MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04
MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04
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he MPLA (People’s Mov-
ement for the Liberation of
Angola) was declared t...
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175
71,84%
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UNITA
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18,66%deputies
CASA
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6,00%deputies
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Investiture of the
President of the
Republic of Angola
José Eduardo dos ...
MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04
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ens of thousands of people
witnessed the ceremony in
the “Praça da Rep...
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Biography of the President
of the Republic of Angola José
Eduardo dos Sa...
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Vice-President of
the Republic
sworn in
M
anuel Domingos
Vicente, the se...
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Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, President of Angola’s
National Asse...
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da Piedade Dias dos Santos spoke
of the need for greater commitment
by d...
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Minister of National Defence
Cândido Pereira dos Santos Van-Dúnem
Minister ...
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Minister of Energy and Waters
João Baptista Borges
Minister of Hospitality ...
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T
he Justice and Peace
Episcopal Commission of
the Episcopal Conference
...
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British government welcomes
election results in Angola
The British gover...
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New Association of
Angolans in Manchester
proclaimed
A
new association t...
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SADC, the CPLP and
the CEEAC
United Nations
The 21sr ordinary session of...
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he Angolan model Samaia
Tc...
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t is called the Solidarity Sports
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reationa...
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Angolan José Armando Sayovo wins gold medal
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H
e beat the Brazilian Lucas...
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Community
Angolan
Community
in London
more United
and solidary
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  1. 1. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04
  2. 2. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04 T he MPLA (People’s Mov- ement for the Liberation of Angola) was declared the winner of the general elec- tionsheldon31August. Itwon71.84 percent of the total of 6.124.669 votes reported by the National Electoral Commission (CNE). The President of the CNE, Judge André da Silva Neto, announced the final results and proclaimed JoséEduardo dos Santos President and Manuel Domingos Vicente Vice-President of the Republic. The winning percentage reflected 4.135.803 votes gained all over the country. As a result, in the parlia- ment the MPLA is represented by 175 deputies, 94 from the national constituency and 81 from provin- cial constituencies. Angola: Elections 2012 – convincing MPLA victory UNITA confirmed its position as the biggest opposition party by gaining 18,66 percent of the votes. With 1.074.565 votes, the party led by Isaías Samakuva is now be represented by 32 deputies in the National Assembly, 24 from the national constituency and eight (8) from the provincial ones. With 345,589 votes, six (6) per- cent of the total, the CASA-CE came third, electing eight (8) depu- ties, all from the national constitu- ency, and entering the National Assembly for the first time. The PRS, which has lost its po- sition as the third biggest party to the CASA-CE, polled 98,233 votes, 1.70 percent of the total. As a result, the party led by Eduardo Kuangana has elected three (3) deputies, two (2) from the national constitu- ency and one (1) from Lunda Sul Province, fewer than it had before. The FNLA, with 65.163 votes, 1,13 percent of the total, was able to elect only two (2) deputies, whereas it had three in the last parliament. It will no longer be able to form a bench. The New Democracy-Electoral Union, with 0.23 percent of the vote, PAPOD, with 0.15%, FUMA, with 0.14%, and the CPO, with 0.11%, DID NOT ELECT A SINGLE DEPUTY and, in ac- cordance with the Law, MUST BE DISBANDED for not receiving at least 0.50 percent of the total votes. Of the total of 6.124.669 votes counted, 5.756.004. i.e. 93.98 per- cent - were valid,212.023 were blank and 156.642 were invalid Director: Embaixador Miguel Neto Editor: António Nascimento Proofreading: António Nascimento Translation: Marga Holness Graphic Design: Kassim Design Copies: 2000 exemplares Printer: Capital Printers Graphic Execution: Press Office of the Embassy WEZA 04 - Sept/Oct 2012 Email: press@angola.org.uk Website: www.angola.org.uk Address: 22 Dorset Street London W1U 6QY United Kingdom Tel: 020-72999850 Fax: 020-79354960
  3. 3. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04 03 175 71,84% MPLA deputies UNITA 32 18,66%deputies CASA 8 6,00%deputies PRS 3 1,70%deputies FNLA 2 1,13%deputies
  4. 4. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04 04 Investiture of the President of the Republic of Angola José Eduardo dos Santos was sworn in as President of the Republic of Angola on 26 September 2012, and will go down in the history of Angola as the first President elected within the framework of multi-party democracy. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04
  5. 5. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04 05 T ens of thousands of people witnessed the ceremony in the “Praça da República”, as Rui Constantino Ferreira, Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, swore in José Eduardo dos Santos to the highest post in the country in a formal ceremony that also marked the end of a transit- ional period. In his first speech as the elec- ted President of the Republic, José Eduardo dos Santos spoke of the Angolan people’s vote of confidence, who had confirmed their preference with a large majority of votes. There had already been two other demo- cratic multi-party elections in the country in which a clear majority voted for the MPLA and its leader. José Eduardo dos Santos, in his speech,stressed the fact that this for- mal investiture was taking place only now and that this meant that ‘this time all possible previous doubts have been fully clarified’. Addressing the crowd, José Eduardo dos Santos spoke of the main guidelines of the government programme, promising to ho- nour his commitments and serve Angola loyally, as the President of all Angolans without exception. He reaffirmed his commitment to implement the MPLA government programme, prompted by the spirit of “renewal and continuity”. José Eduardo dos Santos sum- med up the main lines of action of the next government team as follows: maintaining peace, strengthening democracy, vigorously continuing the reconstruction and develop- ment of infrastructure and alloca- ting more resources for improving the social conditions of people and families, especially those who have little or almost nothing to live on. He further promised to ensure that full use is made of national person- nel and the country’s natural resources, so as to increase national wealth and make Angola grow more and distribute better. In leading a government commit- ted to building new undertakings, correcting what is wrong and im- proving what is good, José Eduardo dos Santos said he was counting on the strength and patriotic conscious- ness of the Angolan youth as an ally of the executive in carrying out these tasks to make Angola a better place to live in. The investiture of the President of the Republic marked the end of the period of political transition, following the approval of the new Constitution in February 2010, whi- ch ended the constitutional transi- tion. Since then, in accordance wi- th Article 241 of the Constitution, José Eduardo dos Santos had been a transitional President Tens of thousands of people witnessed the ceremony in the “Praça da República”, as Rui Constantino Ferreira, Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, swore in José Eduardo dos Santos to the highest post in the country in a formal ceremony that also marked the end of a transitional period.
  6. 6. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04 06 Biography of the President of the Republic of Angola José Eduardo dos Santos I n 1962 he joined the People’s Army for the Liberation of Angola (EPLA), the then na- me of the MPLA’s armed wing, and in 1963 he became the first MPLA representative in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo. In November that year, he was given a scholarship to study at the Baku Oil and Gas Institute, in the former Soviet Union, and graduated in oil engineering in June 1969. Also in the USSR, after finishing his studies, he took a military com- munications course, which enabled him to work in the telecommu- nications service in the Cabinda, the MPLA’s 2nd Politico-Military Region, from 1970 to 1974. In September 1974, at a meeting held in Moxico Province,he was elec- ted a member of the MPLA Central Committee and Political Bureau. In June 1975, he became coordina- tor of the MPLA’s Department of External Relations and Department of Health. After the proclamation of inde- pendence on 11 November 1975, he was appointed Minister of External Relations. On the death of António Agostinho Neto, the first President of Angola, on 20 September 1979 José Eduardo dos Santos was sworn in as President of the MPLA-Workers’ Party, President of the People’s Republic of Angola and Commander-in-Chief of the People’s Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola (FAPLA). From 1986 to 1992,José Eduardo dos Santos played an outstanding role in ending South Africa’s cross- border war against Angola and the negotiations culminated in the repa-Engº José Eduardo dos Santos, President of the Republic of Angola José Eduardo dos Santos is the son of Eduardo Avelino dos Santos and Jacinta José Paulino, both deceased. After attending primary school in Luanda, he had his secondary education at the Salvador Correia Institute, also in Luanda, which was then the main secondary school in the country. He started his political activity in clandestine groups formed in suburban neighbourhoods in the capital in the late 1950s and joined the MPLA when it was founded in 1958.
  7. 7. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04 07 Vice-President of the Republic sworn in M anuel Domingos Vicente, the second person on the MPLA list in the general elections on 31 August, was sworn in as Vice- President of the Republic of Angola in Lunda on 26 September. He was sworn in by Rui Ferreira, Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, at a ceremony in the Praça da República, near the mausoleum of António Agostinho Neto, the first President of Angola. With his right hand on the Constitution, Manuel Vicente swo- re, on his honour, to perform with total dedication the duties with which he was invested, complying and ensuring compliance with the Constitution and the country’s laws. He swore to defend the indepen- dence, sovereignty, unity and territo- rial integrity of the nation, peace and democracy, and to promote stability and the wellbeing and social pro- gress of all Angolans. The Vice-President has an au- xiliary role to the President of the Republic in the executive. He stan- ds in for the President during his ab- sences abroad, when it is impossi- ble for him to perform his duties and at times of temporary impediment, in which case he runs the current activities of the executive. Manuel Domingos Vicente was born in Luanda on 15 May 1956, the son of a cobbler father Engº Manuel Domingos Vicente, Vice-President of the Republic of Angola triation of the Cuban contingent,the independence of Namibia and the withdrawal of South African troops from Angola. With the end of the cold war and under pressure from the internatio- nal community, while also grappling with domestic economic difficulties and UNITA’s continuing war of at- trition, José Eduardo dos Santos sought a negotiated settlement with UNITA. A democratic system was es- tablished in Angola, based on the constitution adopted in 1992, which provided for political pluralism and a market economy. As a result of these radical changes, the first multi-party democratic elections were held on 29 and 30 September 1992, in the pre- sence of international observers. The MPLA won an absolu- te majority in the elections for the National Assembly. However, José Eduardo dos Santos won only 49 percent of the votes, against 40 per- cent for Jonas Savimbi. Under the constitution then in force, a second round had to be held, but UNITA rejected the election results and im- mediately resumed its war in Angola. José Eduardo dos Santos the- refore remained at his post, even without constitutional legitimacy. He personally directed intensive diplomatic activity that culminated in the recognition of the Angolan government by the United States on 19 May 1993, followed by other countries. General elections were held on 31 August 2012. They were also won by the MPLA and, in accordance with the Constitution approved in 2010, José Eduardo dos Santos, as the first person on the MPLA’s electoral list, was automatically elected President of the Republic, legitimising his ha- ving remained in his post for a five years period. and a washerwoman mother. He did his primary and secondary schooling at the São Domingos Mission and graduated in Electronic Engineering (Power Systems) from Agostinho Neto University. He was chairman of the board of directors of Sonangol-EP, the state oil company, until 2012. On 30 January he was appointed Minister of State for Economic Coordination by presidential decree. Manuel Vicente is widely respec- ted and seen as an example of family stability.
  8. 8. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04 08 Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, President of Angola’s National Assembly Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos is the new President of Angola’s National Assembly E lected with no votes against and no abstentions, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos has returned the post between 2008 and 2010 befo- re becoming Vice-President of the Republic of Angola, a post created in the amended constitution adopted two years ago. The election of Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos and the swearing in of the 220 deputies re- sulting from the general elections on 31 August took place at a session of the National Assembly to which members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Angola and church re- presentatives were invited. The National Assembly (Angola’s parliament) has specialised com- missions in the following areas: Constitutional and Legal Affairs; Defence; National Security and Public Order; External Relations, International Cooperation and Angolan Communities Abroad and State Administration and Local Government. There are also commissions of Economics and Finance, Ed- ucation, Science and Technology, Culture, Sport, Religious Affairs and Information, Health, the Environment, Social Action, Employment, Ex-servicemen, the Family and the Advancement of Women, Mandates, Ethics and Parliamentary Decorum and, fi- nally,Human Rights,Petitions and Claims, and Citizens’ Suggestions. In his opening speech, Fernando
  9. 9. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04 09 da Piedade Dias dos Santos spoke of the need for greater commitment by deputies, especially in respect of a broader understanding of parlia- mentary work. According to the new Speaker “House of the Law”, the people ha- ve let the politicians know that the country needs unity and the partici- pation of everyone in affirming the path that leads to the consolidation of the democratic process
  10. 10. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04 Minister of National Defence Cândido Pereira dos Santos Van-Dúnem Minister of Oil José Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos Minister do Interior Ângelo de Barros Veiga Tavares Minister of Finance Carlos Alberto Lopes Minister of Justice and Human Rights Rui Jorge Carneiro Mangueira Minister of Industry Bernarda Gonçalves Martins Henriques da Silva Minister of Economy Abraão Pio dos Santos Gourgel Minister of Public Administration, Employment and Welfare António Domingos da Costa Pitra Neto Minister of State and Head of Homeland Security Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias Jr. Minister of External Relations Georges Rebelo Pinto Chicoty Minister of Territorial Administration Bornito de Sousa Baltazar Diogo Minister da Agriculture Afonso Pedro Canga Minister of State and Head of the Civil House Edeltrudes Maurício F. Gaspar da Costa Minister of Planning and Territorial Developing Job Graça Minister Former Combatants and Motherland Veterans Kundi Payhama Minister of Fisheries Victória Francisco Lopes Cristóvão de Barros Neto 10 New Members of the Government of the Republic of Angola T he new Angolan government comprises two Ministers of State, 33 Ministers, one Secretary to the Cabinet and 52 Secretaries of State. Eight Ministers – i.e. 30 percent of the to- tal – are women. The Ministry of State for Economic Coordination and the State Secretariat for Human Rights have been abolished and a new Ministry of Justice and Human Rights has been created. José Eduardo dos Santos, President of the Republic, has re- quested of the new Executive dy- namism, transparency and further commitment, in principle with the principles of renewal and continuity.
  11. 11. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04 Minister of Energy and Waters João Baptista Borges Minister of Hospitality and Tourism Pedro Mutinde Minister of Transports Augusto da Silva Tomás Minister of Social Communications José Luís de Matos Minister of Culture Rosa Maria Martins da Cruz e Silva Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Rosa Luís de Sousa Micolo Secretary of the Cabinet Frederico Manuel dos Santos e Silva Minister of Environment Maria de Fátima Monteiro Jardim Minister of Science and Technology Maria Cândida Pereira Teixeira Minister of Higher Education Superior Adão Gaspar Ferreira do Nascimento Minister of Comerce Rosa Escórcio Pacavira de Matos Minister of Urbanism e Housing José António da Conceição e Silva Minister of Education M’Pinda Simão Minister Family and Women Promotion Maria Filomena de Fátima Lobão Telo Delgado Minister da Geology and Mines Francisco Manuel Monteiro de Queiroz Minister of Construction Fernando Alberto de Lemos Soares da Fonseca Minister of Youth and Sports Manuel Gonçalves Muandumba Minister of Health José Vieira Dias Van-Dúnem Minister of Assistance and Social Reinsertion João Baptista Kussumua 11 Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology José Carvalho da Rocha
  12. 12. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04 12 T he Justice and Peace Episcopal Commission of the Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST) consider that the general elections held in Angola were bet- ter organised and could serve as an example for future elections. A CEAST report described the CEAST Bishops praise elections in Angola A tribute was paid to Josefa Sacko, the Angolan Secretary-general of the Inter-African Coffee Organisation (IACO), at a ceremony in London on 27 September, for her more than 20 years of work in world coffee issues. The ceremony took place during the 109th meeting of the International Coffee Council, a gesture in recognition of the hi- gh degree of diplomatic respect earned by her. This tribute to Josefa Sacko is seen as a highly significant event in the annals of Angolan multilateral diplomacy, marked by the granting of a memento by the International Coffee Organisation (ICO). She ends her term of office in November, after heading the IACO secretariat for about ten years elections as free, fair and transparent, adding that positive aspects noted by observers included the training of officials at polling stations, the infor- mation about the electoral process in the media, on the CNE website, through social networks, mobile phones, taxis and other means, en- couraging people to vote Secretary general of Inter- African Coffee Organisation honoured in London Dra. Josefa Sacko, Secretary- General of the Inter-African Coffee Organization
  13. 13. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04 13 British government welcomes election results in Angola The British government, through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, has welcomed the re-election of President José Eduardo dos Santos and congratula- ted the MPLA on its success in the third election in the Republic of Angola. In a statement on 12 September, the British government welcomes the re- election of President José Eduardo dos Santos and congratulates the ruling party MPLA for their success in the third elections held in Angola. Praises Angolan people, political parties and civil society on the peaceful environment in which the elections were held. He stressed that despite concerns about the electoral process, such as the unequal access to the media, problems with voter rolls, and the lack of timely accreditation for election observers, the Angolan authorities’ commitment to take action to address such concerns was commendable. He went on to say that this was an important step toward further strengthe- ning of Angola’s democratic institutions and will help to build confidence for future elections. Mark Simmonds, the Deputy-Minister for Africa in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said the United Kingdom looked forward to strengthening its bilateral relationship with the Angolan government and to further engagement with the Angolan people. Mark Simmonds, British Deputy- Minister for Africa in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  14. 14. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04 14 New Association of Angolans in Manchester proclaimed A new association to serve the inte- rests of the Angolan community in Manchester (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) was recently established in the presence of diplomats from the Angolan Embassy in this country. The association is headed by academic José Armando (President), aided by Miguel Domingos (Vice-President). Their job is to organise the most varied social, cultu- ral, sports and recreational activities for the community and cooperate with the Angolan Embassy whenever necessary. Among its other aims is providing su- pport and guidance for Angolans living in Greater Manchester, like monitoring the school and extra-curricular activities of members’ children and taking part in the training of technical personnel for its purposes. There already is in Great Manchester an Association called Angolan Voice in Manchester, known AVM, headed by José Morais, founded on 29 August 2010 José Armando, AAGM President Miguel Domingos, AAGM Vice-President Staff Members of the Great Manchester Association (AAGM)
  15. 15. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04 15 SADC, the CPLP and the CEEAC United Nations The 21sr ordinary session of the United Nations Human Rights Council congratulated the Republic of Angola for the organisation and successful holding of general elec- tions on 31 August. It considered that the elections in Angola would contribute to the strengthening and consolidation of democracy. Pedro Pires, ex-President of the Republic of Cape-Verde I n a joint statement of the African Union, the Southern African Development Com- munity, the Community of Port- uguese Language Countries, the Economic Community of Central African States, the SADC Forum of Electoral Commissions and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, the observers congratulated Angolans on the hol- ding of the elections,which they said had taken place in a peaceful and or- derly manner. The statement read out by Pedro Pires, on behalf of the six observer organisations, stressed the massive participation of young people and women in the polling stations, whi- ch showed a growing level of civic awareness and a “firm commitment to the country’s future”. Pedro Pires congratulated the CNE for the well organised electoral process and the use of new commu- nication and information technology “with the praiseworthy intention of improving electoral operations, and for the professionalism shown by members of the polling stations in running the voting process”. He also spoke of the efforts made by political parties and others to en- sure that citizens fully exercise their right to vote and encouraged the re- levant authorities to continue to sti- mulate active and constant involve- ment in the common effort to ensure the continuation and improvement of communicating dialogue in the course of the whole electoral process Heads of State and Government of SADC
  16. 16. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04 16 REVISTA DA EMBAIXADA DE ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04 T he Angolan model Samaia Tchapesseka has won the Miss Black Africa UK-2012 context in London. She was crowned in the pre- sence of an audience of about 200 people who went to the Regency Royal Hall in London to see the parade of more than 20 contenders from African countries, including Congo Brazzaville, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, SierraLeone,SouthAfrica,Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Samaia, a 17-year-old secondary school pupil, stood out, according to the jury, for having demonstrated food typical of African and especially Angolan culture. The new Miss Africa in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland now faces the challenge of increasing awareness of child abuse and the ways of comba- ting it. She received the crown from the Zimbabwean Justina Mutale. The two runners up were Kalay Wattu from Sierra Leone and Assitou Nsika from the Republic of Congo. The Angolan Samaia Tchapesseka, this year’s most beau- tiful African woman in the United Kingdom, thanked all those who su- pported her in this important project for her life, especially the Angolan Embassy in this country Angola wins Miss Black Africa contest in the United Kingdom
  17. 17. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04 17REVISTA DA EMBAIXADA DE ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04
  18. 18. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04 18 I t is called the Solidarity Sports Group and it organises rec- reational and cultural activities for the Angolan community in London. Headed by Napoleão Brandão, it has worked with young Angolans from all social backgrounds living in east London, involving them in sports and exchanges of views with communities from other African countries based in the British capital. The group marks every impor- tant Angolan date. It has organ- ised sports events, such as football and other activities Solidarity Sports Group works with young people in United Kingdom REVISTA DA EMBAIXADA DE ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04
  19. 19. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04 Angolan José Armando Sayovo wins gold medal 19 H e beat the Brazilian Lucas Prado, who came in sec- ond place, at 51 seconds and 44 tenths. It was a very fast and exhausting race for the two sprinters, who com- peted for the 100 metre semi-finals. The Frenchman Trésor Gauthier Makyunda came third, at 52 sec- onds and 45 tenths. José Sayovo took 52 seconds and 04 tenths to reach the fi- nal. The Angolan maintained the Paralympics record with 50 seconds and 03 tenths, while the Brazilian Daniel Silva (world distance champion) registered 49 seconds and 82 tenths London Paralympics Games: José Sayovo wins gold medal The Angolan sprinter José Armando Sayovo won a gold medal in the 400 metres race, classification T11 (full visual impairment), in the synthetic track Stratford Stadium in London, completing the race in 50 seconds and 75 tenths at the end of the 14th Paralympics Games.
  20. 20. MAGAZINE OF THE EMBASSY OF ANGOLA 2012 - N. 04 Community Angolan Community in London more United and solidary

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