which East Timor currently holds. The meeting also reviewed reports from the CPLP’s Executive Secretary, the International ...

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Parliament Approves Law on Private Investment

Photo: Clemente dos Santos

The Angolan Parliament approved on July 23rd, the Private Investment Law, which aims to adapt the system of tax benefits to the current economic dynamics of the country.
The draft bill, which was presented by the Minister of Economy, Abraão Gourgel, will reduce bureaucracy associated with the entry of investments. The bill establishes the general bases of private investment in Angola and outlines the principles and rules for access to incentives and other ...

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New Mining Areas Have Been Discovered

Francisco Monteiro Queirós – Minister of Geology and Mining / Photo: Pedro Parente

New mining areas have been discovered in the provinces of Huíla, Huambo, Kuando Kubango, Kwanza Norte and Kwanza Sul, under the geological survey program currently underway in the country, said the Minister of Geology and Mining, Francisco Monteiro Queiróz, adding that during the first phase of the geological survey program some mineral anomalies were identified in the aforesaid provinces which will be thoroughly surveyed ...

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