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9 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Angola: New Logistics Platforms Benefit Domestic Production

The new logistics platforms will benefit domestic production and increase the supply of transport infrastructure and logistics, capable of facing the growth process of the national economy, said in Luanda, the director general of the National Shippers Council, Agostinho Itembo. Speaking to ANGOP, on the theme "The logistics platforms and commercial activity," Agostinho Itembo emphasized that these platforms - typical of the processes of evolution of economies - are experienced in any period of the history of society.

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14 hrs ago | International Monetary Fund

Angola: IMF Deputy Managing Director Naoyuki Shinohara Visits To Discuss Economic Challenges

Mr. Naoyuki Shinohara, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund , visited Angola during September 14-16, 2014, and issued the following statement at the conclusion of the visit: "I would like to thank Vice-President Manuel Vicente for his hospitality and our fruitful discussions during my visit. I also had the privilege to meet the Acting President of the National Assembly Joana Lina Ramos Baptista, Minister of Finance Armando Manuel, National Bank of Angola Governor Jose Massano, and representatives of the business community and civil society.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Namibian

No murderers in war-De Klerk

THE United People's Movement deputy national chairperson Lukas Johannes de Klerk has condemned the Swapo government for denying former SWATF veterans' benefits. Speaking at a UPM rally at Karasburg on Saturday where the party launched its 16-point election manifesto ahead of the National and Presidential Elections in November, De Klerk said the Veterans Act "discriminates against SWAFT members".

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Angola: 2014/2015 Agricultural Campaign Engages Over 50.000 Families

The Agrarian Development Institute expects to assist in the 2014/2015 agricultural campaign at least 53.000 families from the four municipalities of the eastern Lunda Sul province, said on Friday in Saurimo city the local director for the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural development, Avelino Zeca. According to the director, 3.500 hectares of land are being prepared for the cultivation of cereals, vegetables and several horticultural products.

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AllAfrica.com

Angola: Logging in Cuima Forest Polygon Banned

CaA la - The logging in forest polygon of Cuima commune, Cala district, 80 km south of the central Huambo province's capital has been banned since early this month. Speaking to Angop on Saturday, the administrator of Cala district, Victor Tchissingui, said the move aims at protecting and conservation of the forest.

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Angola: Over 40 New Suspected Mined Areas Identified

The areas are based in the eastern corridor of the central Huambo province, comprising the municipalities of Catchiungo and Chicala-Choloanga as far as in the border with Bie province. The head of brigade of INAD, Victor Jorge, disclosed the information to Angop, explaining that the discovery is the result of action research conducted by sappers.

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Angola: State Secretary Stresses Investment in Science and Technology

The secretary of State for Science and Technology, Joo Sebastio Teta, reaffirmed on Friday in Luanda that the National Policy on Science, Technology and Innovation is the instrument of the Angolan Government to design and implement strategies and mechanisms that will elevate Angola to great achievements in this field. Speaking at the opening of the 6th edition of the Angola Inventor/Creator Fair , the official said that to achieve this goal, the Ministry of Science and Technology has outlined programmes and it has implemented a number of projects.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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Project 'Angola Online' officially launched [Bizcommunity (South Africa)]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BizTech Africa reports that a digital project, named Angola Online, has officially been launched by the country's Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, in partnership with the National...For more: - BizTech Africa: Angola Online free internet project launched in Luanda... According to the report, the project includes the nationwide installation of free internet access points in areas of higher population density, and will ultimately aim to have five million Angolans connected by 2017.

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Angola: UNACA to Harvest Over 700,000 Tons of Maize

At least 748,073 tons of maize will be harvested by the end of next December by small farmers in the coastal strip of the province of Benguela, seeking to safeguard the sustainability of families, under the Program to Combat Poverty and Hunger, reported Friday, the provincial chairperson of Unaca, Joao Januario. Speaking to ANGOP, Joao Januario said a total of 490,549 Kwanza were made available under the agricultural credit campaign, having benefited 502,000 small farmers as an incentive to production and productivity, to improve the lives of households and achieve desired goals in fighting hunger and poverty.

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Angola: Kenya to Rely On Angola in Oil Exploration Field

Kenya may count on the technical support of the Angolan authorities in the exploration and development of the oil sector. The diplomat announced this to the press soon after the end of an audience the Angolan head of State, Jos Eduardo dos Santos, granted to him.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

In-depth Africa

Celebrating our Heroes and Heriones

Abdul Samad Minty: Agitator for the non-aggression of the Frontline States and a fierce campaigner for the military and nuclear embargo against the apartheid regime THE analysis of the United Nations hearing on the non-aggression of the Frontline States during the struggle for liberation as well as scholarly studies on the nuclear embargo against the apartheid administration indicates that Abdul Samad Minty was one of the few international friends of Southern Africa who spearheaded such campaigns. He, amongst others, acted in solidarity with the oppressed people of Southern Africa and took it upon himself to fight on the international front against the destabilization of the Southern African region by the apartheid regime.

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Angola: Tourism Accelerates Job Creation - Hotel Minister

Angolan minister of Hotel and Tourism, Pedro Mutindi, said Wednesday that tourism sector increases and accelerates the creation of employment for young people and contribute significantly to the rapid economic development of the country. Pedro Mutindi was speaking at the inauguration of Mulombe and Luauca hotel facilities, and tourist village of Tchilindro on the outskirts of Menongue, capital of south-east province of Cuando Cubango.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Sunday Herald

Inside Track: Angola's poor and the trickle-down impact of oil

In fact, they were former military generals from the victorious Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, inserted into top jobs at the end of the bloody civil war that ravaged the country for more than a quarter of a century. Now, more than a decade on, they are still in post as the country's oil boom bestows untold wealth on the ruling elite and their well-educated offspring become the latest generation to secure positions of influence.

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In-depth Africa

Special Envoy Djinnit praises Angola's pivotal role as Chair of...

Special Envoy Djinnit praises Angola's pivotal role as Chair of ICGLR, expresses strong support for region's commitment to neutralize negative forces LUANDA, Angola, September 11, 2014/African Press Organization / - UN Secretary General's Special Envoy Said Djinnit completed a two day visit in Luanda, Angola. The Special Envoy met with President Dos Santos as well as Ministers of External Relations and Defense.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

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Central Africa: UN Pledges Support for Angola's Great Lakes Effort

The Special Representative of the Secretary General for West Africa, Said Djinnit, said Monday in Luanda that his organisation wants to further strengthen relations with Angola to help the country solve the political and military crisis in the Great Lakes Region. Said Djinnit, who is also the head of the United Nations Office for West Africa was speaking to Angop short after arriving at Luanda's "4 de Fevereiro" International Airport.

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Angola: Degradation of Roads Hinders Flow of Products to Cities

The degradation of some access roads has contributed significantly to the weak flow of domestic production to provincial capitals, admitted on Monday the economist Fernando Osmar. Speaking to ANGOP, in Luanda, on the theme "The flow of agricultural production," the economist said that due to lack of means of transportation of the products from the countryside, especially from the peasant families, the goods up being deteriorated.

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Angola: 18th African Electricity Companies Congress Opens

The 18th Congress of the African Electricity Companies opened Tuesday in Luanda under the theme Energetic Mix in Africa, challenges and perspectives, during a ceremony presided over by the Angolan minister of Energy and Water, Joo Baptista Borges. The event taking place for the first time in Angola is intended to promote the development and integration of the African electricity sector, being attended by 47 countries.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

News24

.com | State is auctioned to the highest bidder

September is Public Service Month and we remember the deaths of Suliman Saloojee, Alpheus Maliba, Jacob Monakgotla, Imam Abdullah Haron, Looksmart Ngudle and Steve Biko. These martyrs cannot die in vain when our state is auctioned to the highest bidders whose criminal motive is corruption at all costs.

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Angola: Finance Minister of Zimbabwe Leaves Luanda

The Minister of Finance of Zimbabwe, Undenge Samuel, returned, Sunday, to his country, after attending the 14th meeting of Finance ministers of Southern and Eastern Africa , which took place on Friday, Luanda. During the work, attended by 17-member countries, the Republic of Angola assumed the presidency of the organization in place of the Republic of Namibia.

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Angola: UN Special Envoy for Great Lakes Expected in Angola On Monday

Luanda - The Assistant-Secretary General of the United Nations and Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region, Said Djinnit, will make an official visit to Angola, on 08-10 September, during which he is to hold meetings with members of the Angolan Executive According to a press note from the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Said Djinnit is scheduled to arrive in Luanda on Monday evening. The top UN official, who is from Algeria, was appointed to be Special Envoy to the Great Lakes last July, by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, in replacement of the Irish Mary Robinson.

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