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04 Sep 2018 description

The warning came from the liaison officer to World Health Organisation in the region, Armando Aspirante.

Aspirante told Angop that several protection measures are being implemented along the border area, the communes of Chiluange and Cassai Sul share with the DRC.

The official said that there are skilled surveillance teams in both communes and well equipped health facilities to deal with eventual cases of disease.

22 Jun 2018 description

Dundo - Angola government is committed to providing security to refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), based in the eastern province of Lunda Norte.

Angola’s pledge was reaffirmed Wednesday by the province's governor Ernesto Muangala, adding that the country has created conditions for education and access to drinking water for DRC refugees.

Muangala was speaking at the Lóvua settlement, 80 kilometers from the provincial capital Dundo, during a ceremony that marked World Refugee Day, June 20.

21 Jun 2018 description

Luanda - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has acknowledged Angola’s role in protecting the refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), based in the eastern Lunda Norte province.

The recognition came from the UNHCR representative in Angola, Philippa Candler, during a meeting with the president of the 10th Commission on Human Rights, Petitions, Complaints and Suggestions of the Citizens of the National Assembly, Raúl Danda held on Wednesday in Luanda.

06 Jun 2018 description

Mbanza Kongo - At least 170 citizens from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were repatriated last weekend by the Migration and Foreigners Service (SME) in northern Zaire province for illegal stay in Angola.

The mentioned foreigners entered the national territory by clandestine routes, escaping the control of Border Guard Police personnel assigned along the border perimeter, said the third deputy head of migration of provincial department of SME, João Lourenço Júnior.

31 May 2018 description

Huambo - Angolan Government has vowed to reduce the risk of introducing Ebola virus into the country from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

This was confirmed Wednesday by minister of Health Sílvia Lutukuta, who alluded to the country’s reviving emergency and multi-sector contingency plan.

Sílvia Lutukuta was speaking at the opening session of the 28th Consultative Council of the sector, held in central Huambo province.

24 May 2018 description

Soyo - At least 14 health technicians in Soyo town, northern Zaire province, were deployed along the Mwanda region and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border to bolster the surveillance and avoid the spread of Ebola outbreak hitting that neighbouring country.

This was told to Angop on Wednesday in Soyo city by the local health director, Pedro Lussukamo.

He underlined that the referred health technicians and partners increased the epidemiological surveillance measures at local ports and airports.

17 May 2018 description

Uíge - Angola's northern Uige province is outlining strategies to prevent Ebola outbreak recently plaguing the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The was during a meeting the provincial Health Board held Wednesday with the municipalities.

The meeting aimed at outlining strategies and listening to the municipal authorities, discussed topics such as biosafety measures, epidemiological surveillance system, awareness on prevention measures in dealing with deaths.

10 May 2018 description

Saurimo - The eastern Lunda Sul province is intensifying epidemiological actions on border with Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), aimed at preventing Ebola virus from entering Angolan territory.

The information was released Wednesday in by the acting director of the Provincial Health Office in Lunda Sul, Gomes Txipilica.

"In view of human trafficking and trade activity on border zones, we will reinforce our surveillance teams, mainly on Cassai Sul and Chiluange border,” Gomes Txipilica told the journalists.

30 Mar 2018 description

Luanda - The Government of Japan has provided about USD 250,000 for the Kasai, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) refugee support operations in Dundo, Lunda Norte, Republic of Angola.

The funds provided enable UNICEF to continue humanitarian assistance in the areas of nutrition, water, hygiene and sanitation, as well as the promotion of good health practices, UNICEF said in a statement.

10 Mar 2018 description

Dundo - Over 10,000 refugees - 4,304 men, 3,102 women and 3,287 children - from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have returned voluntarily to the country since June 2017, according to Migration and Foreigners Service (SME).

The provincial director of SME, Marcelino José Caetano, told Angop that the daily and voluntary departures of refugees occurs under supervision of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), at the Chissanda border check point, in the Chitato municipality, eastern Lunda Norte province.