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Zambia Supports Institutionalisation of SADC Parliament

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Republic of Zambia is in favour of making the SADC Parliamentary Forum evolve into a regional parliament, said last Friday in Luanda the Speaker of the Angolan National Assembly, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos. (AllAfrica)

Journalists' Acquittal a Victory for Free Speech in Angolan

[HRW] A court in Luanda, Angola's capital, today acquitted investigative journalist Rafael Marques and editor Mariano Bras on accusations of insulting the state, a huge victory for press freedom in a country where the media have often been targets of government repression. (AllAfrica)

Hotels and Tourist Infrastructures Increase in Cuanza Sul

[ANGOP] Sumbe -The number of hotels and tourist infrastructures in central Cuanza Sul have being increasing during the last years thanks to investments made in this sector, said on Thursday the local governor, Eusébio de Brito Teixeira. (AllAfrica)

Huíla - Lubango to Have Maternity and Pediatric Hospital

[ANGOP] Lubango -A maternity and pediatric hospital is being built in Lubango city, southern Huila, to provide the main health care assistance in this specialty, announced on Wednesday the Finance minister, Augusto Archer Mangueira. (AllAfrica)

João Lourenço Reaffirms Relations With Portugal "Are Good"

[ANGOP] Strasbourg, France -The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, reaffirmed Wednesday that bilateral relations with Portugal are good and that before the end of this year will receive the Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa, in Luanda. (AllAfrica)

Attorney-General Calls for More Efficient Work of Prosecutors

[ANGOP] Luena -Attorney-General Hélder Pitta Grós on Wednesday called for a more efficient work of the Public Prosecution Department, so that the justice sector can make a more efficacious contribution to the harmonisation of the society. (AllAfrica)

Fuel Price Can Be Readjusted

[ANGOP] Luena -The Finance Ministry and State-owned oil company Sonangol are pondering over the possibility of increasing the price of the fuel, announced on Wednesday in eastern Moxico, the Finance minister, Archer Mangueira. (AllAfrica)

Angola Attends African Public Libraries Conference

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola is until next Friday attending the African Public Libraries Conference and round table meeting of ministers of Arts and Culture of Africa in Durban, South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Culture Ministry Highlights Priest Belmiro's Solidarity Personality

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Culture Ministry on Wednesday in Luanda highlighted the work of the new bishop of Cabinda Diocese, Belmiro Chissengueti, focused on promoting unity of families, protection of vulnerable people and social cohesion. (AllAfrica)

Head of State Augurs Corruption Results Soon

[ANGOP] Strasbourg -The Angolan head of State, João Lourenço, said Wednesday in Strasbourg , France that the positive results of the fight against corruption and impunity will be felt soon. According to the President of the Republic who was addressing the European Parliament, these are measures aimed at moralizing society and creating a better business environment in Angola. (AllAfrica)

Angola - President Congratulates Cabe Verde, Mexico Counterparts

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan head of State João Lourenço Wednesday congratulated his Cape Verdean counterpart, Jorge Carlos Fonseca on 43rd anniversary of his country independence, on Thursday, Angop has learnt. (AllAfrica)

Vice-President of Republic Swears in Economic and Social Advisor

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Vice-President of the Republic, Bornito de Sousa, swore in this Wednesday in Luanda, his Economic and Social advisor and the director of the Office of Planning and Monitoring of the Supporting Bodies of the Vice President of the Republic respectively Victor Hugo Guilherme and Wilson Silves Manuel Rosário. (AllAfrica)

Port of Luanda Intends to Increase Cargo Movement

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Port of Luanda intends to increase cargo shipments to more than 8 million tons of goods this year, against the 7.7 million tons registered in 2017, said Tuesday the CEO of the Port of Luanda, Alberto Bengue. (AllAfrica)

Angola Denies Alleged Captivity of Mauritanian Businessman

[ANGOP] Nouakchott -Angolan Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto on Monday denied reports that the businessman and former Mauritanian presidential candidate Rachid Mustafa was in captivity in Angola. (AllAfrica)

Angolan President Addresses Letter to Rwandan Counterpart

[ANGOP] Nouakchott -The Angolan President, João Lourenço, addressed a letter to his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagamé, congratulating him for the exemplar way he led the African Union during his term. (AllAfrica)

Illegal Higher Education Institutions to Stop Activities in 2019

[ANGOP] Benguela -The minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Maria do Rosário Sambo, said on Monday in the centre-west Benguela Province that in 2019 illegal private higher education institutions will not be allowed to continue functioning. (AllAfrica)

Head of State Leaves for Strasbourg

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, left Tuesday morning for Strasbourg, France, where he is to deliver a speech at the European Parliament. (AllAfrica)

President João Lourenço Congratulates DR Congo

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan President, João Lourenço, congratulated his counterpart of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila, the people and government of this country, on the occasion of the 58th anniversary of its national independence, marked on June 30, ANGOP learned on Monday. (AllAfrica)

TV Zimbo's Serge Kalu On Taking On the State-Owned TPA - 'We Pride Ourselves On Showing More.'

[Balancing Act] London -Angola's TV Zimbo has been the pioneering privately owned broadcaster and has built itself a space. Once tightly controlled, the Angola broadcast market is now changing under the country's new President. At the recent Global Media Forum, Russell Southwood spoke to Serge Kalu, Programmes Manager, TV Zimbo about its output and how things are changing. (AllAfrica)

Foreign Affairs Minister Augusto Attending AU 31st Summit

[ANGOP] Nouakchott -An Angolan delegation led by the Foreign Affairs minister, Manuel Augusto, is attending the African Union Summit taking place from July1, 2 in Nouakchott, Mauritania. (AllAfrica)

Teachers' Union Defends Country's Educative Reform

[ANGOP] Cuito -The head of the Angolan Teachers Union (Sinprof), Guilherme Silva, defended on Saturday in central Bíe province, the need to outlining policies to revise the current educative reform in use in Angola, so as to improve the quality of education in the country. (AllAfrica)

Sums Don't Add Up for Angolan Central Bank

[Maka] Angola's central bank, the Banco Nacional de Angola (BNA) has failed to produce its accounts for the second year running, with the current BNA Governor, José de Lima Massano, forced to issue a written explanation to the Angolan President. (AllAfrica)

Petro Draw and Get Delayed in Leadership Race

[ANGOP] Luanda -Petro de Luanda lost the opportunity to join the leaders of the first division National Football Championship (Girabola2018) after drawing away nil-nil last Sunday with Académica do Lobito, in the 20th round of the Girabola. (AllAfrica)

Customers Owe to Electricity Company Over U.S.$20 Million

[ANGOP] Lubango -More than 5.8 billion kwanzas is the value of the global debt contracted by the electric power consumers of the municipalities of Lubango, Humpata, Chibia, Matala and Quipungo, province of Huíla, to the National Electricity Distribution Company (ENDE). (AllAfrica)

Catholic Church Deems Mbanza Kongo Its Inheritance

[ANGOP] Mbanza Kongo -The chairman of the Angola and São Tomé Episcopal Conference (CEAST), Dom Filomeno Vieira Dias, last Sunday in Mbanza Kongo, northern Zaire Province, said that the Catholic Church is one of the inheritors and historical guardians of this locality (Mbanza Kongo), which last year was declared by the UNESCO a World Heritage Site. (AllAfrica)

National Basketball Team Loses, but Gets Pass to Next Stage

[ANGOP] Luanda -The senior males National Basketball Team last Sunday in Cairo lost 56-66 to DR Congo, in the last round of the second eliminatory stage qualifier for the 2019 China World Cup, having, however, guaranteed the pass to next eliminatory stage (AllAfrica)

New Tariff for Energy and Water Ends Random Estimates

[ANGOP] Benguela -The new tariff code for energy and drinking water, which will come into force shortly in the country, includes, among others, the principle of payment for the actual consumption of the client, with definition of rules and criteria, unlike the previous one, whose procedure was based on random estimates. (AllAfrica)

Angola Settles U.S.$51,1 Million Debt

[Namibian] Bank of Namibia deputy governor Ebson Uanguta said the Banco Nacional De Angola has paid the outstanding US51,1 million debt owed Namibia. (AllAfrica)

Angola Waives Visa Requirements for Rwandans

[New Times] With effect from July 1, 2018, Rwandan citizens travelling to Angola will no longer be required to have visas to enter Angolan territory. (AllAfrica)

Central Bank Dismisses Board of Angolan Business and Trade Bank

[ANGOP] Luanda -The National Bank of Angola (BNA) sacked on Tuesday the Board of Directors of the Angolan Business and Trade Bank (BANC) and appointed interim administrators for the institution. (AllAfrica)

Bill On Public Holidays Approved By MPs in General Terms

[ANGOP] Luanda -The National Assembly approved in its general terms on Thursday the Bill on National and Local public holidays, as well as National Celebration Dates, which introduces amendments tailored to the new context of development. (AllAfrica)