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UN Moves DRC Refugees Into More Permanent 'Home'

More than 33,000 Congolese refugees are being moved by the United Nations' refugee agency from their current temporary and overcrowded facilities in northern Angola to what is hoped to be a more permanent establishment in Lóvua.

Angonix Becomes Third Largest African IXP

Luanda, Angola based Angonix (www.Angonix.net), founded only two years ago, is now the third largest African IXP, with peak traffic recorded as of July 2017 at 10.8 Gbps. The rapid growth of the IXP supplier demonstrates both how open the opportunity is for digital enterprises and specifically the competitive nature of Angonix itself.

New Beverage Plant in Angola Secures Approval, Eventually to Provide 400 Jobs

Grupo Sun Ocean Lda, a new company formed by Embasa (Equatorial Guinea), Sun Ocean Holdings Ltd. of Angola, and QG African Infrastructure 1 LP have received formal approval to proceed with their project to produce, package and distribute juice, water and wine with significant capacity to contribute to positive economic and social impacts in Angola.

Shortlist Announced for First Ever Africa Architecture Awards

The shortlist of potential winners for the first ever Africa Architecture Awards have just been announced by , which are intended to recognize and reward worthy projects from around the continent and to create a broader awareness of the issues and opportunities inherent in the built environment through dialogue, analysis and critique

New Plan Rolling Out to Halt Spread of Fall Army Worm in Southern Africa

The fall army worm has expanded so rapidly in southern Africa that its presence is behind a cut in this year's regional maize harvest forecast by up to 10 percent. A new multi-part plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the worm may help push back the agricultural menace.

Angola Cables Begins Work on SACS Africa-Americas 40 Tbps Undersea Data Cable

Angola Cables (www.AngolasCables.co.ao) has just completed a marine planning survey to support the development of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS). When complete, SACS will interconnect between WACS, the West Africa Cable System, and the Monet cable system which connects the United States and Brazil.

Angola Charges Local Journalists With 'Crimen Injuria' For Challenging Corruption

The Government of Angola has charged two journalists, Rafael Marques de Morais, who runs the anti-corruption website Maka Angola, and Mariano Bras, of the weekly, O Crime,with 'crimen injuria', a crime similar to insult laws, according to the juournalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists is demanding Angola release these two individuals.

Central African Member States Agree on Telecom Governance and Cybersecurity Laws

The Central African Economic Community (ECCAS) member states have produced model and common laws covering telecommunications, cyber security and a regulatory framework that will help govern cross-border telecom interconnections. The agreement was completed with the support of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

Using Indigenous Knowledge To Reverse Land Degradation in Angola

FAO's top three priorities in improving livelihoods in Angola are strengthening smallholder production and productivity to improve food security and nutrition, strengthening sustainable management of natural resources and increasing resilience of rural livelihoods to climatic shock and climate change.

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