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General Information

GDP USD131.401bn (World ranking 60, World Bank 2014)
Population 22.14 million (World ranking 55, World Bank 2014)
Form of state Republic
Head of government Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS
Next elections 2017, legislative

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Anti Corruption Laws

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

(Law no. 3/96, From 5 April)

The consolidation of the democratic state under the rule of law in the Republic of Angola demands the creation of mechanisms that enable the observance of legality, the defence of the larger interests of the State and the society, and the establishment of Justice in a wider sense.

Therefore, considering the necessity of moralisation and transparency of acts of the Public Administration and the respective agents, as well as of the office holders of the sovereign bodies and to guarantee that the external indications of riches can be effectively controlled, in particular by making the declaration of goods and revenues/profits compulsory, in order to inspire the confidence of the citizens in the public institutions.

Considering the necessity of the National Assembly, in the exercise of its overseeing function, to assume the regulation and management in the fight against the practices and ambitions that may be considered acts of corruption or fraud, crimes against the Public Heritage, abusive exercise of public functions or any other damage of public interests or morality of the administration.

Accordingly, within paragraph b) of article 88 of the Constitutional Law, the National Assembly approves the following:

Article 1

(Creation)

Hereby, the High Authority Against Corruption, on the side of the National Assembly, shall be created.

Article 2

(Definition)

The High Authority Against Corruption is an independent body that functions side by side with the National Assembly and has as objective to develop actions of prevention, investigation and participation for the competent entity in order to take penal or disciplinary action against acts of corruption or fraud committed in the exercise of administrative functions.

Article 3

(Legal personality and autonomy)

1. The High Authority Against Corruption enjoys legal personality and administrative autonomy.

2. The costs of the High Authority Against Corruption shall be covered by a budget inscribed in an autonomous chapter of the Budget of the National Assembly.

Article 4

(Scope)

1. The present law shall be applied to the actions and omissions done against the Public Heritage and what arises from the abusive exercise of public functions or any other damage to the public interests or the morality of the administration, committed by the agents of the Public Administration, Armed Forces, Internal Order, Public Institutions, Public Companies, Concessionaries of Public Services and or from the exploitation of public goods, including those done by office holders of the sovereign bodies, with exception to the provisions in no. 3 of article 8 of the present law.

2. The High Authority Against Corruption exercises its duties all over the National Territory.

Article 5

(Office holders)

The High Authority Against Corruption has a President as office holder, who is assisted by two Vice-Presidents.

Article 6

(Election and form of designation)

1. The President and the Vice-Presidents are elected by the National Assembly with a majority of two-thirds of the Delegates in office, on proposal of any Parliamentary Group, from within national citizens in all their civil and political, of recognised merit, integrity and independence.

2. The candidatures must provide elements of proof of the candidates’ eligibility and the respective declarations of acceptance.

3. The President and the Vice-Presidents are sworn-in in Plenary by the President of the National Assembly.

Article 7

(Independence)

1. The President enjoys independence in the exercise of his functions and shall rule his actions by rigorous respect to the Constitutional Law and other legislation in force.

2. The President performs his activity without prejudice to the use of noncontentious and legal measures provided for in the law and without suspending or interrupting terms of any nature.

Article 8

(Competence)

1. The President shall:

a) investigate on request of the President of the Republic, the President of the National Assembly, the Prime Minister, of any Parliamentary Group, Delegate, Member of the Government, on his own initiative or on denouncement of any duly identified citizen, evidence or notice of acts provided for in article 4 of the present law;

b) promote the carrying out of inquiries, probes, executions of investigations or others to find out the legality of determined acts or administrative proceedings, within the outlines of the relations between the Public Administration and the private entities;

c) oversee the lawfulness and correctness of administrative acts involving interests of the public, in particular awards to construction companies for public works and supply contracts for goods or services, acquisitions or transfer of ownership of public goods, indemnity payments, importation or exportation of goods or services, approval or refusal of credits and the waving of debts;

d) refer cases of criminal nature to the Attorney General’s Office;

e) follow up, always when the circumstances determine so, the proceedings

of any case at the entities in charge for the criminal or disciplinary proceeding;

f) notify about the results of their findings the President of the Republic, the President of the National Assembly, the Prime Minister in case of activities carried out within the scope of the Central Public Administration, and the entities in charge for starting disciplinary or penal action or, when this is the case, the entities in charge for complimentary investigation or inquiry acts, informing the President of the Republic, the President of the National Assembly and the Prime Minister about the deeds of office holders of the sovereign bodies subject to their investigations and which are accommodated within the outlines of their attributions;

g) propose to the National Assembly and the Government the taking of legislative or administrative measures likely to improve the functioning of services and the respect towards the administrative legality, especially in the sense of eliminating the factors favouring or facilitating illicit or ethically reprovable practices, such as the structural disturbance of the economy and the salaries;

h) propose to the National Assembly the Statute and the Internal Regulation of the High Authority;

i) issue the reports requested by the National Assembly or the Government, within the outlines of their attributions;

j) publish, with preventive purpose, the sentences in penal or disciplinary trials and infringements of the outlines of their competence, once gone through trial;

k) elaborate annually the report on their activities, to be presented to the National Assembly.

2. The competences indicated in the foregoing clause shall be exercised when the acts referred to in no. 1 of article 4 of the present law are concerned.

3. The initiative to corruption investigation proceedings provided for in article 65 of the Constitutional Law shall belong exclusively to the National Assembly, through proposal of one-fifth and decision approved by a two-third majority of the Delegates in office.

Article 9

(Statute)

The Statute of the High Authority Against Corruption, to be approved by the National Assembly, defines the structure and organisation of the services, as well as their privileges, category, remuneration and other rights of the President and the Vice- Presidents.

Article 10

(Mandate)

The mandate of the President and the Vice-Presidents has a duration of 4 years, renewable for the same period.

Article 11

(Loss of mandate)

The President and the Vice-Presidents shall loose the Mandate in the following cases:

a) physical or mental disability;

b) incompatibility declared by the National Assembly`

c) explicit surrender with notification to the National Assembly;

d) dismissal due to penal or disciplinary case;

e) decision of two-thirds of the Delegates in office, based on bad performance of their functions.

Article 12

(Substitution)

1. In periods of absence or disability, the President shall be substituted by the Vice- President designated by him or, if none is designated, by the eldest one.

2. In the event of permanent disability, the National Assembly shall elect a new president within 60 days.

Article 13

(Privileges, immunities and incompatibilities)

1. The President and the Vice-President enjoy the privileges and immunities and are subject to the incompatibilities set out in the Law for Magistrate Judges, and are equally subject to the provisions in no. 2 of article 21 and article 27, both of Law no. 15/91, from 11 May.

2. The President and the Vice-Presidents may not perform any other function whatsoever of public or private nature, except those of teaching and scientific research.

Article 14

(Obligation to cooperation)

1. The President, in the exercise of his functions, has the right to the necessary cooperation by the public entities, especially those with judiciary, police, inquiry, inspection or supervising investigation and instruction powers, and, within his sphere of competence, shall assist the Ministry of Justice as well as the Courts.

2. The President, within the outline of his attributions, may request the public entities in charge to carry out any investigations, inquiries, probes, expert reports, analysis, or technical proceedings needed for the finding of facts.

3. Whenever deemed useful or convenient, the President may request the competent public services to temporarily place into the High Authority Against Corruption the required public employees needed for carrying out the proceedings and acts provided for in no. 1 of the present article.

4. The public entities are under obligation to render and deliver the explanations and elements in their disposition to the President, as well as to follow the requests formulated by him, within the outline of their attributions.

5. Those responsible for failure to comply with the provisions in the foregoing clauses shall be liable to the penalties corresponding to the crime of aggravated disobedience, as applicable to the case.

Article 15

(Duty to secrecy)

1. The President, the Vice-Presidents and all agents or helpers are bound to the duty to secrecy regarding the facts to which they gained knowledge in exercising or because of exercising their functions.

2. Exempt from the right of access to explanations and elements in possession of the entities referred to in no. 1 of article 14 of the present law are those constituting a state secret.

Article 16

(Public authority)

1. The President and Vice-Presidents in the outline of their respective competences enjoy the Status of Public Authority.

2. Anybody, besides the suspects, hindering or resisting the performance of the functions of the President or his agents, after having themselves duly identified and presented their credentials, are liable to the penalties corresponding to the crime of aggravated disobedience, besides the possible civil or disciplinary liabilities.

Article 17

(Legal proceedings)

1. The acts and proceedings of the High Authority practised in the fulfilment of its attributions are not subject to special formalities, yet for the gathering of evidence it may not adopt procedures that would offend the rights, freedoms, guarantees and legitimate interests of citizens.

2. The President may at any moment and by well-founded decision determine the filing of the lawsuit, refraining however expressively to act in his outlines, when the facts in question are out of his sphere of competence, when the complaints are not properly funded, or in the case of insufficiency or absence of sufficient proof in order to open a criminal or disciplinary proceeding, or when a criminal, civil or disciplinary lawsuit has already been opened based on the same facts.

3. The hearing of the suspects in the opened lawsuits at the High Authority is compulsory, except when those may acquire the status of the accused in a penal case.

4. In their hearing, the suspects may be represented by an attorney, if they so wish.

5. Whenever the filing of the lawsuits is assessed, the hearing of the injured party, at their request, is compulsory.

6. The entities having solicited the investigation by the High Authority, as well as the suspected persons, if they have been heard and the circumstances allow to do so, have to be given notice of the final decision on each case.

7. The acts of the President may be subject to objection and appeal by the Plenary of the National Assembly.

8. The acts and proceedings of the High Authority Against Corruption are exempt from costs and stamp tax.

Article 18

(Defamatory denunciation)

Who on no grounds and in evil intention makes allegations against or denounces any person, to the effects stipulated in paragraph a) of no. 1 of article 8 of the present law, commits the crime of Defamatory denunciation, provided for and punishable by article 245 of the Penal Code.

Article 19

(Regulation)

The Statutes of the High Authority Against Corruption shall be submitted to the National Assembly within the period of 120 days, counting from the date of the swearing in of the President.

Article 20

(Doubts and omissions)

The doubts and omissions arising from the interpretation and application of the present law shall be resolved by the National Assembly.

Article 21

(Entry into force)

The present law enters into force on the date of its publication.

Seen and approved by the National Assembly

To be published.

Luanda, on the 23rd of November 1995.

The President of the National Assembly, Fernando José de França Dias Van-Dúnem.

The President of the Republic, JOSÉ EDUARDO DOS SANTOS.

(Abstract: This law sets a specific section to regulate the conducts of employees or persons specially obliged to provide public services. It provides that bribery of an official, a judge or arbitrator, active or passive, embezzlement, abuse of power and etc is punishable.)

CHAPTER IV

CRIMES COMMITTED IN FUNCTION EXERCISE

PUBLIC AND PUBLIC FUNCTIONS prej UÍZO

Art.º 343.º

(Active corruption official)

1. Whoever offers, promises or grants an advantage that is not due to official or especially thank the person providing public services to perform an act of their duties is punishable with pre ision up to 1 year or with fine up to 120 days.

2. If the offer, promise or advantage concession has a view to induce the employee or especially thank the person providing a public service to the commission of an unlawful act, the penalty is pr ision 1 to 3 years or 120 fine 360 days.

3. In the case of the preceding paragraph, the unlawful act is committed, the penalty is pr ision of 1 to 5 years, if a heavier sentence is not applicable by virtue of another provision of criminal law.

344th Art.º

(Active corruption of judge or referee)

1. Whoever offers, promises or grants an advantage that is not due to judge or arbitrator to perform or have performed an act of their duties is punishable with pre ision up to 3 years or with fine of up to 360 days.

2. If the offer, promise or advantage concession has a view to the commission of an unlawful act, the penalty is pr ision 1 to 5 years.

3. In the case of the preceding paragraph, an offense is committed, the penalty is pr ision 3 to 10 years if a more severe penalty is not applicable by virtue of another provision of criminal law.

345th Art.º

(Employee of passive corruption)

1. An official or especially thank the person providing public services to request, require or accept the promise of benefit or advantage that is not due to practice or not practice act of their duties is punishable with pre ision up to 2 years or a fine of up to 240 days.

2. If the request, demand or acceptance of a promise or advantage is intended to commit an unlawful act, is punishable with pre ision 1 to 5 years.

3. In the case of the preceding paragraph, an offense is committed, the penalty is pr ision of 2 to 8 years, if a heavier sentence is not applicable by virtue of another provision of criminal law.

346th Art.º

(Passive corruption of judge or referee)

1. The judge or arbitrator to request, require or accept the promise of benefit or advantage that is not due to practice or not practice act of their duties is punishable by pr ision 1 to 3 years.

2. If the request, demand or acceptance of a promise or advantage is intended to commit an unlawful act, is punishable with pre ision 2-8 years.

3. In the case of the preceding paragraph, an offense is committed, the penalty is pr ision from 3 to 12 years if a more severe penalty is not applicable by virtue of another provision of criminal law.

347th Art.º

(Embezzlement)

The public official who unlawfully appropriated in yourself or others, money or chattel that it does not belong and has been delivered, is in possession or who has access by virtue of their duties shall be punished according to the value of movable or appropriate money, with penalties for cr ime of fur to laid down in Article 378, agr avadas a have co in its minimum and maximum limits.

348th Art.º

(Embezzlement of use)

1. The public official to use or stop using mobile money or thing that you do not belong and you have been delivered, in its possession or to which they have access by virtue of their functions, for purposes other than those for which the thing is intended is punished with pre ision up to 2 years or with fine of up to 240 days.

2. If tratandose of public money, the agent gives you different public use of that which was intended without serious reasons warrant, the penalty is pr ision up to 1 year or fine up to 120 days.

3. Not punishable embezzlement of use, when the money or used mobile thing is not of high value, pursuant to paragraph b) of Article 377.º.

349th Art.º

(Economic participation in business)

1. An official who, with intent to obtain advantage that is not due, participate in legal transactions involving equity interests in whole or in part, meet you, because of their functions, manage, monitor, defend or conduct is punished sorry for pre ision up to 2 years or with fine of up to 240 days.

2. If the act described in the preceding paragraph would harm the financial interests mentioned therein, the penalty is pr ision 1 to 5 years.

350th Art.º

(Illegal collection of contributions)

1. The officer in charge of collecting taxes, fees or other contributions it receives them, knowing that they are not caused by the taxpayer or that are due to a lesser amount, is punished with pre ision up to 1 year or with fine up to 120 days .

2. With the same penalty is the official granting illegal rebates to taxpayers.

Art.º 351.º

(Traffic in influence)

1. Who, by themselves or through an intermediary, demand or accept advantage or benefit promise to use his alleged influence with a public entity and, therefore, get her a favorable decision unlawful because the agent referred the paragraph 2 of this article or the entity it represents or in the interest of which act is punishable with pre ision 1 to 5 years if a more severe penalty is not applicable by virtue of another provision of criminal law.

2. The same penalty who, in his name or entity he represents, gives or promises the advantage referred to in the preceding paragraph.

Art.º 352nd

(By employee home Violation)

An official who, abusing the powers inherent in their duties, commit the crime of rape or introduction and stay in a foreign housing provided for in Article 209 or violate the professional home who, by nature of their activity is linked to the duty to secrecy is punishable with pre ision up to 3 years or with fine of up to 360 days.

Art.º 353.º

(Employment law enforcement

against law enforcement or legitimate order)

An official who, being competent to request or order the use of public force, do to prevent the implementation of the law, justice warrant or lawful order of the public authority is punishable with pre ision up to 3 years or with fine of up to 360 days.

354th Art.º

(Lack of collaboration)

An official who, without legitimate reason, does not provide cooperation to an organ or employee of the administration of justice or any public service after this collaboration to have been legally requested, required or ordered by the competent authority is punishable with pre ision to 2 years or a fine of up to 240 days.

355th Art.º

(Torture and cruel and degrading treatment)

1. Whoever, having the function of prevention, prosecution and investigation of contraventions of any kind, the statement of the respective processes, execution of legally applied criminal reactions or the protection, guard or private person surveillance of their freedom, practice against it or anyone torture or submitted to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment:

a) obtaining from him or a third party confession, information or testimony;

b) punish by act committed or allegedly committed by her or by a third party;

c) to bully or intimidate third

It is punished with pre ision 1 to 6 years if a more severe penalty is not applicable by virtue of another provision of criminal law.

2. For the purposes of paragraph 1, is meant by act of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment that by which are deliberately inflicted on a person pain or acute physical suffering or psychological or intense or intense physical or mental fatigue, always they do not result from legal sanctions, are not inherent to such sanctions or are not for it accidentally caused and also the use of chemicals, drugs or other means likely to disrupt or impair the ability of determination or free will manifestation the person under custody or control agent.

356th Art.º

(The record)

The penalty is pr ision 5-12 years if the conduct described in the previous article cause serious harm to the physical or psychological integrity of the victim and 8-15 years if the conduct results in serious and incurable illness, suicide or victim's death .

357th Art.º

(The superior responsibility)

1. The superior that expressly or impliedly authorize the practice by his subordinate, torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment shall be punished with the penalty applicable to the author.

2. The superior who, having learned of the practice of the facts referred to in Articles 355 and 356, not to report within ten days is punishable with pre ision up to 3 years or with fine of up to 360 days.

358th Art.º

(Innocent Chase)

1. An official who, being in charge of research, education or promotion procedure in criminal cases, to chase a person, knowing that she is innocent, that in relation to it did not verify the application of the assumptions security measures or that it can not be subjected to this persecution is punishable with pre ision 2 to 6 years.

2. Tratandose of criminal or security process for imposing penalties or non-custodial measures of freedom, respectively, or administrative or disciplinary proceedings, the penalty is pr ision up to 3 years or a fine up to 360 days.

359th Art.º

(Abuse of power)

An official who, outside the cases provided for in the previous articles, abuse the powers inherent to the functions, with the intention of obtaining unlawful benefit for himself or for a third party or cause damage to another person, is punished with pre ision up to 1 year or with fine up to 120 days.

360th Art.º

(By official secrecy Violation)

1. The employee or person especially obliged to provide public service, aware that endangers the public interest or the third or with the intention of obtaining for himself or another person a benefit to reveal secret that has been entrusted or that he became aware in the exercise of their duties is punishable by pr ision 1 to 5 years.

2. In case of negligence, the penalty is pr ision up to 1 year or fine up to 120 days.

3. The criminal procedure requires the participation of the entity responsible for the service or complaint by the victim.

Art.º 438.º

(Passive corruption)

1. Whoever, not having the quality of a public official, in accordance with Article 361, and working, exercising or performing office functions to any association or organization or legal person, regularly or irregularly constituted, the private sector directly or indirectly, by himself or through an intermediary, receive for themselves or third advantage or accepting the promise of it, to it not due, as compensation of conduct contrary to their professional or official duties and thereby violating the rules of competition or causing injury equity to a third party or entity to whom to work, hold a position or perform duties is punishable with pre ision up to 2 years or with fine of up to 240 days.

2. If the agent does not get to violate any of their professional or official duties, but accept the promise or receive benefit, the penalty is pr ision up to 1 year or fine up to 120 days.

3. If, in any case described in the preceding paragraphs, the agent repudiate the promise or return the benefit received before causing injury and perform the infringing conduct of their professional or official duties is exempt from the penalty.

Art.º 439.º

(Active corruption)

1. Who, by themselves or through a third party, make promises or offer the advantages mentioned in the previous article the fact that the agent described therein is punishable with pre ision up to 3 years or with fine of up to 360 days.

2. If the agent before committing the act described in the previous article, expressly withdraw the promise or ask for refund of benefits offered, the penalty is pr ision up to 18 months or a fine up to 180 days.

Art.º 440.º

(Corruption in international trade)

1. Who offers or promises a public official, national or foreign, or foreign political office holder any benefit to, illegally, they are unable to change or maintain contract, business or advantageous position in international trade is punishable with pr ision from 1 to 5 years.

2. For the purposes of the preceding paragraph, considered to have been:

a) "national public officials" referred to in Article 361;

b) "foreign public officials" who, by election or appointment, to take office or public nature function for a foreign country or company or public service foreign country body, as well as the employees or agents of international organizations or state above public law;

c) "Holders of foreign political office," people in this way, are qualified by the law for those who exercise the office.

ARTICLE 65 °

1. The President of the Republic is not responsible for acts committed in the performance of their duties, except in cases of bribery or treason.

ARTICLE 88

The National Assembly:

m) promote the prosecution case against the President of the Republic for the crime of bribery and treason;

Adopted on:25 Aug 1992

Aticle 65

1)The president of the public shall not be responsible for acts carried out during the discharge of his duties,espect in the case of bribery or treason.

2)Article 88
The National Assembly shall:
(m) Promote proceedings against the President of the Republic for the crimes of bribery or treason.

Police Background Check Procedures

Who can apply?

•  The Individual must apply for the certificate.

Where?

•  The certificate must be applied in the country of origin.

What must the applicant supply?

•  The documents required are an Angolan ID card.

What are the costs / turnaround times?

•  The cost is 500 AON; the turnaround time is 72 hours.

Contact details

• www.minjus.gov.ao
• SIAC- (Integrated Service Citizen Assistance Unit of Public Services) Talatona-
Luanda Sul, the Via-2
Telephone +244 2222 69 93 01
Open Monday–Friday from 08:00 to 15:30 and on Saturdays from08:00 to13:00.
Embassy of the Republic of Angola
22 Dorset Street W1U 6QY
Tel: 020 7299 9850
Fax: 020 7486 9397
TELEX 8813258 EMBAUK Gembassy@angola.org.uk
Monday-Friday 09:00–12:00 & 13:30–16:00Visa Section Monday-Friday 09:30–13:00 (Closed Wednesday)

Certificate

The document is written in Portuguese. The translation cost varies between 30 to 40 USD. It is an official document provided by the Ministry of Justice. The document contains personal information.

Risk

Sovereign risk

Angola’s sovereign risk score has deteriorated by a further seven points, and its rating has thus been downgraded from B to CCC. The sharp decline in international oil prices has led to a worsening fiscal position. We have adjusted sources of public debt data to include domestically held debt, leading to a sharp increase in debt/GDP levels. Meanwhile, mismanagement, corruption and opacity in the use of public resources continue to pose a risk to sovereign creditworthiness and cast doubt over the level of public debt.

Banking sector risk

The banking rating remains at CCC, although the score has fallen by two points. The decline in international oil prices has led to dollar liquidity issues at some banks, while the risk of a rise in non-performing loans has increased. The heavy involvement of the government and political elite also raises the risk of dubious lending decisions and loan defaults, although overall capital-adequacy ratios remain strong.

Political risk

The introduction of austerity measures following the sharp downturn in oil prices means that the risk of public protest is elevated. This is compounded by the long tenure of the president and ruling party, and lack of a succession plan. There is speculation the president, José Eduardo dos Santos, may stand down around the time of the 2017 legislative elections. A poorly managed transition should the president die in office, for example could lead to instability, although the authorities would probably crack down hard on any such unrest.

Economic structure risk

A high level of fiscal dependence on oil revenue and a lack of diversification will sustain economic structure risk. Deficiencies in the business environment will constrain overall economic activity.

Travel Risk

Security

The decision to travel is your responsibility. You are also responsible for your personal safety abroad. The Government of Canada takes the safety and security of Canadians abroad very seriously and provides credible and timely information in its Travel Advice. In the event of a crisis situation that requires evacuation, the Government of Canada’s policy is to provide safe transportation to the closest safe location. The Government of Canada will assist you in leaving a country or a region as a last resort, when all means of commercial or personal transportation have been exhausted. This service is provided on a cost-recovery basis. Onward travel is at your personal expense. Situations vary from one location to another, and there may be constraints on government resources that will limit the ability of the Government of Canada to provide assistance, particularly in countries or regions where the potential for violent conflict or political instability is high.

Province of Cabinda (see Advisory)

Militant groups claiming independence are active in this province, and clashes with security forces are possible. Murders, kidnappings and sexual assaults have occurred and foreigners have been targeted. These militant groups have indicated their intention to continue to conduct attacks on foreigners. Access to basic goods and services is restricted in Cabinda.

Province of Lunda Norte (see Advisory)

The presence of foreigners in this diamond-producing area may create some tensions, and security forces engaged in the expulsion of illegal diamond miners may be suspicious of foreign observers. The presence of diamonds increases levels of crime. Travellers may be asked for a letter from their employer, an organization or an individual explaining the reasons for their travel. Access to basic goods and services is restricted in Lunda Norte.

Crime

Crime is a concern throughout the country, including in the capital, Luanda, where it is a regular occurrence. Areas frequented by foreigners are often targeted. Do not walk around Luanda after dark. Muggings (particularly for mobile phones) and armed robberies have been reported. Carjackings, usually targeting four-wheel drive and luxury vehicles, occur. Pickpockets are active outside the arrivals and departures gates at the Luanda airport. Incidents of rape have been reported.

Do not show signs of affluence. When withdrawing money, whether from an automated banking machine (ABM), an exchange bureau or a bank, be aware that criminals with phones may be observing, even from inside the building, and may attack you afterward.

Be vigilant when travelling after dark, particularly to and from the airport. You should not resist if threatened by carjackers or robbers. Do not make eye contact with assailants or indicate that you might be able to identify them.

Due to the high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, victims of violent crime, especially rape, are strongly encouraged to seek immediate medical assistance.

Demonstrations

Demonstrations occasionally occur and could turn violent without warning. You should avoid large crowds, follow the advice of security forces and monitor the local media for up-to-date information.

Landmines

There is a high risk from landmines and unexploded ordnance, especially near bridges and on unpaved roads outside major cities. Many areas of the countryside, including secondary roads, are heavily mined. Even roads that have been frequently travelled and are thought to be landmine-free may be unsafe.

Road travel

Roads, especially secondary and tertiary roads, and bridges are generally in poor condition. Incidents of drivers under the influence of alcohol are common, especially on weekends, and the return trip to Luanda from beach outings can be particularly hazardous due to reckless driving habits. Be extremely careful of unexpected hazards on the road, such as pedestrians and animals.

Always drive with the doors locked and the windows rolled up. Keep your valuables out of sight.

Overland travel outside of urban centres should be undertaken in convoys of at least two vehicles, ideally four-wheel drive vehicles.

Door-to-door taxis are scarce and expensive, so it is advisable to hire a car with driver. Local drivers can overcome the problem of few parking spaces and can negotiate heavy traffic and the idiosyncrasies of local traffic flows, including any accident.

It is recommended that visitors avoid using public transportation, including buses and van taxis.

See Transportation Safety in order to verify if national airlines meet safety standards.

General security information

You should be careful at all times and carry locally certified copies of the identification page of your passport as well as original travel documents issued by Angolan authorities, such as resident or work permits, visas and driver’s licence. Make sure your documents are up-to-date. Police checkpoints are common in both urban and rural areas. You should be prepared to present copies of your identification documents. Do not challenge the authority of requesting officials. Failure to produce identification documents can result in a large fine.

When travelling in the provinces, always carry original documentation. If photocopies are to be used in place of originals, the copies must be notarized by an Angolan notary public. Note that notarized photocopies are normally not acceptable for travel outside Luanda.

Foreigners travelling into the interior of Angola sometimes require an internal travel document. This is normally provided by the Angolan organization or individual that invited the foreigner to Angola.

Shortages of food, lodging, medicine, transportation, electricity, fuel and water occasionally occur in most parts of the country. While Luanda does not experience shortages of food, lodging is scarce and tourist facilities are very expensive; the cost of living in Luanda is very high.

Poisonous snakes are a potential danger in the countryside.

Telecommunications

Interruptions in telecommunications are common. International calls are difficult to place from outside the capital. Most personal cellular phones are incompatible and must be reprogrammed for use within Angola.

Emergency assistance

In case of an emergency, dial 113. Please note that you should speak Portuguese.

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