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: 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

  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: 2nd National Conference On Natural Resources Announced - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Luanda -A national conference on Angola's natural resources will be held from 20-30 November this year in Luanda aimed at consolidating dialogue among civil society associations, religious organisations, the Government and the private sector.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: President João Lourenço Leaves for South Africa - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, left in the beginning of this Thursday afternoon for South Africa, in fulfillment of his first official presidential trip abroad since he was sworn in last September 26.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Teachers Urged to Help Improve Education System - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The Education minister, Maria Cândida Teixeira, urged teachers to design strategies and working methods to improve the country's education system.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Gender and Social Protection Top ICRA Conference Agenda - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Luanda -Matters relating to gender and the role of social educators in the protection of vulnerable communities will dominate the two-day National Conference on Social Education, to be promoted by the Religious Sciences Institute of Angola ICRA).
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Catoca Seeks World Diamond Market Lead - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Saurimo -The Angolan diamond prospecting and exploration firm Sociedade Mineira de Catoca is planning to reach a production of eight million karat until December this year, thus gaining the world's production lead.elin