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

  • Sat - Apr 21, 2018: The Runaway Plaintiff Making a Mockery of Justice in Angola - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [Maka] In my professional career, I stood trial three times due to my exposés on the powerful elite in Angola. The first time, the plaintiffs were the President and the Attorney General (AG). The second time, I took on eight generals in a bundle as the plaintiffs. Now, in a repetition of the circumstances of that first trial, the plaintiffs are once again that former president and his AG.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: IMF Predicts 2.2% Growth for Angola - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has once again analysed Angola's economic perspective and predicted a growth of about 2.2 per cent for this year and 2.4 per cent for next year.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Competition Bill Passed in General Terms - Parliament - - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The National Assembly approved last Thursday in general terms the Competition Bill submitted by the Executive and which is intended to better regulate commercial competition in Angola.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Angolan Nationalists Should Be Honoured - Ambassador - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The continuous recognition of the historical figures of the various political parties that fought for the liberation of Angola was defended on Thursday in Luanda by the ambassador of career, Luís Neto Kiambata.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Angola and Togo Prepare Top Level Meeting - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The republics of Angola and Togo will analyse, with greater depth, their bilateral relations and new co-operation areas at a top level meeting, which is to take place this year in a place yet to be defined.