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Angola’s Activist to Prison Pipeline

The recent slump in oil prices has had serious repercussions across Angola. Citizens are suffering and the government is increasingly intolerant of dissent. It is in that atmosphere that Jose…

March 14, 2016


Angola: Where Peaceful Protest is a Crime

Police and security forces in Angola use the courts, dogs, batons, torture, and murder to attack citizens exercising rights guaranteed in their constitution and under international law. Journalist Rafael Marques…

September 22, 2015

Press Release

Authorities must free human rights activist in Angola

Angolan authorities must drop the charge of “rebellion” against human rights activist José Marcos Mavungo and immediately and unconditionally free him, Amnesty International said today ahead of the court’s final…

September 11, 2015


Annual Report: Angola 2013

REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA Head of state and government José Eduardo dos Santos Police and security forces continued to use excessive force, including against peaceful demonstrators, as well as to carry…

May 15, 2013


Annual Report: Angola 2011

Head of state: José Eduardo dos Santos Head of government: António Paulo Kassoma Death penalty: abolitionist for all crimes Population: 19 million Life expectancy: 48.1 years Under-5 mortality (m/f): 220/189…

June 27, 2011


Annual Report: Angola 2010

Head of state José Eduardo dos Santos Head of government António Paulo Kassoma Death penalty abolitionist for all crimes Population 18.5 million Life expectancy 46.5 years Under-5 mortality (m/f) 220/189…

March 19, 2011



Angola is an oil rich nation in southern Africa rising from a decades' long civil war to become an emerging force in the world economic market. Rapid economic development has…


Human Rights Victory in Angola!!

[caption id="attachment_16265" align="alignleft" width="184" caption="Billboard showing portraits of the victims of an attack on the bus carrying the Togo national football team."][/caption] Today, four persons incarcerated in Angola were released…

December 22, 2010


When Even Terrorists Say "You Suck!"

[caption id="attachment_12825" align="alignleft" width="214" caption="Photographers sit beside a billboard showing portraits of the victims of an attack on the bus carrying the Togo national football team, ahead of a ceremony…

September 6, 2010