By Mark | February 1, 2014
The Angola Monitor covers the politics, economics, human rights, democracy and development of Angola. It is published quarterly by Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA).
This issue covers:
Politics: the constitutional court ruling that MPs cannot hold inquiries into executive decisions, renewed speculation about the President’s health, Parliament’s approval of the 2014 budget, Independence Day celebrations and Brazil’s attempts to arrest an Angolan army general.
Economics: the potential impact of the new international transparency standards on the extractives industries, Isabel dos Santos’ latest media interests and South African company Nampak plans to build a $250m factory.
Human rights: the leaked government report which blames security forces for the death of two activists, the government crackdown on a UNITA demonstration and a funeral procession, rioting in Luanda’s prisons and the government announcement on restricting religious ‘sects’.
Aid and development: the cholera outbreak in the south of the country and the launch of a new farm scheme to improve market access. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | November 27, 2013
The Angola Monitor covers the politics, economics, democracy and human rights and development, of Angola. It is published quarterly by Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA).
This issue covers strains in the relationship with Portugal, speculation on the President’s health, Angola to be classed as a middle income country by 2018, two reports on the use of and lack of transparency on oil revenues, protestors arrested and alleged human rights abuses of prisoners and informal street vendors, and a new report on rural vulnerability adaptation and climate change. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | November 27, 2013
O Monitor de Angola aborda a política, economia, desenvolvimento, democracia e direitos humanos em Angola. É publicado trimestralmente pela Ação pela África Austral (ACTSA, sigla em inglês).
Esta edição cobre tensões na relação com Portugal, especulações sobre a saúde do presidente, a mudança na classificação de Angola para país de renda média a partir de 2018, os dois relatórios acerca do uso dos lucros do petróleo e de sua falta de transparência, as detenções de manifestantes e as alegações sobre abusos aos direitos humanos de presos e de vendedores ambulantes, além do novo relatório sobre vulnerabilidade rural, alterações climáticas e adaptação. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | July 31, 2013
O Monitor de Angola aborda política, economia, desenvolvimento, democracia e direitos humanos em Angola. É publicado trimestralmente pela Ação pela África Austral (ACTSA, sigla em inglês).
Na seção política a edição cobre a especulação acerca da possibilidade de que José dos Santos esteja sendo preparado para suceder seu pai como novo presidente, a recente reforma ministerial e a exoneração da comandante da polícia de Luanda. Na seção econômica abordamos os planos governamentais para privatizar ativos do estado, o aumento proposto nas tarifas energéticas e os crescentes questionamentos relacionados ao acordo do pagamento da dívida entre Angola e Rússia. Na seção sobre direitos humanos, a edição noticia a continuada repressão às manifestações, as controversas acusações na justiça contra dois jornalistas e a detenção de líderes sindicais dos professores durante greves na província de Huíla. Na seção sobre assistência e desenvolvimento, cobrimos o agravamento da seca no sul de Angola e a epidemia de dengue em Luanda. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | July 31, 2013
The Angola Monitor covers the politics, economics, development, democracy and human rights of Angola. It is published quarterly by Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA).
This issue covers the speculation that José dos Santos is being lined up to succeed his father as president, the recent cabinet reshuffle and the sacking of Luanda’s police chief under political news. In economic news it covers government plans for the privatisation of state assets, the proposed increase in electricity prices and the growing questions about the Angola Russia debt deal. In human rights news it covers the continued crackdown on protests, the controversial legal cases against two journalists and the arrest of teacher’s union leaders during strikes in Huíla province. In aid and development news it covers the worsening drought in southern Angola and the dengue fever epidemic in Luanda. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | September 3, 2012
Source: BBC News
Angola election judged ‘free and fair’ by African Union
African Union observers have given national elections in Angola a clean bill of health, despite opposition claims of fraud and illegality. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | August 30, 2012
Source: Mail and Guardian/AFP
Angola’s president has asked the country to give him five more years in power to further his drive to rebuild the country after its 27-year civil war.
President José Dos Santos, already in office for more than 33 years, has campaigned on his MPLA party’s multibillion-dollar drive to pour the nation’s Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | July 30, 2012
Luís Samacumbi is Director of the Department of Social Assistance, Studies and Projects (DASEP) of the Evangelical Congregational Church of Angola, and a member of the Angola Political and Social Observatory.
On April 4 2012 Angola celebrated the “Precious Decade” – a day of peace and national reconciliation. The celebration ceremony took place in the province where the war began and ended, Moxico, where despair turned to hope in 2002. It’s now ten years since peace came – how time flies! Read the rest of this entry »
By Tony | June 6, 2012
Communique from the SADC Summit 1 June 2012
1. An Extraordinary Session of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held in Luanda, Republic of Angola on 1st June 2012. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | May 18, 2012
Angola’s Supreme Court has blocked the appointment of the election commission head, seen as a close ally of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. Read the rest of this entry »