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

  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Soccer - Chan2018 - Angola One Point to Quarter Finals - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Agadir -Angola and Congo Brazzaville will clash Wednesday for the quarter finals of the African Nations Cup for Home-based players ( CHAN 2018), taking place in Morocco.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Portuguese Court Separates Lawsuit File of Former Angolan Vice President - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Lisbon -The lawsuit file of the former Angolan Vice President, Manuel Vicente, running in a Portuguese Court, dubbed "Fizz Operation", last Monday was separated from the rest of the process that involves other accused (Portuguese) individuals.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Govt Official Appeals for Maintenance of Public Infrastructures - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Lubango -The minister of Construction and Public Works, Manuel Tavares de Almeida, on Monday in Lubango City, southern Huila, highlighted the idea that everyone should contribute to the maintenance of city infrastructures , with a view to increasing their durability period.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Total E&P Angola Starts Restructuring Process - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The Oil Company Total E&P Angola kicked off on Monday an internal restructuring process to improve its current structure, which implies a reduction of staff, including 150 Angolan temporary workers that represent 8% of its manpower out of a total of 1,700 national and foreign employees.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Soccer - Interclube Wins Under-20 National Championship - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Luanda -Interclube won the under-20 football championship after beating on Sunday by 1-0 the 1º de Agosto at the Luanda Coqueiros stadium.