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Republic of Angola

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • AGO42008.E - Follow-up to AGO40978.E of 24 April 2003 regarding whether an individual born in 1981 in Angola of non-Angolan parents is automatically a citizen of Angola - September 2003 (PDF)
    • AGO40978.E - Update to AGO18083.E of 28 July 1994; whether an individual born in 1981 in Angola from Congolese parents is automatically a citizen of Angola and therefore precluded from being a citizen of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (2000) - April 2003 (PDF)
    • AGO41113.E - Procedure for acquiring a passport; documents required; whether an agent may receive the passport on behalf of the applicant; processing time; whether a person under the age of 16 can obtain a passport in their own name and if so, whether they require parental or guardian consent; Canadian missions that issue visitor's visas to  applicants from Angola - March 2003 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers - Global Report - 2008 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government -  2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Persons with Disabilities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections and Political Participation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • AGO102966.E - Overview of political conditions (July 2008 - October 2008) - November 2008 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Election Guide - Recent elections
  • Human Rights Watch - 2018 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Profiles
    • “Angola’s Upcoming Elections” - Attacks on the Media, Expression, and Assembly - August 2012 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Indigenous Peoples - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    •  AGO100009.E - Information on the Kalunga cult in Angola; whether people are forced to join; treatment of the cult and its members by the authorities (January 2004 - May 2005) - June 2005 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • World Directory of Minorities - Overview - 2015 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Bakongo and Cabindans

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • AGO41754.E - Demographic information on the percentage of Bakongo in the Angolan military - August 2003 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • World Directory of Minorities - Bakongo and Cabindans - 2015 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Ovimbundu

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • World Directory of Minorities - Ovimbundu -2015 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Pastoralists and Nomads

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • World Directory of Minorities - Pastoralists and Nomads - 2015 (PDF)

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Gender

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • AGO102563.E - Situation of women victims of domestic violence, including legislation and the availability of protection and support services (2005 - October 2007) - November 2007 (PDF)
    • AGO42864.E - Recourse available to victims of domestic abuse (by spouses, parents or other relatives) and any services or agencies that offer assistance to victims - September 2004 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2017 (PDF) 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services - RIC Reports
    • AGO01003 - Current political and human rights conditions in Angola - December 2000 (PDF)
    • AGO01002 - Information on human rights violations by the Angolan Air Force specifically in connection with MI-8 and MI-17 helicopters - October 2000 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International - 2018 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International
    • “Punishing Dissent” Suppression Of Freedom of Association and Assembly In Angola - November 2014 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2018 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • AGO43486.E - Potential punishment faced by an Angolan citizen found by Angolan authorities to have either trafficked, or been in possession of, illegal diamonds - April 2005 (PDF)
    • AGO43370.FE - Whether a law was adopted in 1994 against the trafficking and illegal possession of diamonds; if so, the type of penalties provided for a person convicted of these crimes; whether legal proceedings have been initiated under this law and whether this law is enforced - February 2005 (PDF)
    • ZZZ41370.FE - Whether a permanent mission of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA exists in Kinshasa; and, if this is the case, the names of its representatives and how they are treated by the Congolese authorities (May 1997-April 2003) - April 2003 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch - 2018 (PDF)
  • Human Right Watch Profiles
    • “Take That Filth Away” Police Abuses Against Street Vendors in Angola - September 2013 (PDF)

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Law

  • Abortion Law - 2018 (PDF)
  • Constitution Law (PDF)
  • Constitution of the Republic of Angola - 2010 (PDF)
  • Official Organ of the Republic of Angola - August 2007 (PDF)
  • Council of Ministers Decree Nr. 79 - December 2002 (PDF)
  • National Assembly - Law No. 4 - April 2002 (PDF)
  • National Assembly - Law No. 7 - December 2000 (PDF)
  • Permanent Commission of The People’s Assembly - Law No. 24 - July 1991 (PDF)

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Maps


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Medical Availability

Intergovernmental Organization Reports


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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • AGO105644.E - Treatment of protesters and activists advocating the release of Luaty Beirao, including during involvement in marches in 2015 and 2016; treatment of members and supporters of the group REVOS (2015-October 2016) - October 2016 (PDF)
    • AGO105609.E - Information on the situation of members and leaders of Evangelical churches; treatment of members by authorities; whether members are forced to join the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) by State authorities or members of the party (2014-September 2016) - September 2016 (PDF)
    • AGO102966.E - Overview of political conditions (July 2008 - October 2008) - November 2008 (PDF)
    • AGO42311.E - Treatment of members and supporters of the Party for Democratic Support and Progress in Angola (PADPA) and whether their family members are at risk of harm by the government authorities (1998-February 2004) - February 2004 (PDF)

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Refugees

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • AGO105609.E - Information on the situation of members and leaders of Evangelical churches; treatment of members by authorities; whether members are forced to join the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) by State authorities or members of the party (2014-September 2016) - September 2016 (PDF)
    • AGO41757.E - Update to AGO35070.E of 9 August 2000 regarding the situation of Jehovah's Witnesses - July 2003 (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • Treatment of gay and lesbian individuals by Angolan society; protection offered to victims by government authorities - December 2005 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Human Rights Watch Profile
    • “If You Come Back We Will Kill You” Sexual Violence and other Abuses against Congolese Migrants during Expulsions from Angola - May 2012 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Armed Conflict

US Government Reports

  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services - RIC Reports
    • Information on forcible military recruitment by the Angolan government - October 2000 (PDF)
    • Angolan Civil War and NOS UNIDOS - November 1999 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • AGO102847.E - Whether the 4 April 2002 General Amnesty (Law No. 4/2002) is still in effect; whether an Angolan soldier who escaped from a military prison where he was being held on charges of treason would be covered by the amnesty - May 2008 (PDF)
    • AGO41753.E - Information on military tribunals within the Angolan military - July 2003 (PDF)
    • AGO41612.E - Whether the Amnesty Law passed in April 2002 included military draft evaders, deserters and conscientious objectors, and whether the 45 day validity period of the said law has been extended so that it is still in effect - August 2003 (PDF)
    • AGO41675.E - Whether clergymen are automatically exempted from military service; if not, whether a pastor can seek an exemption and under what conditions - August 2003 (PDF)
    • AGO41752.E - Age of retirement from active duty in the military and the ability to resign one's commission - August 2003 (PDF)
    • AGO41754.E - Demographic information on the percentage of Bakongo in the Angolan military - August 2003 (PDF)
    • AGO42622.E - Conscription and military registration, including people who are exempted from conscription, the existence of alternative service and specifically, whether conscription or forced recruitment has been discontinued (April 2004) - April 2003 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Specific Country Issues - Treatment of Persons from Cabinda Province

Foreign Government Reports

  • UK Border Agency Country Information and Guidance - Treatment of persons from Cabinda province - January 2015 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • AGO104746.FE - Information on the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda - Armed Forces of Cabinda (FLEC-FAC), including their relations with the authorities; information on the treatment of people associated with the organization by the authorities - January 2014 (PDF)
    • AGO42561.E - Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda-Armed Forces of Cabinda (FLEC-FAC), including human rights abuses committed by this organization (2001-April 2004) - February 2004 (PDF)
    • AGO102410.E - Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda - Armed Forces of Cabinda (FLEC-FAC), including human rights abuses committed by and against this organization (2006 - January 2007) - February 2004 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports


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Timeline

Media


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Trafficking

US Government Reports

  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Trafficking in Persons Report - 2018 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • AGO43486.E - Potential punishment faced by an Angolan citizen found by Angolan authorities to have either trafficked, or been in possession of, illegal diamonds - April 2005 (PDF)
    • AGO43370.FE - Whether a law was adopted in 1994 against the trafficking and illegal possession of diamonds; if so, the type of penalties provided for a person convicted of these crimes; whether legal proceedings have been initiated under this law and whether this law is enforced - February 2005 (PDF)

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Terrorism

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Torture

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)

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Updated November 16, 2018

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