Central Bank Governor Announces Ombud for Banking Sector
[ANGOP] Huambo -An Ombudsman Service for the banking sector is to be created soon in the National Reserve Bank (BNA)'s branch office in the central Huambo Province, with a view to assisting customers with presentation of complaints and suggestions about the service and functioning of commercial banks.
Hunger Programme to Absorb Millions
[ANGOP] Andulo -More than two hundred million Kwanzas are expected during the fiscal year 2017 to ensure the Programme to Combat Hunger and Poverty in Andulo municipality, central BĂĂ© province.
Cinfotec to Train Over 3000 Citizens in 2017
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Integrated Centre for Technological Training (Cinfotec) in the year 2017 intends to train and certify about 3,578 citizens, with a view to surpassing the figure achieved in 2016, which is 2,578, said last Thursday, in Luanda, the institution's general director, Gilberto Figueira.
Firm Assists Over 19.000 Agricultural Families
[ANGOP] Luena -At least 19.935 agricultural families in the eastern Moxico province received technical assistance in 2016.
Angola and Spain Consider New Security Deal
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola and Spain are considering to sign a new cooperation accord in the field of security and internal order.
Handball - Angola Play Tunisia Thursday in World Cup
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan national senior men's handball team are facing this Thursday Tunisia at 2 p.m, for the group B's fifth and last match of the first stage in the World Cup, taking place in Metz in France.
2017 Economic Challenges Deemed Huge - Sports Minister
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Youth and Sports Minister, Albino da ConceiĂ§ĂŁo JosĂ©, said on Wednesday in Luanda that the challenges for the economic year '2017 will be great, as part of the new dynamics intended to have in the sector.
Benguela - Over 400,000 Voters Registered for General Elections
[ANGOP] Benguela -More than four hundred and sixty-seven thousand citizens were registered until January 10 this year, for the general elections of 2017, announced on Thursday the director of the Registries, Tuca Manuel.
Table Tennis Championships Start in Lubango
[ANGOP] Lubango -Twenty-four teams are competing on 18-22 January this year in Lubango, southern HuĂla province, the 27th national table tennis championships in teams, cadet individuals, male and female junior and senior.
Elections to Watch, Past and Present
[AfricaFocus] Ghana, Gambia, and Gabon are all small African countries with names beginning with the letter "G," which held presidential elections in 2016. But neither the electoral landscapes nor the electoral outcomes can fruitfully be analyzed without giving greater weight to the contrasts than to the similarities. The same applies to the even wider set of 14 African countries with presidential elections last year, or the 8 so far scheduled to hold elections in 2017.
Sanitary Authorities to Create Emergency Plan Against Cholera
[ANGOP] Luanda -The sanitary authorities of Luanda are meeting this Tuesday in order to create an emergency plan to stop a possible cholera outbreak in the province.
Moxico Athlete to Participate in Half Marathon
[ANGOP] Luena -The eastern Moxico province will be represented by a runner in the half marathon dubbed "Fuga para a Resistencia", a competition to take place in February in the northern Bengo province.
Band-Aid Needed for Angola's Red Cross
[Maka] Maka Angola has learned that the Angolan Red Cross is in considerable disarray. Numerous sources have come forward to allege that the charity is riven by mismanagement and corruption. Allegations of theft, embezzlement and diversion of funds are ignored, while provincial offices and staff are starved of resources and salaries go unpaid.
Analysts Assess Future of First Daughter After Father Steps Down
[VOA] As Angola's notoriously media-shy president prepares to step down after nearly four decades in power, all eyes in this southern African nation are looking not at Jose Eduardo dos Santos -- but at his billionaire daughter.
Four Youth Activists Released On Bail
[AI London] Four Angolan youth activists who are part of the Benguela Revolutionary Movement (Movimento RevolucionĂĄrio de Benguela) are out on bail. The youth activists have not been charged.
Basketball - 1Âș De Agosto Win Under14 Championship
[ANGOP] Luanda -1Âș de Agosto won on Sunday the national under14 men's basketball championship, after beating in the final Petro de Luanda by 57-51, at Luanda's Victorino Cunha Pavilion.
Handball - Angola Lose to Macedonia in World Cup
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan national senior men's handball team lost on Saturday to Macedonia by 22-32, in the group B's second round of the French championship, in a match played in Metz.
Ministry Assists Over 150.000 Former Combatants and Motherland Veterans
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Ministry of Former Combatants and Motherland Veterans assists 159.445 citizens, including former combatants, war-disabled and relatives of fallen combatants, said on Sunday the incumbent minister, CĂąndido Pereira Van-DĂșnem.
Huambo - Residents of ComĂ©rcio Ward With Access to Electricity
[ANGOP] Huambo -An electric power transformation station, with the capacity to supply more than 700 homes, was inaugurated Saturday in the ComĂ©rcio ward, near Huambo city, by the provincial governor, JoĂŁo Baptista Kussumua.
Economic Team Analyzes Fiscal, Foreign Exchange Policy Issues
[ANGOP] Luanda -Documents of the Fiscal, Monetary and Exchange Policy Coordination Committee are under analysis at the first joint meeting of the Economic and Real Economy Commissions of the Council of Ministers, which is taking place Thursday at the Presidential Palace in Luanda.