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ANGOP marks 45 years

Fri, 30 Oct 2020 14:33 - Updated Fri, 30 Oct 2020 14:33

Angop headquarters

Photo: Pedro Parente

Luanda - Angola Press Agency (ANGOP) is commemorating Friday its 45 years since its creation at a time the company is committed to improving the quality of the content.

Among the challenges that lie ahead, stress goes to the launch, in the coming days, of its efficient and more up-to-date portal, containing diversified information about the country, the continent and the World.

The company was created in July 1975 under the name of Agência Nacional Angola Press (ANAP). At that time, the work was distributed in the form of a newsletter.

In October of the same year, ANGOP adopted its current and definitive name, Angola Press Agency (ANGOP), under the proposal of the President of the Republic, António Agostinho Neto.

Angop launched its first dispatch on 30th of October, under the new acronym.

Three years later, on February 2, 1978, the agency was transformed into a State-run  Media House, with the publication of presidential decree 11/78, of February 2, in the Diário da República.

In the 1980s ANGOP already had around 300 workers, most of them journalists, operating 24 hours a day, throughout the country’s 18 provinces, with five delegations (Portugal, Brazil, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe and Congo).

In 2013, Angop started with a technological and human environment in constant transformation and updating, in line with the modernity of the means of telecommunications and social communication, factors that contribute to the realization of its great challenge and dream, that of becoming a great multimedia company.