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  • O Monitor de Angola: No 2, 2014

    By Mark | May 30, 2014

    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).

    Esta edição cobrirá:

    Política: Primeiro censo em 44 anos; presidente acusa MPLA por ineficiência; visita do presidente congolês; oposição demanda eleições locais; cresce tensão entre MPLA e UNITA; aquecimento das relações franco-angolanas; Angola e Estados Unidos se comprometem a aumentar o comércio bilateral.

    Economia: Nova tarifa alfandegária para a importação de bens; a classificação de crédito de Angola é rebaixada; rodada de propostas para leilão de petróleo onshore é anunciada; De Beers planeja nova concessão para exploração de diamantes; FMI faz apelo por maior transparência financeira.

    Direitos humanos: Anistia Internacional critica falta de avanço na área de direitos humanos; Angola recebe a Comissão Africana dos Direitos Humanos e dos Povos; radialista é condenado por difamação.

    Assistência e desenvolvimento: Possibilidade de piora da situação de segurança alimentar em Benguela e Kwanza-Sul; Banco Africano de Desenvolvimento concede empréstimo ao setor elétrico; novo ponto de passagem na fronteira com a Namíbia é planejado.

    Esta edição também está disponível em inglês. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Angola Monitor: Issue 2/14

    By Mark | May 30, 2014

    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:

    Political News: First census for 44 years, President accuses MPLA of inefficiency, Visit by Congolese President, Opposition call for local elections, MPLA and UNITA tensions increasing, Franco-Angolan relations warm, and US and Angola pledge to boost trade

    Economic News: New customs tariff for imported goods, Angola credit rating downgraded, bidding round announced for onshore oil, De Beers plans new diamond concession, and IMF call for greater financial transparency

    Human Rights News: Amnesty International criticise lack of progress on human rights, Angola hosts African Commission on Human and People’s Rights and radio journalist convicted for defamation

    Aid and Development News: Food security situation in Benguela and Kwanza Sul could worsen, African Development Bank to provide electricity loan and new Namibia border crossing planned. 

    This issue is also available in Portuguese. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Southern Africa Elections in 2014

    By Mark | December 31, 2013

    There will be national elections in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa in 2014.

    Botswana is expected to go to the polls in Read the rest of this entry »

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    World AIDS Day 2013

    By Tony | December 1, 2013

    World AIDS Day, 1 December 2013, is the 25th World AIDS Day. It is a day to reflect on the impact of HIV/AIDS on individuals, families, communities and nations. Is it a day to celebrate, mourn, be thankful or downcast? In truth all of these. Read the rest of this entry »

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    UN Ready to Assist Namibia Mitigate Drought

    By JoeyA | September 24, 2013

    The Namibian

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced yesterday that the UN is ready to support Namibia fight the effects of the drought that is currently ravaging Namibia. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Namibia’s drought crisis

    By JoeyA | June 3, 2013


    JOHANNESBURG, 30 May 2013 (IRIN) – Namibia, already the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa, is experiencing a severe drought, with some regions receiving the lowest seasonal rainfall in three decades, according to figures released by the country’s meteorological service this week.
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    Vast aquifer found in Namibia could last for centuries

    By Mark | July 20, 2012

    BBC World Service

    A newly discovered water source in Namibia could have a major impact on development in the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa.

    Estimates suggest the aquifer could supply the north of the country for 400 years at current rates of consumption. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Southern Africa sets up regional climate research centre

    By Sarah | April 24, 2012

    Guardian, 23 April 2012

    Five countries in southern Africa have joined forces to launch a research centre that will work on combating climate change in the region. South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia signed a declaration on Wednesday to base the initiative in the Namibian capital Windhoek.

    The Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (Sasscal) is intended to support cross-border research and land management. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Floods leave Angolan returnees stranded

    By Sarah | January 10, 2012

    IRIN News, 6 January 2012

    Several thousand Angolan returnees from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are stranded by floods in northeastern Angola. They are among the first casualties of what promises to be a very wet rainy season in parts of southern Africa. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Floods in Namibia: at least 62 dead; state of emergency declared

    By ACTSA | April 1, 2011

    Speech by President Pohamba, 29 March 2011

    Director of Ceremonies
    Right Honourable Prime Minister, Comrade Nahas Angula
    Honourable Ministers
    Esteemed Secretary to the Cabinet, Comrade Frans Kapofi
    Distinguished Members of the Press
    Ladies and Gentlemen

    I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to State House this afternoon. I would like particularly like to thank members of the media for accepting my invitation at such short notice. Read the rest of this entry »

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