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Angola police use live bullets on peaceful protesters, one man killed, prominent activists beaten

Angolan police used live bullets, teargas, and dogs to disperse a peaceful anti-government protest, killing one protester, in the capital, Luanda, on November 11, 2020, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. Police severely beat the well-known activists Nito Alves and...

Thousands of Angolans to take to the streets to protest high cost of living and call for municipal elections

Thousands of Angolans plan to take to the streets on Wednesday to protest high cost of living and call for municipal elections. More specifically, the protesters will demand that the Angolan Executive Branch lays out concrete plans on decent living...

IMF approves disbursement of additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved the disbursement of an additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout, bringing total disbursements under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) to $2.5 billion. The IMF executive board also...

Reign of terror under João Lourenço: Witnesses describe horrific killings of teenagers by police in Angola

Angolan security forces tasked with implementing COVID-19 restrictions killed at least seven people between May and July 2020, according to a new investigation by Amnesty International and Angolan rights organization OMUNGA. The victims were all boys and young men, and the youngest victim was just...

IMF forecasts economic turbulence for Angola in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday forecast an economic turmoil for Angola in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic. IMF said in its latest regional economic outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa that the Angolan economy would shrink by 4 percent, more than...

Inside Angola’s First Lady Ana Dias Lourenço’s medical evacuation to Paris amid COVID-19 travel restrictions

It was not clear when things worsened. Life inside any presidential palace can be full of secrecy. The people outside often look up to the first family for strength, hope, knowledge, inspiration, direction and comfort. But those inside the...

BUSTED: Angolan government used fake passport as evidence to seize assets from Africa’s richest woman Isabel dos Santos. The passport bears the signature of...

It is a shocking development just few months after the Angolan government leveled a myriad of allegations of massive fraud and embezzlement against her. New evidence suggests the administration of President João Lourenço may have used a fake passport...

Amnesty International warns COVID-19 food aid being distributed along party and political lines in Angola, South Africa and Zimbabwe

Amnesty International warned on Wednesday that food aid meant to mitigate the devastating effects of the COVID-19 lockdowns and shutdowns was being distributed along party and political lines in Southern Africa. “The distribution of food aid along party political lines...

Angola: Why is it called corruption when it is in Africa and lobbying when it is happening in Washington DC?

In June 2019, Washington Squire Patton Boggs (SPB) was awarded the $4.1 million contract by the government of Angola. Officially, the goal was to promote Angola's national interest. But in fact SPB was not paid to do legal work. The money...

President João Lourenço of Angola weakened by corruption and coronavirus pandemic

An investigation by Michael Pauron "For now, everything is fine, except the crisis, which is worsening": these words of Rafaël Savimbi, Angolan deputy of the opposition Unita party sum up the situation in the country, which decreed a state of...

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Rights groups urge IMF to demand transparency for Egypt military’s firms before releasing more funding

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should demand the Egyptian government disclose financial information about military-owned businesses as part of...

Harris: economic team to deliver immediate relief to Americans

U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Tuesday congratulated President-elect Joseph R. Biden "on choosing this outstanding economic team." "This is the team we need to...

In their own words: Biden’s economic team vows to rebuild America’s economy better

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden's nominees and appointees on Tuesday vowed to rebuild the American economy. The President-elect on Monday announced key members of his...

Joe Biden: My first-rate economic team will get us through on-going crisis and help us build back better

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Tuesday introduced his economic team to the nation, saying it will help the nation get through the...

President Buhari says he appreciates Nigerians for their patience over bad economy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja appreciated Nigerians and Organized Labour for restraint, understanding and patience as the country tackles myriad economic challenges,...
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