Angola and DRC successfully controlled yellow fever outbreak says WHO

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have successfully controlled one of the world’s largest and most challenging outbreaks of yellow fever. No new confirmed cases have been reported from … Read More

Amnesty International hails release of Angolan rights activist

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Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has hailed the Friday’s release of human rights defender, José Marcos Mavungo, after the Angola Supreme Tribunal upheld his appeal against a six year sentence is a long overdue triumph for justice. Amnesty International said … Read More

Angola: Government consults rural women to readjust development plan

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Luanda, Angola (PANA) – The Angolan government held last week its first national rural women consultation forum to readjust its national development plan in order to meet their concerns. The forum was preceded by similar consultations within communes, districts and regions, … Read More

US to work with Angola to strengthen democracy, fight diseases

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Photo: AP PANA Washington, DC, US – The US has said it is looking forward to working with Angola to strengthen democracy, fight diseases and reinforce peace and security. In a statement obtained by PANA here Monday, on the occasion … Read More

Final group of Angolan refugees leave Botswana for home

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Photo: UNHCR PANA New York, US – The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday said that the last group of Angolan refugees arrived in their home country from Botswana on Wednesday afternoon, marking the end … Read More

Rights group seeks end to violence against street vendors in Angola

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PANA Johannesburg, South Africa – Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Angolan authorities to end violence against street vendors in the capital city of Luanda, allegedly perpetrated by the police during ”removal operations”. The New York-based rights group said the … Read More

Rights body wants criminal cases against Rafael Marques de Morais dropped

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Rafael Marques de Morais Johannesburg, South Africa – Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged Angola’s attorney-general to immediately drop all criminal defamation charges against investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais, because ”they undermine free expression rights.” In a statement … Read More