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Covid

Angola maintains closed borders to fend off COVID-19

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Angola said on Saturday it will maintain closed borders to fight and prevent a spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. According to a...
education

Angolan higher education institutions lay off over 13,500 employees

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The Association of Private Higher Education Institutions of Angola has suspended the employment contract of more than 13,500 employees amid the financial distress...
arrested

Over 930 people arrested for drug trafficking in Angola

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A total of 933 people have been arrested for drug trafficking by the Criminal Investigation Service (SIC) of Angola from January to June this...
banks

Angola national bank to release new banknotes

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A new series of banknotes made of polymer are due to enter into circulation in Angola from July 30, the governor of the National...
Angola

Private universities in Angola on brink of bankruptcy due to COVID-19

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Private higher education institutions in Angola run the risk of sinking to bankruptcy if classes are not resumed in July, the Angolan Association of...
Lockdown

Angolan President admits new lockdown possible if cases of COVID-19 continue rising

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Angola President Joao Lourenco on Saturday admitted the possibility of re-imposing a new lockdown in the face of the hike in the number of...
bond

Angola central bank spends over US$44 million on treasury bonds purchase

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The National Bank of Angola (BNA) spent 26.1 billion Kwanzas(44 million U.S. dollars) for the purchase of treasury bonds from 41 companies until June...
Agro ecological farming

Angola extends deadline for agro-industrial firms’ public tender

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Angola has extended the deadline to June 23 for the submissions of applications for the public tender for the privatization of 12 state-owned agro-industrial...
Angola

Angola spends over US$900,000 on COVID-19 testing

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Angola has spent 972,400 U.S. dollars to conduct 12,155 tests of COVID-19 since testing began in March, Health Minister Silvia Lutucuta said on Monday. ...
Angola

Angola to join G20 initiative to suspend debt payments

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Angola will join the Group of 20 (G20) Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI), which allows the country to direct funds to combat the impact...
Angola

Angola and France leaders discuss economic impact of COVID-19

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Angolan President Joao Lourenco and French President Emmanuel Macron held a telephone conversation on Monday, talking about current issues, especially the impact of COVID-19...
Angola

Reducing oil dependence is urgent for Angola amid oil price

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The production of goods and services may be the way to reduce the impact of COVID-19 and the drop in the price of oil...
Angola

More than 3,700 in Angola lose jobs due to COVID-19

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At least 3, 728 workers had lost their jobs in the last two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Teresa Rodrigues Dias, Minister of...
diamonds

Angola to produce less than 2 million carats of diamonds in 2020 due to...

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Angola will produce less than 2 million carats, rather than the 8 million previously expected for 2020, Ganga Junior, CEO of the National Diamond...
agricultural productivity

Angolan agri-producers provided with US$120 million financial aid in credit lines

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Angola announced a plan to offer financial support to its agricultural sector by providing credit lines worth 120 million U.S. dollars, in a bid...
Angola

UN grants US$16 million to aid Angola fight COVID-19

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The United Nations (UN) has granted 16 million U.S. dollars to complement Angola's effort in fighting the COVID-19, the UN's resident coordinator in Angola,...
Angola

Angola re-imposes sanitary cordon following 3-day lift

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Angola re-imposed on Tuesday the sanitary cordon it lifted from Saturday to Monday to enable people, who were caught out of their province during...
petroleum revenue

Oil price war could create decline in Angola’s economy

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The oil price war together with COVID-19 outbreak is affecting Angola, Angolan economist Carlos Rosado de Carvalho said in an interview to Xinhua. ...
Coronavirus

Angola reinforces measures to prevent spread of COVID-19 after 2 cases confirmed

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Angola registers two positive cases of coronavirus, the Minister of Health Silvia Lutukuta announced at a press conference Saturday morning in Luanda. ...
Angola

Angola reports first two confirmed COVID-19 cases

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Angola registered two positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Minister of Health Silvia Lutukuta announced at a press conference Saturday morning in...
Teacher

Angola teachers’ union calls off strike

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Angola's Higher Education Teachers' Union (SINPES), which planned to go on strike from Friday over arrears, has suspended the action after an agreement with...
diamond

Angola’s diamond tax revenues grow 41.6 percent in last 2 years

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Tax revenues generated by diamond trading have increased 41.6 percent over the last two years in Angola, the country's National Diamond Company (Endiama) said...
Jose Eduardo dos Santos

Angola’s ex-president confirms ordered transfer of US$500 million

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Angolan former president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, confirmed on Tuesday that he ordered the ex-governor of the country's central bank (BNA) to transfer 500...
Fuel

Angola to build 1,132 new fueling stations nationwide

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Angola will build 1,132 new fueling stations nationwide by 2022, director general of the Petroleum Derivatives Regulatory Institute, Albino Ferreira, said on Friday. ...
accident

4 killed in road accident in Angola’s central region

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At least four people were killed and eleven others were seriously injured after a taxi car and a mini truck collided early on Friday...
education

Angola’s finance ministry forbids private schools from increasing fees

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Private education institutions in Angola, which early this year sought to increase price of school fees, have been prevented from doing so by the...
banks

Angolan commercial banks purchase forex directly from oil, gas firms

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Angolan commercial banks purchased 277.7 million U.S. dollars and 95,000 euros from oil and gas firms in January, after the country's central bank, BNA,...
poverty

Angola, UNDP discuss poverty reduction

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Angolan government officials and representatives of the civil society organizations in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) discussed alleviating poverty in the...
oil spill

Angola probes oil spill in Soyo region

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Angola's environment ministry is investigating an oil spill in the beaches of Soyo, in the country's northern province of Zaire, the ministry said on...
Quadripartite Summit | Luanda, 12 July 2019

Next quadripartite summit to be held in border area between Rwanda, Uganda

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The heads of state of Angola, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda have decided to meet again on Feb. 21 at another quadripartite...