People in Luanda, Angola. Editorial credit:  Miguel Almeida / Shutterstock.com

Angola

Angola has been ruled by the same party since independence, and authorities have systematically repressed political dissent. Corruption, due process violations, and abuses by security forces all remain common. Since President João Lourenço’s election in 2017, the government has taken steps to crack down on endemic corruption and eased restrictions on the press and civil society, but serious governance and human rights challenges persist.

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Freedom in the World — Angola Country Report

Angola is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World,  Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide. 

A young woman wearing a protective mask looks at her smartphone while passing by a grafitti representing two big watching eyes in Berlin, Germany on April 1, 2020. Illustrative Editorial (Photo by Emmanuele Contini/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Freedom on the Net — Angola Country Report

Angola is rated Partly Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.

News & Perspectives on Angola

Angola: New Code Protects LGBTI Community

Press release

January 24, 2019

Six Countries to Watch in 2016

Perspectives

February 3, 2016