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Pope urged to address Church-linked forced evictions in Angola

As Pope Benedict XVI visits Angola on Friday on his first trip to Africa, he faces calls to raise the question of forced evictions with the Angolan authorities. In particular, Amnesty International has asked that during his visit, Pope Benedict addresses the issue of those forced evictions that...
Angola Poverty

Angola bad choice to host World Habitat Day

The choice of the Angolan capital Luanda to lead the global observance of this year’s World Habitat Day provoked controversy among housing and human rights organizations. In a joint letter to the Executive Director of The United Nations Human Settlements Programme UN-HABITAT, who organized the...
Angola Poverty

Human rights violations in cities around the world

As World Habitat Day focuses on the state of the housing rights situation across the globe, here are case studies from cities in Cambodia, Brazil, Italy, Israel and Angola. 1. Forced out for ‘development’ (Cambodia) “We have seen the development plan and of course we get worried because it is clear...