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  • Congo's Sassou hails retiring dos Santos for service to Africa

    ANGOLA, 2017/09/10 Outgoing Angolan president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, has received praise from his Congolese counterpart, Denis Sassou Nguesso, the ruling MPLA have said. A message accompanying a photo posted on the MPLA’s Twitter handle read: “President Dennis Sassou Nguesso pays homage to José Eduardo dos Santos, for his deeds for peace in Africa.” Dos Santos, 75, bows out as president next 38 years in charge of the former Portuguese colony. He is set to be restored by his former Defense Minister, Joao Lourenco, who led the ruling MPLA into the last elections.
  • Bill Gates sees US likely to maintain aid levels for Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/15 The US will probably maintain its current levels of aid to Africa despite President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash funding, according to Bill Gates, the world’s richest man. Trump said in May his government would no longer allocate funding for family planning, a move that has the potential to undermine aid programs in the poorest nations in the world. However, with Congress in control of the budget, it’s unlikely that all cuts proposed by the Trump government will go ahead next year, Gates said in an interview in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.
  • Angola: Bié - Hunger Programme to Absorb Over Two Hundred Million Kwanzas

    ANGOLA, 2017/01/23 Additional than two hundred million Kwanzas are expected during the fiscal year 2017 to ensure the Programme to Combat Hunger and Poverty in Andulo municipality, central Bíé province. This was said to Angop on Thursday by the chief of municipal plan division, André Fernandes, at the end of the conference with the members of the municipal hearing and social concert council (CACS).
  • Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016

    AFGHANISTAN, 2015/01/20 The richest 1 % are likely to control additional than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening world inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The 80 wealthiest people in the world all own $1.9 trillion, the statement found, nearly the same all shared by the 3.5 billion people who occupy the bottom half of the world’s gain scale. (Last year, it took 85 billionaires to equal that figure.) And the richest 1 % of the people, who number in the millions, control nearly half of the world’s total wealth, a share that is as well increasing.
  • Angola: Minars Hands Over Goods to Elderly People in Cacongo

    ANGOLA, 2014/10/19 At least 100 elderly people of Tando Pala locality, Cacongo municipality, northern Cabinda province, benefitted on Friday from foodstuff donated by the Provincial Department for Assistance and Social Reintegration (MINARS). The donation comprises several foodstuff, wheelchairs, crutches and hygienic means. The provincial secretary of MINARS in Cabinda, Mónica Manuel, reaffirmed on the occasion the investment of the government in continuing to pay attention to the elderly people within its possibilities, so as to minimize their difficulties.
  • Russia-Angola Debt Deal

    ANGOLA, 2014/02/23 So it's over. There will be no further investigation - let alone prosecution - in Switzerland of the individuals and companies involved in a massive and extremely dodgy Russian-Angolan deficit transaction. The news that activists in Angola and Britain had been fearing came on Monday at the same time as the Swiss Attorney General announced that no further action would be taken in relation to the criminal complaint that was filed last April by Angola's Maos Livres (Clean Hands) and Corruption Watch UK. While the Attorney General issued a statement this week next apparently completing 'preliminary investigations' but the writing has been on the wall since the end of last year at the same time as Arcadi Gaydamak - one of the prime beneficiaries of the dubious transaction - was not interrogated while in Swiss custody on an unrelated issue.
  • Inequality rises in resource rich countries in Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/21 Despite catalysing strong economic increase, the revenues taken from resources are widening the gap between rich and poor in a lot of African nations, the Africa Evolution Panel says.  While the continent’s 20 resource rich nations account for almost 80 % of its gross domestic product and per capita incomes have generally increased, these nations’ records on poverty reduction and human development are chequered, the APP says in its Africa Evolution Statement 2013. “Africa’s increase figures are real and there is nothing wrong with resource based increase in terms of taking off, but increase has got to be equitable,” Strive Masiyiwa, a member of the Panel and founder of Econet Wireless said.
  • European Union funds development projects in Angola

    ANGOLA, 2013/04/28 The European Union plans to donate 29.6 million euros (3.735 billion kwanzas) to finance activities included in the Social Support Fund (FAS IV) under the terms of a new cooperation agreement signed Tuesday in Luanda. According to Angolan news agency Angop, this donation from the European Development Fund is added to 13.321 billion kwanzas, from a joint fund, which includes a loan of 7.719 billion kwanzas from the World Bank and a contribution of 5.602 billion kwanzas from the Angolan government, making a total of 17.056 billion kwanzas for FAS IV projects.
  • Heavy Rains Hit Over 3,370 Families in Kuando-Kubango Province

    ANGOLA, 2012/12/03 At least 3,372 people have been affected by the rains throughout this year, in the Southern East Kuando-Kubango province, says a statement from the provincial executive commission of the civil protection and fire, Angop has learnt.   The rains as well destroyed 89 residences, five churches, inclunding other 22 infrastructures partially.