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Security forces’ deadly crackdown on protesters caused outrage. In joint statement, NGO Amnesty International and Angolan rights group OMUNGA 2 Feb confirmed security forces had killed at least ten people during heavy crackdown on protesters in Cafunfo mining town, Luanda Norte province, since 30 Jan, said unconfirmed reports revealed high number of activists still unaccounted for, and called for prompt investigation; meanwhile, opposition parties UNITA and CASA-CE joined calls for investigation into killings. Police chief Paulo de Almeida late Jan-early Feb said security forces 30 Jan foiled armed attack on Cafunfo police station by secessionist group Lunda Tchokwe Protectorate Movement (LTPM), leaving six dead and 20 injured; LTMP president, José Mateus Zecamutchima, however maintained police went on “shooting spree” against unarmed protesters 30 Jan, leaving at least 25 dead and many missing. Authorities 9 Feb detained Zecamutchima on charges of rebellion; his lawyers 26 Feb raised concern about absence of due process

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Reports & Briefings

Angola’s Choice: Reform Or Regress

Angola’s Choice: Reform Or Regress

Dealing with Savimbi’s Ghost: The Security and Humanitarian Challenges in Angola

Dealing with Savimbi’s Ghost: The Security and Humanitarian Challenges in Angola

In The News

8 Nov 2017
[Recent political events in Angola] may have been choreographed to give the impression that things are changing and that there’s a new broom. It’s possible that much of this is theater. Financial Times

Piers Pigou

Senior Consultant, Southern Africa

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Op-Ed / Africa

Ambitious Angola takes to world stage

Originally published in Mail and Guardian

Report / Africa

Angola’s Choice: Reform Or Regress

One year after more than four decades of internationally fuelled civil conflict came to an end, Angola is faced with a stark choice.

Report / Africa

Dealing with Savimbi’s Ghost: The Security and Humanitarian Challenges in Angola

Emerging slowly from decades of civil war, Angola stands at a crossroads between a spectacular recovery or further cycles of instability and crisis. The government that won the fighting must now move on a number of fronts – with international support – to win the peace.