Angola
  • Angola wins 23rd Women's African Cup of Nations Handball
    12 december 2018 19:23:06
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Angola has won the 23rd Women's African Cup of Nations Handball competition after beating Senegal 22-16 in the final game, played Wednesday in Brazzaville, Congo. Full text...
  • Mauritania keeps a close eye on situation of its nationals in Angola
    24 november 2018 15:47:08
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian government is closely monitoring the situation of Mauritanian citizens living in Angola, said a statement issued on Saturday after a telephone interview between the Mauritanian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Ishmael ould Sheikh Ahmed, and his Angolan counterpart, Miguel Domingo Augusto.Full text...
  • Rights group urges Angola to suspend deportation of DRC refugees
    15 november 2018 05:36:23
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – Human rights watchdog, Human Rights Watch, on Thursday asked the Angolan government to immediately suspend the deportation of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and conduct a prompt and impartial investigation into alleged abuses by state security forces. Full text...
  • Malian association cries out against mistreatment of foreigners in Angola
    07 november 2018 16:47:06
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian Association of Expellees (AME) has expressed concern about the recent wave of arrests, detentions and expulsions of hundreds of thousands of African migrants, including Malians, from Angola. Full text...
  • Expulsion of Congolese from Angola aggravates dire crisis in Kasai - NRC
    07 november 2018 14:14:51
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The expulsion of an estimated 360,000 Congolese from Angola in October is aggravating an already dire humanitarian crisis in DRC, says the Norwegian Refugee Council. Full text...
  • Over 330,000 DRC migrants at risk after mass deportations from Angola – UN rights chief
    27 october 2018 03:31:40
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - The United Nations human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, on Friday warned that the forcible mass expulsion of Congolese migrants from Angola has resulted in “serious human rights violations by security forces on both sides of the border” and left at least 330,000 returnees in an “extremely precarious situation”. Full text...
  • Angolan national arrested with drugs at Mauritius airport
    25 october 2018 12:54:23
    Plaisance, Mauritius (PANA) – A 53-year-old Angolan woman was arrested early this week by Customs Officers of the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) at the Mauritius international airport with 83 pellets of suspected heroin hidden in her private parts, the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) on Thursday said. Full text...
  • Angola 'ready to clarify expulsion' of DR Congo nationals
    19 october 2018 11:10:06
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The ambassador of Angola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), José Joâo Manvuel, has said his government is willing to clarify the expulsion of DR Congo nationals from his country as demanded by Angola. Full text...
  • DRC govt. protests forceful expulsion of its nationals from Angola
    17 october 2018 13:19:10
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in accordance with diplomatic rules, has protested against the massive expulsion of its nationals from Angola, despite an agreement signed to the contrary, according to a communiqué issued by the DRC Minister of Communication and Media, Lambert Mende Omalanga. Full text...
  • Congolese expelled from Angola returning to ‘desperate situation’: UNHCR
    16 october 2018 19:18:42
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Congolese nationals forced back across the border to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after being expelled from neighbouring Angola, “are returning to a desperate situation,” a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spokesperson said on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Renewed Push to Boost Agriculture Investments in Angola
    29 august 2018 16:00:04
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Angolan Government on Tuesday launched a critical phase in its agriculture agenda by undertaking the process of domesticating the AU Malabo Declaration commitments into its National Agriculture Investment Plan (NAIP). Full text...
  • 'IMF ready to help Angola address economic challenges', says deputy MD
    22 august 2018 16:55:58
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – The Government of President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço has taken important steps toward improving governance and restoring macroeconomic stability in Angola, according to Mr. Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Full text...
  • Rwanda signs air transport deals with Angola, Togo
    23 may 2018 17:25:52
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda and Angola on Wednesday signed an agreement allowing RwandAir Express to use the latter's all international airports while Angolan airline TAAG will use Kigali International Airport after a feasibility study is carried out next month. Full text...
  • IFAD says its support to Angola has helped small farmers
    22 may 2018 11:02:55
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) says development projects it has supported in Angola have contributed to improve the productivity and production of main staple crops, which enabled households participating in the projects to move beyond subsistence farming. Full text...
  • IMF underscores macroeconomic stabilization, inclusive growth in Angola
    22 may 2018 09:46:26
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – As Angola’s government under President João Lourenço focuses attention on improving governance and restoring macroeconomic stability, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has underscored the need for additional but gradual fiscal consolidation to put public debt on a clear downward path.Full text...
  • SADC Double Troika Summit convenes in Luanda
    24 april 2018 05:22:39
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is convening a Double Troika Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the regional body on Tuesday in the Angolan capital, Luanda, to receive reports on the political and security situation in the region, the organisation’s secretariat has said. Full text...
  • Rights group urges SADC to act on DR Congo crisis
    16 april 2018 16:36:34
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - As the he Southern African Development Community (SADC) meets on 17-18 April in Luanda, Angola, to discuss security in the region, a human rights group is asking the leaders of the regional grouping to work to end the suffering of the people of DR Congo.Full text...
  • IFAD chief visits Angola focusing on food security, rural communities
    03 april 2018 17:53:12
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) –International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) President Gilbert F. Houngbo is due here on Wednesday for a three-day official visit during which he will meet Angolan President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço and other government officials to discuss investing in rural communities to improve food security and provide employment opportunities for rural youth.Full text...
  • IMF team finds mild economic recovery in Angola
    17 march 2018 11:05:24
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – Implementation of structural reforms is critical to tackle impediments to economic diversification and growth in Angola, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team that this week completed the 2018 Article IV Consultation Mission to the country’s capital, Luanda. Full text...
  • AfDB approves US $100-million trade finance facility for Angola
    06 march 2018 18:08:31
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) – Aiming to support international trade transactions of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and local corporates in identified transformative sectors in Angola, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US $100-million Trade Finance Line of Credit to Angola’s Investment Bank (Banco Angolano de Investimentos, BAI). Full text...
  • Angola's Sovereign Wealth Fund claims US$ 4.7 billion investment
    04 december 2017 19:57:44
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – Angola’s Sovereign Wealth Fund (FSDEA) has said its investments portfolio has reached a net value of US$ 4.7 billion in internationally diversified assets ranging from venture capital to fixed and variable income funds.Full text...
  • IMF team reports imbalances in Angolan economy
    15 november 2017 19:42:32
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – Despite a mild recovery in the Angolan economy this year, significant macroeconomic imbalances remain, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team that on Wednesday completed a 10-day visit to the country’s capital, Luanda. Full text...
  • Angola's president nominates new Central Bank governor
    30 october 2017 20:24:48
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angola's president João Lourenço on Monday nominated José de Lima Massano as the new governor of the Angolan National Central Bank, (Banque Nationale d'Angola (BNA). Full text...
  • Rwanda: President Kagame in Luanda for Angolan president's inauguration
    25 september 2017 19:07:25
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda President Paul Kagame is among African leaders due to attend the inauguration of Angola's newly elected President João Lourenço on Tuesday in Luanda, Rwanda Television reported on Monday. Full text...
  • Belgium: EU calls for peaceful completion of the electoral process in Angola
    05 september 2017 15:31:35
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has called for the ''peaceful completion'' of the electoral process in Angola, according to a communique published Tuesady in Brussels by the European Service for External Action. Full text...
  • Switzerland: Congolese refugees relocated to new settlement in Angola
    15 august 2017 17:17:05
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - More than 1,500 Congolese refugees who have fled violence and ethnic tensions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been relocated from reception centres in northern Angola to a newly established settlement, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday. Full text...
  • Switzerland: Congolese refugees relocated to new settlement in Angola – UN agency
    15 august 2017 16:00:17
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – More than 1,500 Congolese refugees who have fled violence and ethnic tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been relocated from reception centres in northern Angola to a newly-established settlement, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.Full text...
  • Italy: New IFAD-supported project to boost rural economy, livelihoods in Angola
    10 august 2017 09:33:22
    Rome, Italy (PANA) – A total of 60,000 Angolan rural households in Cuanza Sul and Huila provinces will benefit from a financial agreement, signed on Wednesday between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Angola, that will generate revenue and boost food and nutrition security of poorer households. Full text...
  • Angola: Rights group hails tribunal's verdict on controversial NGOs decree
    15 july 2017 10:33:34
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, has hailed the ruling of the Angolan Constitutional Tribunal that has declared as unconstitutional the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Presidential Decree that sought to monitor the registration and financial support of NGOs. Full text...
  • Angola: Study wants reforms in Angola's education system
    15 july 2017 05:57:31
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - A report on the role of the private sector in higher education and research has called attention to the need to prioritise the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at the secondary school level in Angola. Full text...
  • Angola: UNHCR renews appeals for more resources for DRC refugees in Angola
    13 june 2017 05:31:22
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – As refugees fleeing violence and communal tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continue to arrive in neighbouring Angola, the United Nations refugee agency has appealed for more resources to cope with the influx and to provide those coming with the support they urgently need. Full text...
  • Angola: UNICEF says it has reached children fleeing to Angola from DRC violence
    02 june 2017 06:16:00
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – More than 9,000 children who have arrived at two temporary reception centres in Dundo, northern Angola, from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) need urgent support, UNICEF has said. Full text...
  • UN: UNHCR appeals for support as more refugees from DR Congo arrive in Angola
    12 may 2017 17:04:46
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - With violence and insecurity continuing to force people to flee Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai region and seek refuge in neighbouring Angola, the United Nations refugee agency has called for a suitable place to shelter them as well as additional resources to support those in urgent need. Full text...
  • Angola: UNHCR airlifts aid to Angola for newly-arrived refugees from DR Congo
    30 april 2017 19:59:57
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - A plane carrying relief items to assist over 11,000 people who fled a recent surge in violence in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) arrived in the Angolan capital, Luanda, Angola, on Sunday from Dubai, the United Nations refugee agency said. Full text...
  • Switzerland: 'Kasai violence drives over 11,000 Congolese to seek refuge in Angola'
    21 april 2017 14:13:04
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - A spike of violence in the Kasai Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has now forced over 11,000 refugees to seek safety in Angola, the UN refugee agency said in Friday. Full text...
  • Kenya: Rights groups urge Angola to allow women's demo
    17 march 2017 16:20:01
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) -The Angolan government must allow protesters to exercise their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said Friday ahead of a planned demonstration in Luanda for a women’s right to have an abortion.Full text...
  • UN: WHO says Angola, DRC successfully controlled yellow fever outbreak
    15 february 2017 21:51:38
    New York, US (PANA) - 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. Full text...
  • Angola: IMF recommends 'forceful' steps for economic diversification in Angola
    25 january 2017 09:15:39
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Authorities in Angola must address more forcefully the country's dependence on oil and diversify the economy, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised, noting that while growth has stopped, inflation has accelerated. Full text...
  • Senegal: CPJ urges Angola to drop charges against two journalists
    30 december 2016 15:56:20
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has urged Angolan authorities to immediately drop charges against two journalists charged with "crimen injuria", a crime defined to be the act of "unlawfully, intentionally and seriously impairing the dignity of another." Full text...
  • Angola: Angola needs policy actions to adjust to reality in global oil markets - IMF
    16 november 2016 19:41:32
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Severely affected by the sharp and long-lasting decline in oil prices that started in 2014, Angola needs to address more forcefully the dependence on oil, diversify the economy, and reduce vulnerabilities, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team suggested Wednesday on conclusion of its 3-16 November 2016 mission to Luanda, the country's capital. Full text...
  • US: World's oldest airline, KLM, to launch new routes to Namibia, Angola
    26 august 2016 14:36:52
    New York, US (PANA) - The World's oldest airline and the flag carrier of the Netherlands, KLM, on Friday said it is expanding its network of routes in October, offering three direct flights a week from Amsterdam to Windhoek, Nambia, via Luanda, Angola. Full text...
  • Angola: Millions to be vaccinated against yellow fever in Angola, DR Congo
    16 august 2016 09:48:28
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - One of the largest emergency vaccination campaigns ever attempted in Africa will start in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo this week as the UN health agency and partners work to curb a yellow fever outbreak that has killed more than 400 people and made thousands more sick. Full text...
  • Congo: Congolese senate adopts draft bill on security cooperation agreement with Angola
    11 august 2016 12:44:26
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Congolese Senate on Wednesday adopted a draft bill authorizing the ratification of the cooperation agreement between Congo and Angola on security and public safety, Congolese radio reported Thursday.Full text...
  • UN: WHO, partners step up measures to control yellow fever epidemic in Angola, DRC
    09 august 2016 22:35:45
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners are continuing their programmes against yellow fever outbreaks even though the epidemic, first reported in January 2016, appears to be declining, with no new cases confirmed in the last six weeks. Full text...
  • Angola: UNDP, Global Fund sign grant to strengthen Angola’s response to HIV/AIDS
    05 august 2016 19:46:28
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund on Friday signed a US$30 million grant to reduce new HIV infections in Angola, while also increasing antiretroviral therapy coverage and ensuring better adherence to treatment. Full text...
  • UN: DR Congo, Angola must be ‘in funding spotlight’ – UN humanitarian official
    30 june 2016 05:50:37
    New York, US (PANA) - Following a visit to Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a senior United Nations humanitarian official on Wednesday called on the international community to pay more attention to the dire needs of its residents. Full text...
  • South Africa: Rights group demands immediate release of Angolan activists
    19 june 2016 04:32:14
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Human rights watchdog Amnesty International is asking the Angolan authorities to immediately and unconditionally release the 17 activists arrested on "trumped up charges". Full text...
  • Angola: Amnesty International hails release of Angolan rights activist
    21 may 2016 05:23:03
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - 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. Full text...
  • Switzerland: WHO says yellow fever vaccination essential for Angola travel
    26 april 2016 11:35:07
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - As efforts to bring an outbreak of yellow fever in Angola under control continue, the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) is reminding all travellers to the country that they are required to receive the yellow fever vaccination and to have a valid certificate of vaccination to prove that they are protected from the disease and to prevent its further spread.Full text...
  • Angola: IMF pledges to help Angola face current economic challenges
    07 april 2016 10:20:17
    Washington, D.C., US (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) stands ready to help Angola address the economic challenges it is currently facing by supporting a comprehensive policy package to accelerate the diversification of the economy, while safeguarding macroeconomic and financial stability, the Fund said in a statement made available to PANA Thursday. Full text...

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