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Por Shilda Cardoso | Senior Researcher at Friends of Angola Agosto 22, 2022 É com muita preocupação e urgência que a Friends of Angola apela às Instituições de Segurança e Defesa em Angola a posicionarem-se patrioticamente perante as eleições no dia 24 de Agosto de 2022. É do nosso conhecimento que em Angola, a estabilidade…

Imagem: Internet By Shilda Cardoso The MPLA politics is as perplexing as one can imagine. Often, we define the ruling party as consisting of unanimous and affirmative leadership due to the excessive powers granted to its leaders and the subsequent support of the remaining members. Historically, the MPLA regime modeled itself as an elite Marxist-Leninist…

Greetings! I am the Executive Director at Friends of Angola, an advocacy-based organization focused on human rights, transparency, and good governance in Angola. I am writing to bring your attention to support the U.S. Senate resolution calling on the Government of Angola to hold free, fair, and peaceful elections on August 24, 2022. The resolution…

By Shilda Cardoso | Friends of Angola August 4, 2022 The United States Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Chairman of the SFRC Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, have recently introduced a Senate resolution calling for free, fair, and peaceful…

By Shilda Cardoso|Friends of Angola On the eve of the electoral campaigns for the August 24th elections, the limited attention to the topic of power transition from the interested parties in Angola is quite concerning. Given the country’s long history of civil conflict, numerous unfulfilled treaties, and highly contested elections by opposition parties, the lack…

Por Radio Angola A organização não-governamental “Friends of Angola” endereçou uma carta aberta ao Presidente da República, João Lourenço, onde manifesta preocupação sobre os “discursos inflamados” de determinados políticos e membros do governo. Rádio Angola No documento a que a Rádio Angola teve acesso, a Friends of Angola escreve que tem constatado “discursos inflamatórios de…

30 May, 2022 It was with great concern and indignation that Friends of Angola (FoA) became aware of the excessive use of force, including live ammunition against workers at the Kakulo Cabaça hydroelectric dam, on May 6th, 2022, in Angola. Unfortunately, the use of live ammunition by law enforcement officials agains several defenseless employees of…

CARTA ABERTA Ao Excelentíssimo Sr. João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço                               Presidente da República de Angola Luanda: 14 de Alril de 2022 Assunto: Obstruções ao Exercício do Direito à Manifestação em Angola Excelência, Sr. Presidente, A Friends of Angola (FoA) recebeu com grande preocupação notícias sobre as mais recentes agressões e detenções em Luanda de 26 jovens manifestantes no…

To Your Excellency Mr. João Manuel Goncalves Lourenço President of the Republic of Angola Luanda: March 17, 2022 Subject: Setback of Fragile Democracy in Angola Your Excellency, Mr. President, It is with great concern that Friends of Angola (FoA) has been seeing the setback of Angola’s already fragile democracy, evidenced by introduction of Article 333 in 2021 of the…