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06 Oct 2017 description

Luanda - The Angolan ambassador, Apolinário Jorge Correia, Permanent Representative of Angola to UN in Geneva, Swiss, on Wednesday appealed to International community to bolster aid for DR Congolese refugees staying in Angola.

According to a press note from the Angolan Permanent Mission that reached Angop on Thursday, the Angolan diplomat said so during the 68th session of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva.

09 Sep 2017 description

Dundo - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Angola Thursday handed over kits of "dignity" to refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the municipality of Lóvua (Lunda Norte).

The event was presided over by the UNFPA representative to Angola, Felizbela Fernandes, during a visit to assess the living conditions made by an interministerial commission headed by the minister of Social Assistance and Reintegration, Gonçalves Muandumba.

17 Aug 2017 description

Luanda - The Social Welfare minister Wednesday in Luanda reiterated his call to the international community, churches and society, for a relief aid to the 30,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo based in Angola.

Gonçalves Muandumba was speaking to journalists after a ceremony of symbolic delivery of a kit of reproductive health material by the representative of the UN Populations Fund to Angola, Florbela Fernandes.

The handout is part of 3,000 different kits for newly-born babies, children, young people and women.

28 Jul 2017 description

The commissioner, who is also the coordinator of the Angolan team of experts monitoring the case, said so at Tshikapa town in the Congolese province of Kasai.

Speaking on the sidelines of a bilateral meeting between the provinces of Lunda Norte (Angola) and Kasai (DRC), Alfredo Quintino said that 1,500 Congolese citizens have voluntarily returned to their areas of origin.

The source admitted the possibility of repatriation of more than 30,000 refugees, after having concluded that there was stability in areas formerly in tribal political conflict in DRC.

23 Jul 2017 description

Dundo - Social Welfare minister Gonçalves Muandumba visited the Dundo refugee shelters in the urban district of Mussungue on Friday to assess the execution degree of the works in the new center.

On Thursday, the multi-sectoral delegation led by Muandumba traveled to the municipality of Lóvua, where he received information on the progress of the new center, already under development, and opening of access routes, planning of the site, between other aspects, awaiting only the preparation of 72 lots and consequent construction of villages.

20 Jun 2017 description

Malanje - At least one hundred and three foreign nationals sought refuge in northern Malanje province and 138 others sought asylum, said the provincial director of the Migration and Foreigners Service (SME), Laureano Dias dos Santos.

The total of 241 citizens from different countries namely Mauritania, Sudan, Guinea Conakry, Eritrea, Sierra Leone, Cotê d'Ivoire, Chad, Somalia and Liberia.

According to Laureano Dias dos Santos, these citizens are under control of SME in the municipalities of Malanje, Cacuso, Calandula, Quirima, Mucari and Luquembo.

31 May 2017 description

Overview: This document presents Asylum Seekers population statistics of Congolese recently pre-registred in the provincial capital of Dundo and surroundings in Lunda Norte Province. The complex emergency in Kasai Central Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) began with the violent uprising of a local militia (Kamuina Nsapu) in August 2016. Since then the crisis has spread to provinces of Kasai, Eastern Kasai and Lomami.

19 May 2017 description

Dundo - The Minister of Social Welfare and Reintegration, Gonçalves Manuel Muandumba, assured Wednesday in Dundo, Lunda Norte province, of the support for humanitarian assistance and safety of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Angola, aimed at their social well-being.

18 May 2017 description

Mbanza Congo - At least 352 Angolans and foreigners have entered Angola in the last seven days across the northern Zaire province posts at the border with the central region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The information was released Wednesday by the spokesperson for the Migration and Foreigner Service (SME), superintendent Domingos Sebastião.

The official, who was assessing the activities carried out by the SME in the last seven days, added that in comparison with the previous week, there was an increase of 127 immigration cases.

28 Apr 2017 description

Luanda - At least 15,000 new refugees from Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have fled to Angola due to the situation of conflict in their country, but without causing any instability.

The information was released Friday by Angolan minister of Foreign Affairs, Georges Rebelo Chikoti.

Georges Chikoti said so to the press at the end of an audience the Vice President, Manuel Domingos Vicente, granted to the special envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region, Said Kjinnt.

18 Apr 2017 description

Speaking to the press at the end of the visit to Mussungue shelter centre, the commander of the Angolan ground forces, general Sá Miranda, reiterated the country’s responsibility under the United Nations 435 resolution, which defends the protection of refugees that come from countries wrapped in conflicts.

However, the military high-ranking officer stressed both countries’ joint efforts also based on friendship ties, so as to ease the conditions in the shelter centres, which are continuously receiving Congolese citizens.

12 Apr 2016 description

Mbanza Congo - Migration and Foreigners Department (SME) in northern Zaire province has recorded 800 movements in the last seven days in different border check points with the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The SME spokesman, Domingos Sebastião, said this, adding that there was a decrease of 40 cases in relation to the previous week.

He mentioned 280 national and foreign citizens as having entered legally the national territory through the border check points of Luvo, in the municipality of Mbanza Congo.

04 Apr 2016 description

Saurimo - Angolan Families, returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia, received on Sunday, miscellaneous goods from the National Diamond Company (Endiama), as part of celebrations of the 14th anniversary of peace and national reconciliation.

Among the delivered goods, it includes rice, cooking oil, salt, beans, soft drinks, dried fish, maize flour, soap, juice and materials for the practice of agriculture, among others.