Daily Archives: May 13, 2020

President appoints Justice, Law Reform Commission

Luanda – President João Lourenço Tuesday appointed the Justice and Law Reform Commission (CRJD), coordinated by the Justice minister Francisco Queiroz.

In a press release that reached angop on Tuesday, the President’s Office for Civilian Affairs says the CRJD includes Raúl Carlos Vasques Araújo and Carlos Maria da Silva Feijó who are State-run Agostinho Neto University Law Faculty lecturers.

Other figures comprising the newly appointed body include representatives of the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court, Audit Court, President’s Civilian Affairs Office, Attorney General’s Office and Angola Bar.

The CRJD is tasked with coordinating the global justice and law reform strategy as part of the state reform and other actions.


Source: Angola Press News Agency

Covid-19: U.S provides financial aid to Angola

Luanda – The Government of the United States of America (USA) has made available US $3.5 million for the acquisition of sanitary means, in the context of preventing and combating the coronavirus (Covid-19).

The fact was announced last Tuesday, in Luanda, by the U.S ambassador to Angola, Nina Maria Fite, in the end of an audience granted to her by the Angolan President, João Lourenço.

The money provided by the U.S Center for Disease Control (CDC) will be used to purchase laboratorial supplies, bio-safety material and test reagents.

The country has 43 positive cases of covid-19, with 30 stable patients in a controlled situation case, 18 recovered and 2 deaths.

On that same day, in another audience, the Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, received a message from his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron.

The French ambassador to Angola, Sylvain Itté, was the bearer of the letter, whose content addresses aspects related to the strengthening of cooperation relations between the two countries.

Diplomatic relations between the two states (Angola and France) were established in February 1976.

The bases for bilateral cooperation were created in 1982, with the signing of the General Cooperation Agreement.


Source: Angola Press News Agency


Minister wants to retrieve Angola Telecom’s role

Luanda – The minister of Telecommunications, Information Technologies and Media, Manuel Homem, defended on Tuesday, in Luanda, the need for retrieval of the role of Angola Telecom.

The minister, who made this statement at the end of a visit to Angola Telecom, stressed that the company will have special monitoring by the ministry, to re-assert its place in national telecommunications.

Manuel Homem said that Angola Telecom represents a major asset of the State and for the telecommunications sector, since it supports 70 percent of national communications.

It is intended, according to the minister, that the electronic communications business be integrated in the Angola Telecom network.

The government official asked for attention to the company’s human resources, empowering them to be able to respond to the demands of the ongoing digital transformations.

He said that the ministry is doing everything to ensure that the transformation process of Angola Telecom takes place with stability and that it results in improvements for employees, revenues and quality of service.

Manuel Homem considered that the telecommunications sector represents the lever for the country’s development.

The minister was accompanied by the secretary of State for Information Technologies, Mário Oliveira, and secretary of State for Mass Media, Nuno Carnaval.



Source: Angola Press News Agency



Covid-19: Angola keeps 45 infections unchanged


Luanda – Angola remains with its 45 positive cases of covid-19 unchanged, two deaths, 14 recoveries and 29 active patients in stable condition, Angop learned Wednesday in Luanda.

Speaking at the daily covid-19 update briefing, the secretary of state for Public Health, Franco Mufinda, Angola also remains with 18 cases of local transmission unchanged.

He added that there are 803 people in quarantine, while 41 others were discharged in Luanda (three), Cunene ( 30), Cabinda (three), Uíge ( three), Malanje and Zaire with one each.

The official stated as well 5. 978 samples have so far been processed, resulting in 45 infections, 5.521 negative cases and 412 under processing.

Angola is since May 25 observing the fourth 15-day state of emergency period to try and curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus. It was originally declared effective as of March 27, followed by three extensions, the last of which from April 26 to May 10.



Source: Angola Press News Agency