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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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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…

Land tenure continues to be major objective of development agenda

20 October 2021

With a total of 65 participants (37% women) from 14 countries (Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Pakistan, Sudan and Uganda) the 10th and last Capitalization Meeting of the EU Land Governance Transversal Project, was virtually…

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Angola,IFAD to promote sustainable agric

15 July 2021

Angola and IFAD to promote sustainable agriculture and boost food security in the face of climate change The International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) today announced support for a new project to boost agricultural productivity, improve food and nutrition security…

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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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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…