Posts Tagged ‘crime and security’

Português assassinado em Luanda

November 7, 2011

Fonte : Publico

Um cidadão português foi assassinado no domingo em Luanda, à porta do seu escritório, na avenida marginal da capital angolana, disse à Lusa fonte da Embaixada de Portugal. O empresário José António Monteiro Gomes, de 80 anos, foi morto a tiro em circunstâncias ainda não esclarecidas, à porta do seu escritório, num 5.º andar, cerca das 7h00 locais. Desconhece-se o móbil do crime. A fonte contactada pela Lusa acrescentou que a família da vítima já foi avisada, bem como o Gabinete de Emergência Consular, do Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros, em Lisboa.

José António Monteiro Gomes desenvolvia a sua actividade empresarial a partir da Angofex, empresa sediada em Benguela, a cerca de 690 quilómetros a sul de Luanda.

Actualmente vivem cerca de 120 mil portugueses em Angola, a maior parte dos quais reside na área da capital.

Luanda police advise citizens not to react during an attack

April 29, 2011

The spokesman of  Luanda’s Provincial  National Police, Chief Superintendent Jorge Bengue advised citizens to avoid reacting when they are victims of assaults. Jorge Bengue reported that some citizens are targeted with firearms in the wake of attacks on vehicles and inside homes because they react against the attacker.  “It is not advisable to react during assaults, because the perpetrators are armed with firearms and under the influence of drugs” he said. There are two firearms related murders in Luanda every day.

Source: Angop

Polícia aconselha cidadãos a evitarem reagir assaltos

April 29, 2011

Luanda – O porta-voz do Comando Provincial de Luanda da Polícia Nacional, superintendente-chefe Jorge Bengue aconselhou os cidadãos a evitarem reagir quando forem vítimas de assaltos. Em declarações hoje, terça-feira, à Angop, no município da Ingombota, Jorge Bengue fez saber que alguns cidadãos são alvejados por disparos com armas de fogo na sequência de assaltos a viaturas na via pública ou mesmo no interior de residências porque reagem. “Não é aconselhável reagirem durante os assaltos, porque os seus protagonizadores vêm todos munidos com armas de fogo e sobre efeito de drogas, com objectivo consumar o acto”, sublinhou. De acordo com Jorge Bengue, os assaltantes não perdem tempo a pensar e quanto a vítima reage, alvejam-no. “Recordo que diariamente o comando provincial da Polícia Nacional regista dois homicídios voluntários e qualificados por disparos com armas de fogo, com realce para zonas isoladas”, frisou. Com uma população estimada em mais de seis milhões de habitantes fazem parte da província de Luanda, os municípios da Ingombota, Samba, Sambizanga, Maianga, Rangel, Kilamba-Kiaxi, Cazenga, Cacuaco e Viana.

 

Angola : Over 5,000 Landmines Destroyed in 2010

March 13, 2011

Luanda — A total of 5,512 landmines, 4,989 of which anti-personnel and 523 anti-tanks, were cleared and destroyed in Angola’s 17 provinces in 2010. The information is contained in a report from the Executive Commission for Demining that reached Angop on Friday in Luanda.

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According to the source, the operation was carried out by the Executive Commission for Demining that includes the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), the National Reconstruction Office, National Demining Institute (INAD), Border Police, demining NGOs and privately owned companies.

The Executive Commission report says that during the period in respect 59.909 unexploded ordnances were destroyed, in addition to 554,682 kilograms of lethal material and 1.7 million kilograms of diverse metals collected from all provinces of Angola, except Namibe. This followed a strong engagement of the State that involved about 4,000 men grouped in 53 manual brigades, two mechanised and privately owned demining firms.

The source also said the operation included the clearing of 1,047 kilometres of road, 137 kilometres of high tension electricity transportation line and 737 kilometres of fibre optic, all in 2010. According to the report, 76.0 million square metres were demined in the period in respect, and 9,072 people were sensitised, including 2,003 women and 4,945 children.

There were accidents with explosive devices, resulting in the injury of 19 people, killing of eight and destruction of three vehicles, it was also said.

The Executive Commission says that the whole programme included training of 397 specialists, including 101 in leadership, 11 in research and quality control, 31 in handling of mechanised equipment and 51 in logistics management. Another 88 people were trained in basics for sapper, 115 for demolition and technicians upgrading, including repair and maintenance of equipment.

Source : ANGOP

Chinese workers attacked in Angola’s Cabinda province

November 12, 2010

An Angolan minister tells the BBC that a convoy carrying Chinese mine workers was attacked in the region of Cabinda this week.He said that two soldiers guarding the workers, contracted by Angola’s state oil company Sonangol, were killed.

A faction of the Cabinda separatist movement Flec has said it carried out Monday’s attack. Secretary of State for Human Rights Bento Bembe condemned the attack as the work of “terrorists”. More……

Carjacking on the increase in Luanda.

November 6, 2010

 Luanda police are reporting an increase in the number of armed carjackings in Luanda. From July to September, 127 vehicles were stolen in this way. This is up 60 compared to the previous three months.  Hyundai Tucson and  Santa Fé, and double cabin vehicles such as the Mitsubishi L 200 appear to be targeted by the thieves. Victims tend to be women drivers and those who drive in isolated or badly lit zones of Luanda.

Luanda: está na moda roubo de viaturas

November 6, 2010

Nos últimos três meses, mais de uma centena de carros foram retirados dos seus proprietários por meliantes, sob ameaça de morte com arma de fogo.

A informação foi avançada pelo Porta-voz do Comando Provincial da Polícia em Luanda, Pedro Bengue.

“Durante os meses de Julho, Agosto e Setembro foram roubadas em Luanda 127 viaturas. Estes são os números do terceiro trimestre e, se compararmos com os meses de Abril, Maio e Junho há aqui um aumento na ordem de 60 roubos de viaturas” – disse.

Segundo o superintendente-chefe, as viaturas de marca Hyundai Tucson e Santa Fé e as carrinhas cabine dupla Mitsubishi L 200, estão entre os modelos preferidos pelos assaltantes.

As vítimas são na sua maioria mulheres e pessoas que circulam em zonas escuras e isoladas da capital angolana.

Mais…….

Police confirm car thefts increase in Luanda

September 27, 2010

 

Luanda – Police have confirmed that there has been an increase in armed robberies of cars, over the last days in Luanda City, mainly of four by four vehicles, ANGOP has learnt.

The affirmation belongs to the spokesman of the provincial command of the National Police in Luanda, chief superintendent Jorge Bengue. Without mentioning figures, the source said that the carjackers prefer luxury vehicles, pickup trucks and other kinds of four by four cars. The luxury cars are used for criminal purposes, such as robberies  on the streets. In some cases the characteristics of the vehicle are changed and still move normally, whereas others are sold by parts”, he explained.

Source Angop

Hostility Toward Workers Cools Angola-China Relationship

August 11, 2010

By BENOIT FAUCON and SHERRY SU

Luanda, Angola

Here, the love affair between China and Africa is on the wane. Oil-rich Angola, the recipient of at least $8.5 billion in infrastructure loan agreements from China, has become a symbol of the Asian nation’s strategy in Africa. But cracks are showing in the relationship between the two countries, at a time when China is already showing a new interest in other regions—notably, ones where Western nations are reluctant to do business. 

Human-rights activists say Chinese workers and companies have been singled out for physical attacks. Meanwhile, staff and facilities have been targeted by antigovernment forces.

A central issue is growing resentment that companies are importing their own Chinese workers rather than employing Angolans to rebuild the country after its 27-year civil war. According to the Angolan government, 70,000 Chinese people work in Angola, ranging from crane and bulldozer operators to more-skilled railway technicians. More…….

Portuguese citizen shot dead in Luanda

July 19, 2010

A Portuguese citizen has been shot dead in Luanda. Details are not yet clear but it appears that he was shot after giving a lift to someone who then tried to steal his vehicle.

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Português morto a tiro em Angola

July 19, 2010

Um homem de 29 anos, natural da Freguesia da Várzea, Arouca, foi morto a tiro anteontem em Luanda, Angola, depois de, alegadamente, ter caído numa cilada. As causas do homicídio não foram ainda totalmente apuradas.

Segundo o autarca, Roberto Brandão conduzia uma carrinha e deu boleia a uma jovem que pediu para sair em determinado local. “Quando parou no sítio indicado, devia estar alguém à espera. Deram-lhe um tiro no braço, que acabou por provocar a morte. Pensamos que queriam roubar a carrinha, mas como o mataram acabaram por abandonar a viatura no local”, afirmou o Rui Almeida, ressalvando que “não há muitos pormenores sobre o que aconteceu”. “Era um jovem sossegado. Tinha uma filha menor que nasceu do relacionamento com a mulher com quem vivia em Angola”, explicou.

Drug alert in Luanda: “cocaine is consumed in almost all of Luanda’s nightclubs”

June 20, 2010

Luanda (Agenzia Fides) – There has been a cocaine alert in Luanda, the capital of Angola. According to statistics presented by the national police headquarters in the Angolan capital, the number of cocaine users has increased remarkably in recent years. More………

Angola nega ataque FLEC-PM a trabalhadores chineses Cabinda

May 22, 2010

O secretário de Estado dos Direitos Humanos angolano, António Bento Bembe, disse à Lusa que as notícias sobre a morte de um trabalhador chinês e o rapto de outro em Cabinda, no passado fim de semana, «são pura alucinação».

«É pura alucinação de algumas pessoas em Cabinda que resulta do tanto quererem que estas coisas aconteçam», disse o governante angolano, que tem também a função de fazer a «ponte» entre Luanda e a província-enclave do norte do país.

A notícia do ataque à coluna de camiões chineses foi avançada pela Voz da América que, citando fontes da FLEC-PM, a mesma fação que foi reivindicou o ataque em janeiro à comitiva do Togo que se preparava para participar na CAN 2010 de futebol, ocorreu junto à fronteira com o vizinho Congo-Brazzaville.

Diário Digital / Lusa. 20 de Maio 2010

Angola has been a big business story in Africa for a while

May 11, 2010

Angola has been a big business story in Africa for a while. The oil rich country is emerging from the economic depths created by its costly civil way and is now looking to trade for salvation.Some are calling it the “country of the future” For trade Angola is looking to the largest economy on the continent – South Africa.President Jacob Zuma visited Angola last year. What is the future – Roger Ballard-Tremeer, the Hon Chief Executive of the South Africa-Angola Chamber of Commerce is in Angola for an investment and power forum and joins us now on the line.
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Angola: Road accidents kill 126 in Luanda

May 8, 2010

Luanda, Angola – About 126 people died in 519 road accidents recorded in Luanda, the Angolan capital, since the beginning of the year, the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) reported Wednesday, quoting the Police.

The figures marked a drop when compared to the figures in the corresponding period last year when 652 accidents occurred with 145 fatalities, according to the police.

The police attributed the reduction to a number of measures taken by the force to prevent actions that could lead to accidents.

Driving in a state of intoxication, over speeding, the lack of respect for traffic regulations, poor street lighting and carelessness on the part of pedestrians and drivers are the main causes of accidents in Angola, the Police added.

Luanda – Pana 06/05/2010

Polícia Nacional alerta automobilistas sobre assaltos na zona baixa de Luanda

May 2, 2010

Luanda – As autoridades policiais, em Luanda, aconselham os automobilistas a se precaverem contra os assaltos no interior de viaturas no período diurno, principalmente na zona urbana, evitando a exposição de artigos de valor. Mais……..

Luanda crime rate worrying – Deputy governor

February 25, 2010

The Luanda deputy governor for social affairs, Juvelina Imperial, Tuesday here admitted that crime rate in the capital is worrying, adding that the provincial government action against it will not secure positive results immediately.

The vice governor was speaking to Angop on the fringes of a meeting with social partners to analyse the local government programme against crime in the district of Kilamba Kiaxi.

7 Namibians Attacked in Angolan Capital

February 11, 2010

SEVEN Namibians were attacked by eight unidentified armed robbers in Luanda, Angola, on Monday night. Two of the Namibians were stabbed and had to receive stitches.

The Namibians, a group of pilots and engineers working for Angola Air Services, were reportedly attacked in the early evening when the gunmen stormed the group outside of their home and forced them inside.

A source said the group were ordered to stand in line while the gunmen conti-nued assaulting them with their weapons and ordered them to hand over their cash. The attackers carried AK-47s and screwdrivers with which they stabbed two of their hostages.

The gunmen stole cash, laptop computers, cellphones and other personal items. The value of the items and cash stolen could not be verified, but it was allegedly “quite substantial”. No shots were fired during the estimated 30 minutes the attackers remained in the house.

It has been confirmed that the Angolan police investigating the robbery are concerned that a cartel is at work, as a similar incident took place in Luanda two weeks before.

Angola : Complacency Hands Separatists Publicity

January 27, 2010

Alex Vines, Chatham House London:  Most of Angola is peaceful and safe but northern Cabinda province has for many years been unsafe because of a low level insurgency by separatists operating out of the Mayombe rain forest.

A blame game has started over why the Togolese football team decided to drive from Pointe Noire in Congo to Cabinda City. This was like dangling a juicy joint of meat in front a pack of hyenas and the result was the attack on the footballers by a splinter group of Front of the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC). More…………..

France not doing enough to stop FLEC leader: Angola

January 15, 2010

LUANDA (Reuters) – Angola summoned France’s top diplomat in the country on Thursday to protest that Paris had not done enough to bring to justice a leader of a Cabinda separatist group. More…………..