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Former Angolan general officials on retirement promise to wait for resolution on pension cuts

The chairman of the Association of Former General, Senior and Senior Reformed Officials of Angola has assured that the more than 350 members will wait for the resolution of the pension cuts decided in 2008 without any protest action.

Angola has no nuclear power stations or exploits radioactive minerals, says Government

Angola has no nuclear power plant nor extracts radioactive minerals, despite having in its territory more than 1,000 sources and several emitting equipment of ionizing radiation, said the Angolan secretary of State for Energy.

Macau | Angola to close commercial offices in Portugal, Brazil and Macau

The Angolan trade minister said today that all commercial representations of Angola abroad, including Portugal, Brazil and Macau, will be closed until the February 28 month, being replaced by a Commercial Attaché at the respective embassies

Angola says it is necessary to “attack the causes” of refugees in Africa

The Angolan foreign minister said that it was necessary to "tackle the causes" of the phenomenon of refugees and internally displaced persons, a central theme of the African Union (AU) summit, as well as to find ways to mitigate the consequences of the "scourge".

Macau | Local bank delegation promotes city as RMB clearance center in three African Portuguese-speaking countries

A delegation headed by the Macau Monetary Authority and including representatives from local banks BNU and Bank of China - Macau Branch visited Mozambique, Angola and Cape Verde to promote Macau as a RMB clearance centre

Angolan doctors to protest against “silence of the authorities”

Angolan doctors announced a protest march on the 16 of this month to demand from the authorities "responses to the demands and more speed" in the public contest for the entry of new professionals "full of bureaucracies."

Angolan doctors to protest against “silence of the authorities”

Angolan doctors announced a protest march on 16 this month to demand from the authorities "responses to the demands and more speed" in the public contest for the entry of new professionals "full of bureaucracies ".

New laws and oil prices lead companies to bet on Angola, says analyst

Oil analyst Adam Pollard told Lusa that oil companies "are looking at Angola again" because of oil prices and government-initiated reforms.

Angola: Intense rain partly destroys 711 residences in Luanda province

Heavy rain that fell for five hours in the Angolan province of Luanda flooded and partially destroyed 711 homes, leaving dozens of roads still flooded but without registration of victims, said the Protection today Civil of Angola.

Angola: Government to inject €280 million into largest bank

Angola is to inject €280 million into its largest bank BPC (Bank of Savings and Credit) to ensure it maintains normal activity, according to a presidential decree Lusa had access to

Angola made 495 million euros deal with the same company as the ‘hidden debt’ of Mozambique

The consultancy EXX Africa has warned that Angola may face reputational risks because the Angolan Ministry of Defense, when the current President was a minister, has made a deal of 495 million euros with companies involved in debt hidden in Mozambique.

Angola’s privatization plan involves telecommunications, oil, banking and insurance

The privatization plan prepared by the Angolan government involves sectors such as telecommunications, oil, banking and agriculture, Secretary of State for Finance and Treasury, Vera Daves said.

Angola: Central bank cuts lending rate to 15.75 pct; reserve requirements unchanged

The monetary policy committee of the National Bank of Angola (BNA) has lowered its benchmark lending rate to 15.75% from 16.5% while leaving unchanged at 17% the reserve ratio coefficient in the national currency and at 15% the coefficient in foreign currency, the central bank has announced

Angola: Criminalising LGBT defamation would be ‘greatest step’ forward – NGO

Angolan non-governmental organisation Íris Angola welcomed the country's move to decriminalise homosexuality but said the "greatest step" forward would be to criminalise defamation against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community

Angola: Former communications minister prevented from leaving country – media

Angolan MP Manuel Rebelais, the country's former communications minister, was prevented from leaving the country when attempting to board a plane to Lisbon on Thursday

Angola: Decriminalisation of homosexuality to ‘deepen debate’ – Association

The head of Angolan association Mãos Livres, Salvador Freire, said on Thursday that Angola's move to decriminalise homosexuality would enable more discussions regarding the issue

New Angolan Criminal Code decriminalizes homosexuality

The new Angolan Penal Code, approved by Parliament, decriminalizes the homosexual relationship in Angola, ensuring now that no one can be penalized for discrimination based on sexual orientation, a measure already welcomed today by Human Rights Watch (HRW).

ENI starts new oil block production in Angolan offshore

Italian oil company ENI announced the start of production in a new offshore oil well on the Angolan offshore, which is expected to guarantee an average of 13,000 barrels per day.

Angolan party leader files defamation lawsuit against journalists

Angolan head of the CASA-CE coalition, Abel Chivukuvuku, has filed a criminal defamation lawsuit against two journalists from "Despertar Radio", it was announced.

More than 2,200 foreigners expelled from Angola in the last week

Angola's Foreign and Migration Service (SME) expelled last week 2,248 foreign nationals by "judicial and administrative decision" and arrested 173 citizens for "permanence and aid to illegal immigration" , said the official source.
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