Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Angola


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Angola is rebuilding its country after the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but UNITA renewed fighting after being beaten by the MPLA at the polls. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - in the quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and strengthened the MPLA's hold on power. President DOS SANTOS has announced legislative elections will be held in September 2008, with presidential elections planned for sometime in 2009. (from the CIA)
 
 

 

Economic Overview

Angola's high growth rate is driven by its oil sector, with record oil prices and rising petroleum production. oil production and its supporting activities contribute about 85% of gdp. increased oil production supported growth averaging more than 15% per year from 2004 to 2007. a postwar reconstruction boom and resettlement of displaced persons has led to high rates of growth in construction and agriculture as well. much of the country's infrastructure is still damaged or undeveloped from the 27-year-long civil war. remnants of the conflict such as widespread land mines still mar the countryside even though an apparently durable peace was established after the death of rebel leader jonas savimbi in february 2002. subsistence agriculture provides the main livelihood for most of the people, but half of the country's food must still be imported. in 2005, the government started using a $2 billion line of credit, since increased to $7 billion, from china to rebuild angola's public infrastructure, and several large-scale projects were completed in 2006. angola also has large credit lines from brazil, portugal, germany, spain, and the eu. the central bank in 2003 implemented an exchange rate stabilization program using foreign exchange reserves to buy kwanzas out of circulation. this policy became more sustainable in 2005 because of strong oil export earnings; it has significantly reduced inflation. although consumer inflation declined from 325% in 2000 to under 13% in 2007, the stabilization policy has put pressure on international net liquidity. angola became a member of opec in late 2006 and in late 2007 was assigned a production quota of 1.9 million barrels a day, somewhat less than the 2-2.5 million bbl angola's government had wanted. to fully take advantage of its rich national resources - gold, diamonds, extensive forests, atlantic fisheries, and large oil deposits - angola will need to implement government reforms, increase transparency, and reduce corruption. the government has rejected a formal imf monitored program, although it continues article iv consultations and ad hoc cooperation. corruption, especially in the extractive sectors, and the negative effects of large inflows of foreign exchange, are major challenges facing angola.

Environmental Issues

Overuse of pastures and subsequent soil erosion attributable to population pressures; desertification; deforestation of tropical rain forest, in response to both international demand for tropical timber and to domestic use as fuel, resulting in loss of biodiversity; soil erosion contributing to water pollution and siltation of rivers and dams; inadequate supplies of potable water

Government Type

Republic; multiparty presidential regime

Population

12,531,357 (july 2008 est.)

Location

Southern africa, bordering the south atlantic ocean, between namibia and democratic republic of the congo

Area

Total: 1,246,700 sq km land: 1,246,700 sq km water: 0 sq km

Slightly less than twice the size of texas

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: republic of angola conventional short form: angola local long form: republica de angola local short form: angola former: people's republic of angola

Capital

Name: luanda geographic coordinates: 8 50 s, 13 14 e time difference: utc+1 (6 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time)

Military Service

17 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation - 2 years plus time for training (2001)

International Disputes

Cabindan separatists continue to return to the angolan exclave from exile in neighboring states and europe since the 2006 ceasefire and peace agreement

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

10 Angola Jobs Found


This is a very exciting rotational position with a major oil and gas company in Angola. The objective of this job is to Develop a Management System...
Airswift - Soyo - posted 5 days ago
Mission Ensure the management of the maintenance activities for all equipment at site either logistic base, yard or project through coordination of...
GPS - Global Petroprojects Services AG - Ambriz - posted 7 days ago
Looking for a New Opportunity? WRS are seeking an experienced 1st Engineer with a DP Maintenance Certificate to join our team for a project startin...
WRS - Luanda - posted 11 days ago
We are currently recruiting for a Deputy Non Operated Assets Director. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced oil and gas professional ...
ENI International Resources - Luanda - posted 12 days ago
LOCATION: Luanda, Angola START DATE: ASAP DURATION: TBA WORKING SCHEDULE: TBA TYPE OF CONTRACT: Contract RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: - Participate...
Ogas Solutions Thai - Luanda - posted 15 days ago
LOCATION: Luanda, Angola START DATE: ASAP DURATION: 1 year (renewable) WORKING SCHEDULE: Rotation : 4 weeks ON x 4 weeks OFF / 5 weeks ON x 5 weeks...
Ogas Solutions Thai - Luanda - posted 16 days ago
DETALHAMENTO DAS ATIVIDADES: Ofertar assistência ao desenvolvimento de programas com base nos requisitos levantados e analisados, estabelecendo os ...
- Luanda - posted 19 days ago
O candidato ideal deverá apresentar conhecimentos sólidos em todos os componentes do Oracle Fusion Middleware. Instalação do Oracle Weblogic; Confi...
- Luanda - posted 20 days ago
WRS are looking for several Surfer Pilots / Masters for a long term project in West Africa. If you are looking for a new challenge and have meet th...
WRS - Angola - posted 26 days ago
Our client, a major international operator, is looking to grow their subsurface team in Angola by appointing a Reservoir Geologist to participate i...
Brunel - Luanda - posted 28 days ago

 
 
 
 
 

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