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The Angolan National Police released the human rights researcher, Lisa Rimli, after holding her in custody for an hour. According to Lisa Rimli, a police officer finally informed her that she had been taken the Municipal Comand of Cacuaco for her own safety, for she had not informed the police, prior to her visit to [...]Read more
Agents of the National Police detained, early Thursday afternoon, Human Rights Watch researcher, Lisa Rimli, in the resettlement area of Kaop-Funda in Luanda. Lisa Rimli was investigating the mass evictions, which involved a military operation that forcibly removed more than 5,000 people from the residential neighbourhood of Mayombe in the Cacuaco municipality of Luanda, on [...]Read more
Since the end of the war in Angola, the acts of institutional violence that have caused the most deaths and human rights abuses have been those focused on combating illegal mining activities in the diamond-bearing region of the Lundas, in the northeast of Angola. Official statements justify such actions as necessary to prevent the plunder [...]Read more
Operatives from the State Intelligence and Security Services (SINSE) recently addressed a letter to President José Eduardo dos Santos, in which it gave an account of the increasing levels of discouragement among their ranks, due to a lack of leadership and poor working conditions.
SINSE has a budget of KZ 66.6 billion (US$695 million) for [...]Read more
General Zé Maria, in military uniform, with general Kopelipa, during an MPLA rally
The head of the Military Intelligence and Security (SISM) of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), general António José Maria “Zé Maria”, has been an exception to the rule among the most trusted members of the presidential inner circle. His name [...]Read more
European Parliament, Subcommittee on Human Rights
Workshop on Corruption and Human Rights in Third Countries
February 28, 2013
You can find here a PDF version of this paper, with references in footnotes.
Rather than addressing corruption in Africa in general, this brief paper focuses on a particular case study, Angola. [...]Read more
For Christmas gifts for its Board of Directors, the national oil company Sonangol disbursed a total budget of US $2.2 million.
Watches, luggage and other extravagant accessories by luxury brands such as Cartier, Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Gucci, among others, were part of the range of gifts that the seven executive members of the [...]Read more
Angola’s 2013 budget has been hailed by government propaganda as its greatest ever, owing to how much is being spent on social sectors and in the fight against poverty. The State Budget Bill, approved by the National Assembly on January 15, is expected to become law on February 14.
Spending this year is up some [...]Read more
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