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: 29,310,273 (2017)

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

  • Fri - Dec 14, 2018: Former Higher Education Minister Dies in Mozambique - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Maputo -The former Angolan minister of Higher Education Adão Gaspar Ferreira do Nascimento was found dead Wednesday in one of Maputo-based hotels in Mozambique, Angop has learnt.
  • Thu - Dec 13, 2018: Ruling Party Approves National Production Strategy - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The Secretariat of the ruling MPLA party's Politburo last Wednesday approved the proposal of national production strategy, with strong emphasis on the basic products that households normally need, and which outlines a better co-ordination among the productive sectors.
  • Thu - Dec 13, 2018: Angola and Egypt Review Co-Operation Agreements - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Cairo -A technical team was set up last Wednesday, in Cairo, to review the co-operation accords between Angola and Egypt, whose signing go back to the year 1983.
  • Thu - Dec 13, 2018: EU Donates U.S.$2.2 Million for Training of Entrepreneurs - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Luanda -At least two million euros is the amount made available by the European Union (E.U) for the training of Angolan entrepreneurs that want to be involved in the process of exporting goods to the E.U market.
  • Thu - Dec 13, 2018: Justice Minister Urges Parents to Take Children for Registration - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan minister of Justice and Human Rights Francisco Queiroz Wednesday urged parents to register their children in order to ensue an identity and access to basic services such as education and health.