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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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    South Africa: 20 Years of Freedom

    By Tony | April 26, 2014

    South Africa marks 20 years as a democratic country in 2014. 27 April is Freedom Day, the anniversary of South Africa’s first democratic elections.

    What has happened? What has been achieved? What are the key challenges South Africa faces?

    This new briefing paper from ACTSA to mark the anniversary provides 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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    UK £1 billion pledge against AIDS

    By JoeyA | September 24, 2013

    STOPAIDS

    UK support to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria could get an additional 735,000 people onto lifesaving HIV treatment across the developing world by 2016, following an announcement which campaigners say has set the world the challenge of raising its ambition towards finally defeating AIDS – as well as TB and malaria. Read the rest of this entry »

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    SADC congratulates Zimbabwe on holding free and peaceful elections

    By Mark | August 20, 2013

    SADC congratulates Zimbabwe on holding fee and peaceful elections, congratulates Zanu PF and Mugabe who becomes Deputy President of SADC and will assume the Presidency of SADC next year. The next summit will be held in Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zimbabwe Update: 2013 Election Special

    By Mark | August 3, 2013

    This special edition of the Zimbabwe Update focuses on the latest news on the presidential, parliamentary and local elections which took place on 31 July. Whilst election day itself was relatively peaceful, there are many serious doubts about the credibility of the election.

    This edition of the Zimbabwe Update covers Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zimbabwe elections: preliminary reports

    By Mark | August 3, 2013

    On 31 July 2013 Zimbabwe held presidential, parliamentary and local authority elections. The following statements have been released on the conduct of the elections by election observers, civil society organsiations and international bodies. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Namibia’s drought crisis

    By JoeyA | June 3, 2013

    IRIN

    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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    Southern Africa: report on flood situation

    By JoeyA | February 20, 2013

    A brief update on the floods affecting southern Africa from Relief Web. Read the rest of this entry »

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