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

  • Wed - Jul 26, 2017: Angola Promises to Honour Its N$2.6 Billion Debt to Namibia - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [New Era] Windhoek -Angola has promised to honour its outstanding N$2.6 billion financial obligations to Namibia in a 2015 currency conversion agreement that saw Angola unable to pay over on time the billions owed to Namibia.
  • Wed - Jul 26, 2017: Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Angola - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [PR Newswire] London -Jessica Hand has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Angola
  • Wed - Jul 26, 2017: Election Campaigns Kick Off in Angola - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [Deutsche Welle] Campaigns for the August presidential election in Angola have begun. The poll will mark the end of the 38-year rule of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos who is not running for reelection.
  • Tue - Jul 25, 2017: Experts Defend Creation of Legislation to Protect Genetic Resources - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The need for the creation of a national legislation to protect genetic resources against bioprospecting activities was defended last Monday, in Luanda, by the experts that participated in the workshop on "Phytogenic Resources in the context of food security".
  • Tue - Jul 25, 2017: Patriotism Must Prevail Over Differences - Governor - AllAfrica News: Angola
    [ANGOP] The governor of the central Huambo Province, João Baptista Kussumua, last Sunday appealed to the political forces participating in the electoral process that will culminate with casting of ballot on 23 August, this year, to make patriotism prevail over political differences.