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The size of the Nova Cidade de Kilamba, the Chinese built housing development outside Angola’s capital Luanda, was as important as the construction itself. The US$3.5billion estate – made up of over 700 buildings over 54sq kilometres - was supposed to be a flagship symbol of Angola’s post-war economic might and it led many to dare to dream of having their own home.

More than seven months on from its high-profile launch Angola’s Sovereign Wealth Fund has no investment policy, no chairman and despite its huge press team’s best efforts, dwindling credibility.

1.8 million people already affected by worsening crisis

The leaking of a confidential dossier detailing the kidnapping, torture and murder of two Angolan activists, who have been missing since May 2012, has confirmed our worst fears about the barbarity and inhumane nature of a government that will stop at nothing to repress and silence any citizens´ demands and criticisms.

Human Rights Watch 2013 report paints depressing picture

Angola's elections have come and gone but few Angolans have much to celebrate. President Jose Eduardo dos Santos does, as he can now look forward to another 5 years in office - on top of the 33 he has already enjoyed

Mail & Guardian in-depth report into graft in Angola

In a bold move, UNAIDS has gone ahead with a long-mooted plan to make Angola’s transsexual Kuduro star Titica one of its goodwill ambassadors.

UNHRC points to progress and concerns

Responsible state agents must be prosecuted

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