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13 Apr 2016 description
report The Guardian

Purse strings may be tight, but investing in immunisation brings economic rewards, reducing healthcare costs and improving school attendance

Dr Sam Agbo
The author is chief of survival and development for Unicef Angola

Angola was declared polio-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in December – a public health triumph. It set the stage for a similar declaration in Nigeria, a major landmark in the global battle against this disabling disease.

22 Oct 2013 description
report The Guardian

Government accused of playing down the crisis, which has affected 1.8 million people, to protect its economic reputation.

The Angolan government has been accused of being in denial over a drought that has affected 1.8 million people because the crisis threatens to tarnish the country's image as a booming economy.

18 Jan 2013 description
report The Guardian

EU finds poor maintenance by recipient countries is leaving roads in ruin, jeopardising work to reduce poverty and hunger

The EU has spent billions of euros to build roads in sub-Saharan Africa that are left to deteriorate because of poor maintenance, the European Court of Auditors said on Tuesday.

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05 Oct 2012 description
report The Guardian

By Mark Tran

Report finds discovery of oil and mineral resources doing little to improve prospects for poor people, whose lot may even worsen

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05 Apr 2012 description
report The Guardian

Human Rights Watch says use of unnecessary force against peaceful protesters must end

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14 Oct 2011 description
report The Guardian

Nine years after the return of peace to Angola, the country is struggling to get children into school and to find people to teach them

Alex Duval Smith in Lubango, southern Angola

The dusty playground around Primary School 200 is filled with children. It could be breaktime, except that everyone is sitting in attentive groups. Some pupils are gathered beneath trees; others bake in the heat under a long, shiny sheet of corrugated metal that looks like a bike shelter.