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.
Angola Tender and Business News
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.
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.
Portuguese firm Efacec (www.Efacec.pt/en) recently completed installation of the largest and most powerful transformer in Angola. That along with six other power transformers produced by Efacec will soon be installed at the Hydroelectric Power Plant located in the province of Malanje.
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
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.
A new report about the private sector's involvement in higher education and research, just released, calls for higher prioritization about the quality of learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Angola.
A major step forward in Africa's high-speed data communications capabilities just happened, now that Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao) has begun construction on its new South American data centre located in Fortaleza, Brazil.
The Gulf of Guinea Interregional Network (GOGIN), a project of the European Union aimed at fighting crime at sea in conjunction with nineteen coastal countries on the African continent, just launched.
An expert panel which spoke recently at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago pointed to a strong investment opportunity for Africa as the continent continues its broadband data "explosion".
AE Energia signed a contract for Massachusetts-based GE to provide a major upgrade to existing power systems in Angola, in the form of fast, digital power in the form of gas turbine generators and associated digital products..
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) leaders have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.
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.
The United Kingdom's British council sponsored a two week training course on English and aviation at he Angolan Air Force Psychology Department and English School.
The United Kingdom and Japan have completed a joint project to eliminate land mines and other unexploded ordinance from the war-ravaged regions of Malange, in the northern Angola.
The United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2017 Report suggests Africa should see moderate economic recovery from 2017 to 2018. This is despite the overall world economy more or less expected to stagnate or grow at most slowly for the same period.
Angola's sovereign wealth fund, The Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA) (www.FundoSoberano.ao), has agreed to support the construction and deployment of a strategic deep sea port in Angola.
Sonangol, Angola's state-owned oil company, just voluntarily cut its production by just under 5%. This was part of a recent overall agreement between all OPEC member nations.
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.
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).
The inaugural African Private Equity Academy events will take place in Sandton (South Africa) this coming week, with over 100 delegates in attendance from all across the African continent.
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.
The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science (ForWomenInScience.com) programme just named 14 new award-winning research scientists across Africa as awardees of their post-doctoral Fellowship grants, in honor of the their contributions and innovations to the field of medical science.
Products shipping from Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho to the European Union have now been granted duty-free access. The European Parliament just voted to approve the duty-free trade arrangement.
Monet Submarine Cable System, a new submarine data and telecommunications cable designed to deliver 60 terabits of capacity between the U.S. and Brazil, has selected Equinix, Inc., a U.S.-based interconnection and data center company to provide the U.S. landing part of the project. Monet is jointly owned by Angola Cables (an Angolan telecom company), Algar Telecom (a Brazilian telecom and ISP), Antel (the Uruguyan telecom company) and Google.