ANGOLA – HUÍLA – LUBANGO – ANNOUNCEMENT – 2023-06-06 10:15:00

Lubango is scheduled to host the Fair of Municipalities and Cities of Angola (FMCA) in the province of Huíla today, 06 June 2023. The Minister of Territorial Administration, Dionísius da Fonseca, is expected to preside over the event, which is being held under the theme, Life is Made in the Municipalities. The fair will convene exhibitions from 164 municipal administrations, 18 Provincial Governments, ministries, public institutes, public companies, regulatory entities, private companies, startups, and representatives of civil society organizations, among other entities. – 2023©️Willshir – Business Intelligence Program

ANGOLA – HUAMBO – HUAMBO – PROTEST – 2023-06-05 15:00:00

Protest reported in the city of Huambo. Motorcycle taxi drivers have embarked on a protest against the increase in the price of gasoline. Several roads and streets have been blocked by the drivers. Angolan Police have arrived at the scene and are attempting to disperse the crowd. However, the demonstrators have engaged in clashes with the Police. Several casualties have been reported. Motorists and members of the public are advised to avoid the affected area. – 2023©️Willshir – Business Intelligence Program

ANGOLA – LUANDA – LUANDA – ANNOUNCEMENT – 2023-06-05 11:15:00

The Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa, has arrived today, 05 June 2023, in Luanda, the capital of Angola, for a two-day official visit. Costa, along with a Portuguese ministerial delegation, is set to meet with Angolan counterparts to reinforce and define new areas of cooperation. During the two-day visit, the signing of several bilateral cooperation agreements is expected between Angola and Portugal. As part of the visit, António Costa will hold a meeting with the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, at the Palácio da Cidade Alta. Costa will also embark on a tour to the Special Economic Zone, in Viana, which will be followed by a reception for Portuguese businessmen. Further, on Tuesday, 06 June 2023, Costa plans to visit Banco Caixa Angola, the Fortress of São Francisco do Penedo, as well as the Portuguese School in Luanda. – 2023©️Willshir – Business Intelligence Program

ANGOLA – LUANDA – LUANDA – ANNOUNCEMENT – 2023-06-04 14:20:00

Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi held bilateral talks with President Joao Lourenco at the sidelines of a high-level summit on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) peace initiative in Luanda. Mudavadi stated that the discussions had been centred on issues of mutual interest, including boosting trade in the agricultural sector, oil, mining, tourism and the Blue Economy, as well as the critical role the two countries play in promoting Peace and stability in the African continent. Reports indicate that Mudavadi is representing President William Ruto at the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the signatory of the countries of the Framework Agreement for Peace, Security and Cooperation for DRC. – 2023©️Willshir – Business Intelligence Program

ANGOLA – LUANDA – LUANDA – ANNOUNCEMENT – 2023-06-03 14:35:00

President Felix Tshisekedi arrived in Luanda today, 03 June 2023, to participate in the 10th extraordinary summit of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). The meeting reportedly places the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Sudan at the heart of the exchanges. Tshisekedi announced the holding, in the coming days in Luanda, of a quadripartite meeting including the East African Communities (EAC), the ICGLR, and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) under the coordination of the African Union (AU). Reports indicate that leaders from EAC and ECCAS are also present at these meetings, as well as representatives of the AU Commission and the United Nations (US) Secretariat. This coincides with the DRC’s preparation for the deployment of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) force, whose mandate is expected to be offensive and be particularly active in the province of North Kivu, where troops from the EAC are already deployed. – 2023©️Willshir – Business Intelligence Program

ANGOLA – LUANDA – LUANDA – INVESTMENT – 2023-06-01 19:30:00

The Board of Directors of the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of the United States (US) approved a direct loan of more than $900 million to the Ministry of Energy and Water of the Republic of Angola to support the construction of two photovoltaic solar energy power plants in the country. The project is expected to generate over 500 megawatts (MW) of renewable power, provide access to clean energy resources across Angola, help Angola meet its climate commitments, and support exports of US solar panels, connectors, switches, sensors, and other equipment. EXIM President and Chairperson Reta Jo Lewis, this transaction not only aligns with President Biden’s Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) initiative but also advances EXIM’s efforts to promote clean energy exports, strengthen the US-Africa commercial relationship and support US exporters and American workers facing foreign competition. Lewis stated that the project is expected to increase access to electricity in Angolan communities using clean energy technology. – 2023©️Willshir – Business Intelligence Program

ANGOLA – LUANDA – LUANDA – ANNOUNCEMENT – 2023-05-31 18:00:00

Angola and Germany are working towards the creation of the Bilateral Commission to facilitate the implementation of the legal instruments existing between the two countries. The Angolan and German delegations headed by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Esmeralda Mendonça, and by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Katja Keul, held a meeting this Wednesday, 31 May 2023, to analyse the Bilateral Commission. The two States also discussed reinforcement in the areas of energy trading, defence, scientific research, energy and water, among others. – 2023©️Willshir – Business Intelligence Program

ANGOLA – LUANDA – LUANDA – ANNOUNCEMENT – 2023-05-31 11:20:00

The President of the Republic, Joao Lourenco, held a site visit at the Hospital Pedalé located on Morro Bento Street in the Maianga Urban District this Wednesday, 31 May 2023. The President, accompanied by members of the Government, was informed that the construction work is 70% completed. The hospital occupies an area of 32,000 square meters, and the main building will be on three floors, with a total area of 29,062 square meters. The hospital unit also has 36 external consultation offices, 16 examination rooms, 36 hemodialysis armchairs, two radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatment rooms, nuclear medicine, two delivery rooms, an intermediate care unit with a capacity for 16 beds, five laboratories, a training centre in robotic surgery and two nuclear accelerators. Among the services to be provided by the hospital unit include Cervico-Facial Surgery, Interventional Neuroradiology, Hepato-Bilio-Pancreatic Surgery, Selected Maternal, and Child Care and differentiated specialised training. – 2023©️Willshir – Business Intelligence Program

ANGOLA – LUANDA – LUANDA – ANNOUNCEMENT – 2023-05-31 09:20:00

The Angolan Government committed to reinforcing cooperation relations in the economic, commercial, political-diplomatic and cultural areas with the Republic of Rwanda. This follows after the President of the Republic, Joao Lourenco, granted the outgoing Ambassador of Rwanda, Wellars Gasamagera, farewell greetings after three and a half years of mission in the country. The Rwandan diplomat considered the cooperation relations with Angola to be strong, taking into account the regular political consultations between the two countries on matters of stability and peace in the countries of the Great Lakes region. Angola and Rwanda signed nine legal instruments, including agreements to avoid double taxation, extradition, mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, transfer of convicted persons, and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of Agriculture and Livestock development, among other MoUs. – 2023©️Willshir – Business Intelligence Program

ANGOLA – LUANDA – LUANDA – ANNOUNCEMENT – 2023-05-31 08:50:00

The Angolan Government is expected to spend 1.59 billion kwanzas from 2023 until 2027 for the infrastructure of 900,000 plots of land intended for self-construction in the country’s 18 provinces. Currently, the housing deficit is estimated at 2.2 million units, and the expected target is to reduce it to 49%, by 2027, with the completion of this project. The project was approved on Tuesday, 30 May 2023, at the 4th Ordinary Meeting of the Economic Commission of the Council of Ministers, chaired by the President of the Republic, Joao Lourenco, and is part of the National Urbanism and Housing Programme. This deficit could reach four million housing units by 2050 if the Government fails to take concrete actions. The Head of Public Works, Urbanism, and Housing, Carlos dos Santos, stated that the project will start on an experimental basis in some municipalities to be selected in the provinces of Luanda, Bie, and Lunda Sul. – 2023©️Willshir – Business Intelligence Program