Current events suggest that Angola today faces an economic and political crisis. The global collapse of oil prices, a series of anti-NGO regulations, repressed protests, and the trial of youth activists [like Luaty Beirão, above] have deeply affected the oil rich country.
On Tuesday, February 16, the National Endowment for Democracy will hold a public event, which will bring together Angolan civil society as well as U.S. and Angolan officials to discuss and debate on:
- The current state of Angola’s judiciary as it relates to corruption;
- The current state of human rights in Angola;
- The recent NGO policies and their impact on civil society.
Perspectives on Transparency, Human Rights, and Civil Society in Angola
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
National Endowment for Democracy, 1025 F St NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs,
U.S. Department of State
Amb. Agostinho Tavares da Silva Neto
Ambassador of the Republic of Angola to the United States
Rafael Marques de Morais [above right]
Director, Maka Angola
Moderator: Amb. Princeton Lyman
United States Institute of Peace