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Cuito Cuanavale Journal: In Angolan Town, Land Mines Still Lurk ‘Behind Every Bush’.

Angola remains one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, and nowhere are there more than in Cuito Cuanavale.

- New York Times - US

African Union: Launch of the Swahili version of the Luanda Guidelines.

Article | The Luanda Guidelines are aimed at improving the conditions of arrest, police custody and pre-trial detention in Africa.

- ICRC - INT

Russia Regains Status As China's No.1 Crude Supplier.

China imported daily average of 4.69 million tons, or 34.38 million bpd, of crude oil from Russia last month. That's 9.3 percent more than the February average, putting Russia back at the top spot of China's foreign oil suppliers, above Angola, which sits at number 2. Saudi Arabia fell to number 3 in March, as it cuts ...

- OilPrice.com - US

UN migration agency releases funding for emergency response to Congolese fleeing Kasaï.

The United Nations migration agency released emergency funding in the amount of $100,000 to kick-start relief operations in Angola for the 1.1 million Congolese displaced by fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's south-central Kasaï region.

- UN - INT

UN migration agency releases funding for emergency response to Congolese fleeing Kasai.

The United Nations migration agency released emergency funding in the amount of $100,000 to kick-start relief operations in Angola for the 1.1 million Congolese displaced by fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's south-central Kasai region.

- UN - INT

ICRC, ACHPR, APCOF AND Tanzanian Police Force commemorate African Pre-Trial Detention Day.

News release | The ICRC, ACHPR, APCOF and the Tanzanian Police Force will launch the dual English-Swahili version of the Guidelines on the Conditions of Arrest, Police Custody and Pre-Trial Detention in Africa, commonly referred to as the "Luanda Guidelines".

- ICRC - INT

News24.com | Angola to hold election on August 23.

Angola's cabinet has said that elections will be held on August 23 to choose a successor to President Eduardo dos Santos after 38 years of iron-fisted rule.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | DRC violence forces thousands to flee to Angola – UNHCR.

About 1 000 Congolese have fled to neighbouring Angola to seek refuge amid an upsurge of violence between rebels and the government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nation's refugee agency says.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Angolan activists jailed over election protest.

Seven Angolan opposition activists have been sentenced to 45 days in jail over a protest calling for transparency in August elections when veteran President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is due to stand down.

- News24.com - ZA

Angola plans Aug. 23 vote, signaling end to dos Santos rule.

A report says Angola has set its presidential election for Aug. 23.

- FOX News - US

Thousands of Congolese Flee Violence in DRC's Kasai Province.

The U.N. refugee agency reports that more than 11,000 Congolese have fled to neighboring Angola, seeking refuge from an upsurge in violence between rebels and government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai Province. According to the The U.N. refugee agency, more than one million people have been displaced ...

- Voice of America - US

Violence in Kasai drives over 11,000 Congolese to seek refuge in Angola

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo Border points and villages inside the Southern African nation have seen a sharp increase in refugee arrivals, with over 9,000 arriving so far in April. The brutal conflict in Congo's previously peaceful Kasai region has displaced ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

News24.com | Angolan activists jailed over election protest

Seven Angolan opposition activists have been sentenced to 45 days in jail over a protest calling for transparency in next year's election when veteran President Jose Eduardo dos Santos will stand down.

- News24.com - ZA

UN refugee agency sending urgent relief items for Congolese civilians fleeing to Angola

The United Nations refugee agency is shipping tents, mosquito nets and other essential relief items to Angola, where some 9,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo have fled this month alone.

- UN - INT

Kasai violence drives over 11,000 Congolese to seek refuge in Angola

- UN - INT

Crisis extends beyond DR Congo Kasai region

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo Due to the magnitude of humanitarian needs, a Flash Appeal is being finalized to mobilize more funding for assistance. The current humanitarian capacities have been outstripped. Highlights Over 62,000 new ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

News24.com | Angola steps up security patrols along DRC border

Angola has said that it was reinforcing security patrols along its northern border through which thousands of refugees have fled violence in the Kasai region of the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

- News24.com - ZA

Oil Prices Still Too Low To Allow Angola Balance Its Budget

Angola, whose economy is highly dependent on the oil industry and crude export revenues, needs a price of oil at around $85 per barrel in order to balance its budget, and persistently much lower oil prices have piled pressure on the African country's fiscal situation, Neil Ford writes for Platts. Oil production and its ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Angolan budgetary pressures rise on low oil prices

Angola faces a dilemma. If OPEC and non-OPEC producer cuts fail to deliver on price, the country faces not just a low-price environment but a curb on output.

- Platts.com - US

Mine Action in Angola: The Role of the International Community

Research Event 26 Apr 2017 - 16:00 to 17:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo HE Helen Meagher La Lime, US Ambassador to AngolaDr Alex Vines OBE, Director, Area Studies and International Law and Head, Africa Programme, Chatham HouseChris Loughran, Director of Policy, Mines Advisory GroupDr Sarah Njeri, Research ...

- Chatham House - UK

Angola: Respect Women's Right to March

– The Angolan government must allow protesters to exercise their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today, ahead of a planned demonstration in Luanda for a woman's right to have an abortion. Expand A general view of Luanda, Angola, where organizers are ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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