Angola: The Democratic Party for Progress-Angolan National Alliance (PDP-ANA); treatment of its members and followers by the MPLA government; and the commemoration of the Bakongo victims of Blood Friday on 12 March 2000 in Luanda
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||25 May 2001|
|Citation / Document Symbol||AGO37207.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Angola: The Democratic Party for Progress-Angolan National Alliance (PDP-ANA); treatment of its members and followers by the MPLA government; and the commemoration of the Bakongo victims of Blood Friday on 12 March 2000 in Luanda , 25 May 2001, AGO37207.E , available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3df4be01c.html [accessed 25 December 2014]|
The Democratic Party for Progress-Angolan National Alliance (PDP-ANA), supports the creation of a federal state of Angola, is reportedly one of the small political movements that are represented in the Angolan Parliament (AFP 28 Apr. 1999).
The Political Handbook of the World 1999 states that it is "a right-of-center humanist grouping led by a prominent university professor, Nfulumpinga Lando Victor, who was previously affiliated with the FNLA (Front for the National Liberation of Angola) (1999, 34).
On 6 March 2000, Angola's national oil company Sonangol, announced a 50 per cent increase in the price of fuel (Namibian 10 Apr. 2000). According to PANA, the PDP-ANA was among the opposition parties that announced that they would participate in a "massive demonstration" scheduled to take place on 10 March in Luanda, the capital of Angola (8 Mar. 2000).
No reports on the treatment of PDP-ANA members by the government or on a 12 March 2000 demonstration to commemorate the Bakongo victims of Blood Friday could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.
For information on the treatment of the Bakongo in Angola, please consult AGO36914.E of 18 April 2001 and AGO 34237.E of 11 April 2000 available in REFINFO.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Agence France Presse (AFP). 28 April 1999. "Les bantous de l'ethnie Kongo demandent un "etat autonome." (NEXIS)
Namibian [Luanda]. 10 April 2001. "Fuel Prices Up 50% in Angola."
Panafrican News Agency (PANA). 8 March 2000. "Opposition Parties Protest Fuel Price Hike." (NEXIS)
The Political Handbook of the World 1999.1999. Edited by Arthur S. Banks. Binghamton, NY: CSA Publications.
Additional Sources Consulted
Africa Research Bulletin.
Amnesty International. Rapport annuel 2000.
Keesing's Record of World Events.
Resource Centre. Country file. Angola.