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Angola's dire human rights situation | Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA)

Angola's dire human rights situation | Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA) | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
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allAfrica.com: Angola: Solar Village Can Be Replicated Throughout Other Regions - Minister

allAfrica.com: Angola: Solar Village Can Be Replicated Throughout Other Regions - Minister | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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Solar powered villages pave the way towards a sustainable future for Angola.

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African News - Angola, Congo Make Plans to Resolve Border Dispute

African News - Angola, Congo Make Plans to Resolve Border Dispute | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
The Angola's Foreign Affairs Minister, Georges Chicot, has announced in Brazzaville after a meeting with Congolese President, Denis Nguess that Angolan...
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Angola's lessons from Brazil | Southern Africa

Angola's lessons from Brazil | Southern Africa | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
Luanda, with its palm-fringed corniche and glitzy beach bars, is Rio de Janeiro writ small: an explosive mix of commercial and cultural dynamism, crass inequities and seething frustration. Beyond the obvious parallels, Brazil's experience has much to teach Angola's policymakers.
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Useful background to Angola's present socio-political situation

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LTE comes to Angola, Namibia | TechCentral

LTE comes to Angola, Namibia | TechCentral | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
Huawei says it has won contracts to provide new backhaul networks for Movicel in Angola and MTC in Namibia, both of which plan to launch among the continent’s first commercial long-term evolution (LTE) networks. The Chinese company has already been instrumental in the
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allAfrica.com: Angola: Installation of Radar System in Luanda Airport Announced

allAfrica.com: Angola: Installation of Radar System in Luanda Airport Announced | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
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allAfrica.com: Angola: Economic Police Records More Than 100 Infringements

allAfrica.com: Angola: Economic Police Records More Than 100 Infringements | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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In just one week (29 Jan - 4 Feb), the police in Luanda recorded 68 road accidents that killed a total of 19 and injured a further 35.

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Angola’s Biggest Threat Is Offshore − and It's Not Piracy | Think Africa Press

Angola’s Biggest Threat Is Offshore − and It's Not Piracy | Think Africa Press | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
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Offshore shell companies are routinely used by Angola's elite to become illicitly rich.

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allAfrica.com: Angola: African Human Rights Committee Delegation Expected in Luanda

allAfrica.com: Angola: African Human Rights Committee Delegation Expected in Luanda | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
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Mobile libraries to take multimedia facilities to Angola’s youth

Mobile libraries to take multimedia facilities to Angola’s youth | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
Angola is launching a new network of mobile multimedia libraries, to take ICT access to underserved areas.
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Angola hopes $160m fibre optic will reduce oil dependence

Angola hopes $160m fibre optic will reduce oil dependence | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
Country looking to wean off hydrocarbons
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In Angola, police detain journalist for three days - Committee to Protect Journalists

Cape Town, South Africa, February 5, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on police in Angola to release a journalist who has been held since Sunday on accusations of slander and defamation....
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allAfrica.com: Angola: Education Ministry to Admit Over 200 000 New Students in 2014

allAfrica.com: Angola: Education Ministry to Admit Over 200 000 New Students in 2014 | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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At least 274,000 new Angolan students will be registered in 2014 as the country steps up its NDP.

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allAfrica.com: Angola: Government's Commitment to Education Reflects Need for Training Qualified Staff

allAfrica.com: Angola: Government's Commitment to Education Reflects Need for Training Qualified Staff | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
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allAfrica.com: Angola: Trade Committed to Achievement of Millennium Goals

allAfrica.com: Angola: Trade Committed to Achievement of Millennium Goals | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
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KT to export security systems to Angola

KT to export security systems to Angola | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
KT Corp., South Korea's No. 2 mobile carrier, said Wednesday it has signed a deal with the Angolan government to export its security systems to the police there.
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Samsung delivers first Solar Powered Internet School in Angola | moonofthesouth.com

Samsung delivers first Solar Powered Internet School in Angola | moonofthesouth.com | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
Angola is one of the continent’s poorest countries despite its status of Africa’s second-biggest oil producer. While basic necessities such as safe drinking water, adequate sanitation, and access to basic education and healthcare are nowhere to be seen, electricity is a luxury that only the well-off can afford. Recently, Samsung Electronics heard the cries of Angola’s schoolchildren and came to their rescue. The global electronics giant has delivered one container, the first of what could be a number of Solar Powered Internet Schools based in containers in the country.
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Rebuilding Angola - CMI News and Events

Rebuilding Angola - CMI News and Events | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
Rebuilding Angola - CMI News and Events
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$30.4bn worth of investment, using funds from the domestic oil industry as well as Brazilian and Chinese loans, between 2002-2009 has been used to modernise the Lobito transport corridor - infrastructure crucial to the mining industry and beneficial to the landlocked countries of Zambia and DRC. 

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allAfrica.com: Angola: Over 43 Million Textbooks Distributed to Primary Education in 2013

allAfrica.com: Angola: Over 43 Million Textbooks Distributed to Primary Education in 2013 | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
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allAfrica.com: Angola: Governor Assures 400 Classrooms for This Year

allAfrica.com: Angola: Governor Assures 400 Classrooms for This Year | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
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‘In terms of doing business, Nigeria is junior school while Angola is university’

‘In terms of doing business, Nigeria is junior school while Angola is university’ | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
Insight into business in Africa
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Comment on the challenges of Angola's operating environment

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Total SA: Angola: Total sells its 15% interest in Block 15/06 to Sonangol

Total SA: Angola: Total sells its 15% interest in Block 15/06 to Sonangol | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
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allAfrica.com: Angola - Over 800 Cases of HIV/Aids Diagnosed in 2013

allAfrica.com: Angola - Over 800 Cases of HIV/Aids Diagnosed in 2013 | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
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Fighting the Poor Instead of Poverty in Angola · Global Voices

Fighting the Poor Instead of Poverty in Angola · Global Voices | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
The banning of street traders in capital Luanda appears to be part of a larger effort to hide Luanda's poor as the country's economy continues to grow.
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allAfrica.com: Angola: Education Ministry to Build 3000 New Classrooms

allAfrica.com: Angola: Education Ministry to Build 3000 New Classrooms | Scoop Angola | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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There were 7.86 million students registered in Angola last year; the Ministry of Education controls 64,062 classrooms. This means there is an average of 123 students per classroom, not accounting for private schools or students educated in non-school buildings.

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