Angola

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INFORMATION

Capital: Luanda

Government: Presidential Republic

Current President: João Lourenço

Economy:

  • Oil production and its supporting activities contribute about 85% of GDP.
  • Diamond exports contribute an additional 5%.

Population: 30,355,880 (2018)

Land Size: 1.25 million sq km (481,354 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Ovimbundu: 36%
  • Kimbundu: 25%
  • Bakongo: 13%
  • Mestico (mixed European and native African): 2%
  • Chinese: 1%
  • European: 1%
  • Other: 22%
Religions:

  • Indigenous beliefs: 47%
  • Roman Catholic: 38%
  • Protestant: 15%

Language(s):

  • Portuguese (official)
  • Umbundu
  • Kongo
  • Other

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RECENT NEWS

  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: National Carrier Inaugurates Luanda/Lagos Route - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan Airlines (TAAG) will be flying to Lagos, Nigeria, as from October this year, in the framework of its intended strengthened presence and expansion in Africa, said on Monday the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Rui Carreira.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Angola Supports Congolese Refugees - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Dundo -Exactly two years ago (2017), the Republic of Angola reached out to 35,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), welcomed in Lunda Norte province, due to the extreme and widespread violence caused by political tensions in their country.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Minister Invites U.S. Investors - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Luanda -Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto Monday in Washington invited US investors to participate in the future privatization process in the country.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: U.S. Diplomat Reaffirms Need to Fight Corruption - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Benguela -The US ambassador to Angola Nina Maria Fite reaffirmed on Tuesday, in Benguela that the ongoing fight against corruption and transparency must continue, to ease the interest of US companies in investing in Angola.
  • Tue - Aug 20, 2019: Vice President of Republic Works in Huambo - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The Vice-President of the Republic, Bornito de Sousa, travels to central Huambo province on Wednesday (21) for a 48-hour visit to assess the social and economic reality of Caála municipality.