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Angola News

UNHCR 
A plane carrying UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, core relief items arrived in Luanda, Angola, to assist over 11,000 people who fled a recent surge violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The aircraft, supported by UPS, landed Sunday ... See more..
Eyewitness News 
With Angola the latest country affected, only Lesotho and island nations in the region have escaped the pest, which devours crops in its path, the officials said. Its spread has undermined hopes for a better harvest this year, they added, with swathes ... See more..
New York Times 
CUITO CUANAVALE, Angola — Domingos Luis, a 20-year-old farmer, has lived his entire life in a hamlet surrounded by land mines, their lurking threat a constant presence. He remembers the old man who was killed after stepping on an explosive while ... See more..
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AllAfrica.com 
Why would Angola's President José Eduardo dos Santos issue a presidential decree (25/17) in February this year to award an estimated US $200 million r contract for a 100 Megawatt bi-fuel power station in Cabinda to an unknown entity named "Vavita ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
The governor of the northern Malanje, Norberto dos Santos, Wednesday praised the participation of citizens in the electoral registration process, in what he ... See more..
africanews 
The fall armyworm - which decimates fields as it marches ever forward - has spread to Angola as the caterpillar eats its way through southern Africa, a U.N. ... See more..
Eyewitness News 
Dos Santos, 74, will step down as president after 38 years at the helm but will retain control of the powerful ruling MPLA party. See more..
Belarus News (BelTA) 
On 28 April Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Angola to Belarus Joaquim Augusto de Lemos to discuss the current state and prospects of political, trade and economic cooperation ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Since 1958, GE has been operating in Angola where they have worked hard to expand their portfolio in the country. With the introduction of GE Transportation, ... See more..
Daily Trust 
Daily Trust: Nigeria continues to lag behind its southern African counterpart as prolonged shutdown of key export terminals has continued to overshadow the ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Namibia and Democratic Republic of the Congo
Area

Total 1,246,700 sq km
Land 1,246,700 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

semiarid in south and along coast to Luanda; north has cool, dry season (May to October) and hot, rainy season (November to April)
Natural Resources

petroleum, diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, copper, feldspar, gold, bauxite, uranium ;
Natural Hazards

locally heavy rainfall causes periodic flooding on the plateau
Current Environmental Issues

overuse of pastures and subsequent soil erosion attributable to population pressures; desertification; deforestation of tropical rain forest, in response to both international demand for tropical timber and to domestic use as fuel, resulting in loss of biodiversity; soil erosion contributing to water pollution and siltation of rivers and dams; inadequate supplies of potable water

Demographics

Nationality
Angolan
Population
18,565,269 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Angola's high growth rate in recent years was driven by high international prices for its oil. Angola became a member of OPEC in late 2006 and its current assigned a production quota of 1.65 million barrels a day (bbl/day). Oil production and its supporting activities contribute about 85% of GDP. Diamond exports contribute an additional 5%. Subsistence agriculture provides the main livelihood for most of the people, but half of the country's food is still imported. Increased oil production supported growth averaging more than 17% per year from 2004 to 2008. A postwar reconstruction boom and resettlement of displaced persons ...See More has led to high rates of growth in construction and agriculture as well. Much of the country's infrastructure is still damaged or undeveloped from the 27-year-long civil war. Land mines left from the war still mar the countryside, even though peace was established after the death of rebel leader Jonas SAVIMBI in February 2002. Since 2005, the government has used billions of dollars in credit lines from China, Brazil, Portugal, Germany, Spain, and the EU to rebuild Angola's public infrastructure. The global recession that started in 2008 temporarily stalled economic growth. Lower prices for oil and diamonds during the global recession slowed GDP growth to 2.4% in 2009, and many construction projects stopped because Luanda accrued $9 billion in arrears to foreign construction companies when government revenue fell in 2008 and 2009. Angola abandoned its currency peg in 2009, and in November 2009 signed onto an IMF Stand-By Arrangement loan of $1.4 billion to rebuild international reserves. Consumer inflation declined from 325% in 2000 to about 10% in 2012. Higher oil prices have helped Angola turn a budget deficit of 8.6% of GDP in 2009 into an surplus of 12% of GDP in 2012. Corruption, especially in the extractive sectors, also is a major challenge. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$130.4 billion (2012 est.); $120.3 billion (2011 est.); $115.7 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

20.4% of GDP (2012 est.); 24% of GDP (2011 est.); 21.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

bananas, sugarcane, coffee, sisal, corn, cotton, cassava (manioc), tobacco, vegetables, plantains; livestock; forest products; fish
Industries

petroleum; diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, feldspar, bauxite, uranium, and gold; cement; basic metal products; fish processing; food processing, brewing, tobacco products, sugar; textiles; ship repair