Angola

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INFORMATION

Capital: LuandaGovernment: Presidential Republic

Current President: Jose Eduardo dos Santos

Economy:

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

Population: 25,789,024 (2014)

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

Major Ethic 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

  • Sun - Apr 30, 2017: UN Airlifts Aid to Refugees in Angola - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [UN News] A plane carrying relief items has arrived in Luanda, Angola, to assist over 11,000 people who fled a recent surge violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations refugee agency said today.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Minister Highlights Usefulness of Information Technologies - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, José Carvalho da Rocha, said Thursday in Luanda that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) represent a useful tool in the development of the daily activities of women, especially in the field of business.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Minister Calls for Continued International Support for Electoral Process - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan minister of Territory Administration Bornito de Sousa has called on the international community to continue supporting the ongoing electoral process in the country.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Governor Calls On Citizens to Participate in Elections - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Malanje -The governor of the northern Malanje, Norberto dos Santos, Wednesday praised the participation of citizens in the electoral registration process, in what he described as an evidence of a patriotic sense and interest in exercising the right to vote in the country's election set for August 23, 2017.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Governor Suggests Fuel Line for Agriculture - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Malanje -The governor of Malanje, Norberto dos Santos, wants the country to produce a fuel line directed only at agricultural activity and a bank that only serves peasants and businessmen.