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Angola is the third-largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, with a population of 32 million people. The capital city Luanda has a population of over 8 million people and is the fifth-largest city in Africa.  Angola is still struggling to recover from the combined impacts of slavery, decades of anti-colonial struggle followed by a mass exodus of settlers and a 27-year civil war which was waged from independence in 1976 until 2002.
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The mine leak was bad. The DRC and Angola’s response are no better, report says

4 October 2022

In July 2021, an Angolan diamond mine leaked large amounts of polluted water into the Kasai River Basin which stretches across Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Twelve people were killed, a further 4,400 fell ill and an estimated 1 million more were affected by the polluted water…

Angola has potential as a future agriculture powerhouse – World Bank

15 September 2022

Angola has an abundance of arable land and a diversity of climatic conditions that are suitable for producing a variety of agricultural products. According to World Bank analysts, the country was once a major producer and exporter of agricultural products, including coffee, cotton, and bananas…

Southern Angola’s severe drought drives migration into Namibia

29 May 2022

People living in southern Angola are experiencing the worst drought in 40 years, with many crossing the border into Namibia in search of resources and relief after consecutive years of below-average rainfall affecting their crops.   The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) says the…

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Angola is the third-largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, with a population of 32 million people. The country is still struggling to recover from the cumulative impacts of slavery, decades of anti-colonial struggle followed by a mass exodus of settlers and a 27-year civil war. 

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Benguela, Angola, october 2007_photo by Carlos Ebert_FLICKR creative commons

Women’s Tenure Rights and Land Reform in Angola

6 August 2021

  By Allan Cain, Development Workshop Angola * This article was originally published as part of the online discussion on customary law in Southern Africa Angola is a post-war country, with weak land tenure legislation and limited local government management capacity. More than 62 percent of the…