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21 Oct 2017 description

Caxito - At least 468 unexploded ordnances were destroyed on Friday in Igua, Dande municipality, Bengo province, by the National Demining Institute (INAD).

Among the destroyed explosive devices are ten anti-personnel landmines, an anti-tank landmines, 139 projectiles, 12 rockets, 15 ammunitions, 33 grenades and 224 various low-caliber ammunitions.

17 Oct 2017 description

Quiculungo - At least 7,599 cases of malaria were diagnosed in the first quarter of this year in Quiculungo municipality, northern Cuanza Norte province.

The information is contained in a report from the local Health Department, saying the above figure shows a reduction of 1,070 cases as compared with the number of people with the disease during the same period of 2016.

According to the source that reached Angop on Tuesday, during the period in respect, 122 patients with malaria were hospitalised, resulting in 14 deaths.

15 Oct 2017 description

Ndalatando - At least 2.9 million square meters were demined from 2005 to 2017 in the province of Kwanza Norte, said this Saturday to Angop in Ndalatando, the head of demining operations of the National Demining Institute ( INAD), in the region, Chitavi Lino.

The official said that there have been removed, in the same period, nine antitank and ninety-nine antipersonnel landmines and 29,329 different unexploded ordnance, whose activity had an impact on cleaning access roads, bridges, small bridges, railway lines and transportation of electric power, as well as fiber optics.

14 Oct 2017 description

Malanje - At least 110 houses were destroyed by heavy rains that caused displacement of the equal number of families in northern Malanje province in the last days, said Friday the 2nd Provincial Commander of Fire-fighter Department.

Miguel Bernardo mentioned Massango (25 houses destroyed), Cambundi-Catembo (15), Malanje (13) and Luquembo (10), as the most affected municipalities.

He said that the institution is making efforts to identify other affected localities, as well as ensure support for the victims.

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.

02 Oct 2017 description

Luanda - The Municipal Administration of Cazenga, Luanda, is starting on Monday to implement small basic sanitation actions aimed at improving road traffic, said Sunday the local Deputy Administrator for the technical and infrastructural affairs, Olívio Fernandes.

Speaking to Angop, the official said that pending the public investment programme of the elected government, they will work in "Santa Clara" street, Urban District of 11 de Novembro to restore and improve road traffic.

30 Sep 2017 description

Cambundi-Catembo - Twenty-six families have been displaced following three-day heavy rains that hit the municipality of Cambundi-Catembo, 185 km of the capital city of the northern Malanje province, Angop learnt Friday.

The Municipal Headquarters’ neighborhoods of Caiúma, Miguel I, Mussengue, Xilamba and Kibinga, were the most affected, with material damages still to be evaluated, said the official of Social Affairs.

Samuel Ferreira stressed that efforts are in progress to tackle the plight of the victims.

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.

03 Sep 2017 description

Lubango - At least ninety three national general medical practitioners, newly qualified through a public tender in the health area, were Friday in Lubango officially presented to the local government, in order to minimize the shortage that the sector faces.

These new cadres trained in Cuba and in the country will be distributed by the municipalities of Lubango (20), Cacula (two), Matala (10), Quilengues (six), Jamba (six), Chibia (six), Chipindo Caconda (five), Gambos (six) Chicomba (four) Humpata (six), Cuvango (five), Caluquembe (six) and Quipungo (six).

01 Sep 2017 description

Luanda - Angolan Social Welfare minister Gonçalves Manuel Muandumba will deliver on Friday to Carita de Angola the first goods raised under the "Bolsa de Solidariedade Social" project.

According to National Director of Social Action of Social Welfare (MINARS), Teresa Quivienguele, the event marks the International Solidarity Day, on 31 August.

The ceremony, which was guided by the incumbent minister, Manuel Muandumba, will gather Secretaries of State, technicians of MINARS and representatives of Caritas de Angola.

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.

11 Aug 2017 description

Luanda - The embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany has made available one million Euros to mitigate the damage caused to the population of Cunene, due to phenomena such as drought and floods, according to a press release that reached Angop on Thursday.

According to the note, this availability resulted from an effort made by the Angolan government, through the Ministry of Environment and partners, to seek immediate and medium-term solutions to mitigate the effects of drought and floods that has been hitting the province and the people of Cunene.

01 Aug 2017 description

Cuito - About 214 people died in the medical centres of the central Bie Province, in the second quarter of the present year, victims of malaria, a figure that represents nine cases more compared to the first quarter.

The information was given last Monday to ANGOP by the acting head of the provincial department of public health and diseases control, Nelson Stover, when presenting a report on the situation of malaria incidence in the province.

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.

26 Jul 2017 description

Ndalatando - At least 179 new HIV-AIDS positive cases, from 8,472 blood tests, were recorded from last April to June, in northern Cuanza Norte, as a result of voluntary counseling and testing at several local health centres.

According to data from the provincial coordination of fight against AIDS that reached ANGOP, Tuesday there is a reduction of 25 cases compared to the first quarter of 2017, in which 154 HIV-positive people were diagnosed in a total of 6,221 tests.