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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.

28 Feb 2018 description

Luanda - Angolan Government pledges commitment to the construction of water retention dams in the country’s central and southern regions with a view to reducing the negative impact of drought, said Tuesday in Luanda the State Secretary for Water.

Luís Filipe da Silva made the pledge at the end of the first meeting of National Water Council, chaired by the vice President Bornito de Sousa.

He spoke of the need to build several dams in several waterways and ponds to retain and supply of water.

21 Feb 2018 description

Cuito - The non-governmental organisation "People in Need" launched in February a project to improve the food security of the vulnerable communities in central Bie province.

The fact was announced Tuesday by manager of NGO's Health Programme, Elena Catalan.

Speaking to Angop, Elena Catalan spoke of the perspectives of the actions to be developed, through the said project.

The manager stressed that the programme, aimed essentially at ensuring the nutritional levels of the populations, will cover rural areas.

20 Feb 2018 description

Uíge - Heavy rainfall destroyed 120 houses in districts of Uige and Maquela do Zombo, northern Uige province, from January to February 14 this year.

The information was revealed Friday by the representative of Fire-brigade in Uíge province, Eduardo André Almeida Pereira.

The source noted that the rain hit a church in the municipality of Maquela do Zombo.

Storm blew off the roof of the Police building and national radio repeater.

Still in Maquela de Zombo, the rain destroyed 60 houses, leaving 200 people homeless, he said.

20 Feb 2018 description

Menongue - At least 1,400 mined zones have been catalogued all over the country, said on Thursday in Cuito Cuanavale municipality, southeast Cuando Cubango province, the general director of the National Demining Institute (INAD), Leonardo Severino Sapalo.

The official unveiled the information during the demolition of 448 anti-tank mines and 9 personal mines, in a ceremony witnessed by the deputy governor for Technical Services and Infrastructure of Cuando Cubango province, Bento Francisco Xavier.

07 Feb 2018 description

Luanda - A memorandum of collaboration in the health domain was signed last Monday, in Lusaka, between the Health Ministries of Angola and Zambia, represented by the incumbent ministers, respectively Sílvia Lutukuta and Chitalu Chilufya.

The memo outlines the exchange of regular information in relation to epidemiological outbreaks at the common border regions, joint sensitisation work to raise health measures awareness and the strengthening of the control over border activities like trade.

15 Jan 2018 description

Kananga - The authorities of Angola's north-eastern Lunda Norte Province last Saturday in Kananga, chief town of DRC's Kasai Central Province, received guarantees of political stability that will enable the return home, as from March, of the over 31,000 Congolese refugees who sought shelter in Angola until the year 2017.

03 Jan 2018 description

Uíge - The fight against the cholera outbreak, in the capital of Uíge province, since last December 21, 2017 was reinforced Tuesday, with a team of 25 health technicians from Luanda.

Technicians from the Ministries of Environmental and of the Energy and Water are also part of the team of doctors to fight the epidemics, introduced to the Government of the Province of Uíge by the Secretary of State for Health hospital sector, Valentim Altino de Chantal Matias.

03 Jan 2018 description

Luanda - The current situation of cholera, which plagues the Uíge province and has already claimed six lives in recent days, has forced a multi-sectoral delegation to the province for evaluation, headed by the Health Secretary of State for Hospital area, Valentim Altino de Chantal Matias.

31 Dec 2017 description

Chitembo - At least 100,115 people, among children and adults, were immunized from January to present date against several pathologies in the municipality of Chitembo, 150 kilometers south of the city of Cuito, Bié province.

The information was released Wednesday by the Chitembo municipal administrator, Daniel Mucanda, noting that the actions developed in the health units allowed vaccinating 5,805 pregnant women and women of childbearing age against tetanus, 76,766 against Yellow fever.

29 Dec 2017 description

Malanje - At least 199 citizens from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been repatriated to their country from November 2016 to November this year for illegal stay in northern Malanje province, said Tuesday the director of Migration and Foreigners Service (SME), Laureano Dias dos Santos.

The official who was speaking to ANGOP, said that the repatriations had taken place at the Tembo-Aluma border post in the municipality of Marimba and, compared to the previous period, there was a decrease of 110 cases, due to the strategies of SME to fight the illegal immigration.

24 Dec 2017 description

Uige - At least 275,745 cases of malaria were recorded from January to November this year in the northern Uige Province, as revealed by the provincial supervisor of the Fight against Malaria Programme, Manuel Messo.

The technician gave this information during the visit to Uige Province of he Health minister, Sílvia Lutucuta. On the occasion, Manuel Messo clarified that in the same period the authorities recorded over 700 deaths caused by malaria, most of whom were children.

18 Dec 2017 description

Luena - At least 476,043 square meters of land are free from landmines in the eastern Moxico province, fruit of the demining work carried out by the Mining Advisory Group (MAG) in the last 11 months.

The data were told to ANGOP on Saturday in Luena by the MAG community liaison manager, Cambembe Evaristo, stating that the demined lands were handed over to the populations of the localities of Lundjacuti, Tepa 1 and 2, localities of the commune of Lucusse of Moxico headquarters).

16 Dec 2017 description

The information was released Friday by the National Director of Public Health, Isilda Neves, during a talk with journalists.

The event was intended to boost the knowledge on messages aimed at increasing the impact of population on the introduction of IPV.

According to the director, the introduction of IPV is one of the main objectives of the strategic plan for the eradication of poliomyelitis (2013-2018).

The vaccine will be administrated in a single dose in children aged four months old, along with Penta, PCV13 and Rotavirus vaccines.

13 Dec 2017 description

Dundo - At least 21.116 citizens from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are based in Angola’s eastern Lunda Norte province as refugees.

The data were released Tuesday by the acting provincial director of Migration and Foreigner Service (SME), Pedro Mulua.

Angop learnt that the group comprises 5,342 men and 5,788 women, accompanied by their 9,986 children.

The source also quoted other 33 unaccompanied children, as joining the group.

Political and military instability in DRC forced roughly 31,241 people seeking refuge in Angola, from April to June 2017.