Things to Know about Angola (Repubilika ya Ngola)

Angola FlagAngola, officially the Republic of Angola is a country located at the crossroads of central and southern Africa. Open to the Atlantic Ocean, It is the seventh country in Africa by area; indeed, it extends over 1,246,700 km², including the enclave of Cabinda (7,270 km²) located north of the mouth of the Zaire River. Angola, whose capital is Luanda, is divided into 18 provinces themselves subdivided into 139 districts.


Portuguese (official), Bantu and other African languages, Angola is one of the five African countries that use Portuguese as an official language, which in this case corresponds to a second language for the inhabitants of these countries: Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, the Cape Verde Islands and the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe.


The high growth rate in Angola is driven by the oil sector, with record oil prices and high oil production. Oil production and support activities contribute about 85% of GDP. The state benefits from all its rich national resources - gold, diamonds, extensive forests, Atlantic fisheries and large oil reserves.


School begins at age six, while elementary school lasts hit. The first four years are free and compulsory. Secondary education lasts three years for general education and four years for pupils in vocational and technical education.

The Primary Education Act provides for the following objectives: To develop and improve mastery of communication and expression; Improving habits and attitudes in favor of socializing; To ensure the development of knowledge and capabilities for the development of mental faculties; Stimulating aesthetic appreciation in order to develop artistic creativity; To ensure that the physical education methodology and physical activities are practiced to improve psychomotor skills.

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The audiovisual media, the press, as well as most of the printing houses, remain mostly under state control. Most radio and television stations, newspapers, and magazines generally broadcast in Portuguese, and they are controlled by the state. The ANGOP (Angola Prensa) agency distributes press releases in Portuguese and French. The Jornal de Angola, a daily controlled by the state is released in Luanda in Portuguese; its circulation is around 50,000 copies.

The same is true for the weekly Comércio e Actualidade, Correio da Semana, Folha 8, Tempos Novos, Terra Angolan, etc. RNA (Radio Nacional de Angola) broadcasts four news bulletins per day in Portuguese, hourly flashes, as well as a daily bulletin in French, English, Spanish, and the four main local languages (Umbundu, Kimbundu, Kikongo and quick).