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Supreme Court Backs Labour Law for Development

[ANGOP] Luanda -Supreme Court has called for the creation of a labour court to ensure the protection of employees and employers for generation of wealth and economic and social development in Angola. (AllAfrica)

Path to Justice - Prosecuting the Guilty and Recovering the Stolen Billions

[Maka] The dramatic recent arrests of high-ranking figures linked to former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos has gripped the public. Yet little or nothing has been revealed about the struggle to recover the billions of dollars stolen from the public purse during Dos Santos's corrupt regime. (AllAfrica)

Angola Encourages UN Reforms

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola encourages the continuation of reforms taking place in the United Nations (UN) and the commitment to the reinforcement of the co-operation among nations, in the framework of peace maintenance, the secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Téte António, informed on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Angolan Guitarist Defends Valorisation of Traditional Music

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Ngoma Jazz band guitarist Matumona Sebastião, last Wednesday in Luanda defended that the artistic sector needs to value more the country's traditional music genres, such as Semba, Kilapanga, Cabecinha, among others. (AllAfrica)

Angola's Erca Takes Over Chair of Portuguese Language Media Body

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Media Regulatory Body (ERCA) last Tuesday in Luanda assumed the rotational presidency of the Platform of Media Regulatory Bodies of the Portuguese Speaking Countries and Territories (PER), during the institution's Restricted Plenary Assembly. (AllAfrica)

European Union Backs Drought Fight Project

[ANGOP] Luanda -At least EUR 65 million have been made available by the European Union for the implementation of a resilience programme against drought in the southern provinces of Huila, Namibe and Cunene, informed last Wednesday, in Luanda, the EU ambassador to Angola, Tomas Ulicny. (AllAfrica)

Amputee Football Team Leave for World Cup Venue

[ANGOP] Luanda -With eight vice-champion players (Culiacan2014), the Angolan National Amputee Football Team left last Tuesday for Guadalajara, Mexico, where next Saturday will face Spain for the debut round of the World Cup. (AllAfrica)

1º De Agosto Fail to Get Pass to Champions League Final

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola's 1º de Agosto squad last Tuesday in Tunis lost 2-4 to Tunisia's Esperance, in the second-leg encounter of the semi-final of the African Champion Clubs Cup in football. (AllAfrica)

Head of State Sets Up Commission for Civil Decorations

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, last Tuesday set up the Commission for Civil Decorations, co-ordinated by Frederico Cardoso, State minister and head of the Civil Office (chief of staff) of the President of the Republic. (AllAfrica)

Minister Defends Media Regulation

[ANGOP] Luanda -Joao Melo praised the importance of bodies and structures such as the Platform for Social Media Regulators of Portuguese-Speaking Countries and Territories, whose officials are meeting in Luanda to analyze issues related to communication, freedom and regulation. (AllAfrica)

Teacher Defends Introduction of Bantu Linguistics in Universities

[ANGOP] Luanda -The teacher Vatomene Kukanda has defended in Luanda that there is need for the introduction of the Bantu Linguistics subject in the courses of anthropology, history and linguistics. (AllAfrica)

Cuanza Norte Intends to Evaluate Mineral Potential

[ANGOP] Ndalatando -The mineral potential of the province of Cuanza Norte has yet to be quantified, but it is estimated that there are huge deposits of granite and marble in the region that need to be studied, said Saturday the director of the provincial Office of Commerce, Industry and Mineral Resources, Velinho de Barros. (AllAfrica)

Fears of Humanitarian Crisis Mount in Congo After Angola Expels Thousands

[RFI] The Democratic Republic of Congo has threatened action over Angola's allegedly brutal expulsion of 40,000 of its citizens. The move is part of a crackdown on illegal diamond mining. Since 1 October, 200,000 Congolese migrants have returned home, an influx that could result in a humanitarian crisis. (AllAfrica)

Infrastructure Construction Costs U.S$99.5 Billion

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Government invested nearly US $ 99.5 billion between 2002 and 2015 in the construction and reconstruction of economic and social infrastructure. (AllAfrica)

Angola to Seek Partnerships in Intra-African Trade Fair

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF), to be held from 11 to 17 December in Cairo, Egypt, a promotion of the African Union (AU) and Afrexibank, will provide an opportunity for Angolan public and private companies to seek investment in Angola. (AllAfrica)

Angola Denounces Campaign Intended to Undermine Relations With DR Congo

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan authorities last Wednesday in Luanda denounced an alleged campaign intended to undermine the good relations between Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). (AllAfrica)

Angola Attends International Symposium On Trafficking of Cultural Property

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Republic of Angola is participating on 17-19 October in Hanoi, Vietnam, in the 10th International Symposium on Trafficking of Cultural Property, Works of Art and Antiques. (AllAfrica)

Namibia Reaffirms Co-Operation With Angola

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Namibian ambassador to Angola, Cláudia Grace Uushona, last Wednesday in Luanda manifested her country's willingness to strengthen the co-operation with the Angolan state in the domain of former combatants and war veterans. (AllAfrica)

Major Taxpayers' Revenue Grows 18 Percent

[ANGOP] Luanda -The tax revenue from non-oil taxes of major taxpayers reached 504.3 billion kwanzas from January to September, an increase of 18 percent over the same period of last year. (AllAfrica)

Gma Produces 5 Million Bags of Wheat-Flour

[ANGOP] Luanda -The GMA Consortium recorded from June 2017 to September 2018 a total production of more than 250,000 tons of wheat-flour, which is equivalent to 5 million bags (50 kg bags) of the product, reason why the company's board has made a positive assessment of its production just over one year after its launching (AllAfrica)

DR Congo Threatens International Action Over Angola Expulsions

[Monitor] The Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday threatened to take international action over Angola's recent, and allegedly violent, expulsion of some 200,000 illegal migrants from its west African neighbour. (AllAfrica)

Angolan Delegation on Study Tour

[New Times] A high-level delegation from Angola, led by the Minister of Territorial Administration and State Reforms, Adão Francisco Correia de Almeida, are in the country on a study tour to learn from Rwanda's decentralisation and other governance processes. (AllAfrica)

Capture Fisheries in Benguela 34 Thousand Tons Below

[ANGOP] Benguela -In the first nine months of this year, capture fisheries in Benguela province fell to 46,000 tonnes compared to the same period in 2017, when 80,000 tonnes were recorded. (AllAfrica)

Rain Displaces 50 Families in Malanje

[ANGOP] Malanje -At least 50 households have been displaced after their homes were destroyed by rain coupled with strong winds that recently hit the northern province of Malanje. (AllAfrica)

Public Investment Program Limit Fixed At Over U.S.$3,3 Billion

[ANGOP] Luanda -The preliminary Public Investment Program (PIP) for the fiscal year 2019 includes financial income amounting to 1.85 trillion kwanzas, for projects in the energy and water, transport, education and health sectors. (AllAfrica)

Nzeto Administration Invests U.S.$86,000 in Bridge Construction

[ANGOP] Nzeto -At least twenty six million Kwanzas is the amount invested this year by the Nzeto Municipal Administration, Zaire province, in the construction of two reinforced concrete bridges over the Nvemba and Zimu rivers, on the road between the municipal seat and the commune of Kindege. (AllAfrica)

Mass Expulsion from Angola Could Spark Humanitarian Crisis

[VOA] The United Nations refugee agency warns the mass expulsion of an estimated 200,000 Congolese from Angola into Congo's unstable Kasai Central Province could trigger a humanitarian crisis. (AllAfrica)

President João Lourenço Dismisses CEO of Public Television

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan President, João Lourenço, last Tuesday dismissed José Fernando Gonçalves Guerreiro as C.E.O of the Public Television of Angola (TPA), to which post he had been appointed in November 2017. (AllAfrica)

Operation Transparency Shuts Down 67 Illegal Diamonds Cooperatives

[ANGOP] Luanda -At least 67 illegal diamonds cooperatives have been shut down by the Operation Transparency being conducted by Angola's border police, Criminal Investigation Service (SIC), plus the Immigration and Foreigners Service (SME), which resulted in the apprehension of 26,000 units of the precious stones. (AllAfrica)

Country Needs to Set a New Course - Opposition

[ANGOP] Menongue -The president of the major opposition UNITA party Isaias Samakuva defended Monday in Menongue, south-east Cuando Cubango province, the need for the country to set a new course in order to boost its sustainable development, without differences. (AllAfrica)

The Fall of the Dos Santos Clan

[Deutsche Welle] One year ago, the dos Santos family handed the Angolan presidency over to Joao Lourenco. The new president promised to tackle corruption which crippled the oil-rich nation. Now the ex-president's son has been arrested. (AllAfrica)