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UN Concerned Over Expulsion of Congolese Refugees From Angola

[East African] The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Wednesday expressed concern over the repatriation of 530 DR Congolese refugees from Angola. (AllAfrica)

Civil War Landmines Kill Six in Angola

[CAJ News] Luanda -SIX people have over the past year been killed after explosions by landmines planted during the Angolan civil war from 1975-92. (AllAfrica)

President João Lourenço Gets Message From Chinese Counterpart

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan President, João Lourenço, last Wednesday in Luanda received a message from his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, whose content was not revealed to the press. (AllAfrica)

Angola Envisages Signing of Agreement With Holy See

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan government has been working on a document for the signing of an agreement with the Holy See and, in this ambit, it has set up a commission that is tasked with negotiating the accord. (AllAfrica)

Minister Attends Tourism Fair in Germany

[ANGOP] Luanda -The minister of Hotels and Tourism, Ângela Bragança, is since last Wednesday in Berlin, Germany, where she is representing the country in the International Tourism Trade Fair of Berlin (ITB), happening from 07 to 12 March. (AllAfrica)

Culture Minister Wants Solidarity Spirit in Artists' Association

[ANGOP] Luanda -Culture minister Carolina Cerqueira last Wednesday in Luanda appealed to the members of the Angolan Association of Artists and Songwriters (UNAC) to adopt a spirit of solidarity and serenity in face of the recent controversy in the institution, following an alleged dismissal of its chairman. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - 1º De Agosto Get Narrow Win Over South Africa's Bidvest

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola's 1º de Agosto football squad last Wednesday, in Luanda, beat the Bidvest Wits team of South Africa by 1-0, in the first-leg encounter of the last eliminatory round of the African Champion Clubs Cup group stage qualifiers. (AllAfrica)

Angola Forces Hundreds of Congolese Back to War

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -ANGOLA has come under criticism for deporting 530 Congolese refugees despite the rekindling of tensions in the Kasai region. (AllAfrica)

Abuse Among Refugees Rife in Angola Settlements

[CAJ News] Luanda -MORE than 170 cases of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) have been reported at refugee settlements in Angola since the establishment of the data collection system last July. (AllAfrica)

Investigation Finds Cause of "Blackout" At Airport

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Ministry of Transport has ordered an investigation to determine responsibilities and the reasons why the 4 de Fevereiro International Airports was last Sunday experienced five hours of blackout. (AllAfrica)

Government Improves Technical Conditions for ID Card Issuing

[ANGOP] Nhârea -The Angolan Government will increasingly improve the technical conditions of the identity card issuing process, so as to enable citizens to have this document, in a short time, without traveling great distances. (AllAfrica)

Successful Housing Projects Go Through Decentralization of Services - Architect

[ANGOP] Luanda -The success of housing projects under implementation in the country go through the decentralization of health, education, banking, finance and other services, by allowing the population to be set in the places where they are built, said architect António Gameiro. (AllAfrica)

Russian Foreign Minister Stops Over During Africa Tour

[Deutsche Welle] The veteran Russian politician is in Africa at the same time as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes his maiden visit to the continent. (AllAfrica)

Reactivation of CFB's International Traffic Makes Angola Strong

[ANGOP] Luena -The official was speaking at the arrival ceremony of the inaugural train carrying 50 containers, with 1000 tons of manganese from Kasenge in Democratic Republic of Congo. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - 1º De Agosto Seek Good Result in Champions League

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola?s 1º de Agosto intend to score as many goals as possible and to concede none ,when they face South Africa?s Bidvest Wits this Wednesday, in Luanda, for the first-leg of the African Champion Clubs Cup group stage qualifiers. (AllAfrica)

Angola Attends Security, Terrorism Congress

[ANGOP] Luanda -A delegation headed by the Interior minister, Ângelo de Barros Veiga Tavares, is participating in the Congress on Security and Combat against International Terrorism running on March 6-7 in London, United Kingdom. (AllAfrica)

President Sends Condolences Message to Parliament Speaker

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan president, João Lourenço, sent a condolences message on Tuesday to the Speaker of the Angolan National Assembly (AN), Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, over the death of his mother. (AllAfrica)

Minister Highlights Benguela Railway's Role in Regional Development

[ANGOP] Luanda -The role that the Benguela Railway (CFB) can play for national and regional development was highlighted Monday by the Transport Minister, Augusto da Silva Tomás, in Luau, eastern Moxico province. (AllAfrica)

Giant Sable Antelope Remains At Risk of Extinction - Minister

[ANGOP] Luanda -The minister of State and head of the President?s Civil Office, Frederico Cardoso, said Tuesday in Luanda, that despite the encouraging results of the work to preserve the Giant sable antelope, the country has not yet reached the stage of non-retrocession to the risk of extinction of this species. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - "Team Played Sluggishly" - Coach

[ANGOP] Luanda -The coach of Petro de Luanda, Beto Bianchi, said last Tuesday that the nil-nil draw with SuperSport United team of South Africa was due to the fact that his squad played sluggishly. (AllAfrica)

Angola to Attend 5th AU Trade Ministers' Conference

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Trade minister, Joffre Van-Dúnem Júnior is due to represent the country in the 5th Conference of the African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) taking place from 8 to 9 March this year in Kigali, Rwanda. (AllAfrica)

Isabel dos Santos Denies Allegations of Graft at Oil Firm

[VOA] Isabel dos Santos, the former head of Angola's state-owned Sonangol oil company, is denying her successor's allegations that she engaged in questionable business dealings related to the firm. (AllAfrica)

Half-a-Billion-Dollar Scam of Espírito Santo Bank

[Maka] In the plunder that has been carried out in Angola, little has been said about the extraordinary role of Portuguese facilitators -- especially bank executives, lawyers and intermediaries -- in setting up related operations. Little is also said about the extremely harmful role they play in Angola, while pretending to be above reproach. (AllAfrica)

Country Has Now 200 Giant Sable Antelopes

[ANGOP] Luanda -The number of giant sable antelopes in the country has now reached 200 samples, collected in the past ten years, 60 of which are in the Cangandala national park and 140 in the Luando natural reserve in the northern Malanje Province. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - Petro De Luanda to Face Super Sport of South Africa

[ANGOP] Luanda -Petro de Luanda is to face South Africa's Super sport United this Tuesday afternoon in the first leg of the Confederation of African Football Cup qualifiers. (AllAfrica)

CPJ Urges Angola's President to Champion Press Freedom

[CPJ] President Joao Lourenco (AllAfrica)

At Least 300,000 Plants of Arabica Coffee Distributed

[ANGOP] Cuito -At least 300,000 plants of Arabica coffee were already distributed this year to re-launch, encourage and increase the harvest and production levels of this product in the central provinces of Bié, Cuanza Sul and Huambo. (AllAfrica)

With Fibre Connections to North and South America and Asia, Angola Cables Is Pitching Itself As a Global Player

[Balancing Act] London -Data demand in Africa continues to grow strongly through a combination of reduced wholesale and retail prices and new digital services. This demand is driving a third generation of cables to connect the continent. Russell Southwood spoke to Antonio Nunes, CEO, Angola Cables about one of the newest entrants, the SACS cable. (AllAfrica)

Mineral Transportation From DR Congo Brings Advantages to Angola

[ANGOP] Luau -The resumption of mineral transportation from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the port of Lobito through Benguela's railways is a great advantage to the country taking into account that the expected revenues can contribute to the development of this region. (AllAfrica)

Minister Satisfied With Level of Agricultural Production

[ANGOP] Cuito -The minister of Agriculture and Forests, Marcos Alexandre Nhunga, last Sunday in Chinguar Municipality, central Bié Province, manifested his satisfaction at the level of the local agricultural production and the engagement of peasants in the present cultivation campaign. (AllAfrica)

2018 Macroeconomic Programming Approved

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Economic Commission of the Cabinet Council approved on Wednesday, in Luanda, the 2018 executive macroeconomic programming during a session presided over by the Head of State, João Lourenço. (AllAfrica)