National Symbols


The national flag of the Republic of Angola was adopted in 1975, at the time of the proclamation of Independence. The national flag consists of two colours in horizontal bands. The upper band is bright red and the lower one black.Bright red – Representing the blood shed by Angolans during colonial oppression, the national liberation struggle and the defense of the country.Black – Representing the African continent.In the center there is a composition formed by a segment of a cog wheel, symbolizing the workers and industrial production; a machete symbolizing the peasants, agricultural production and the armed struggle; and a star, symbolizing international solidarity and progress. The cog wheel, the machete and the star are yellow, symbolizing the country’s wealth.

Coat Of Arms

The Coat of Arms of the Republic of Angola is formed by a section of a cogwheel and a branch of corn, coffee and cotton, representing workers and industrial production, peasants and agricultural production, respectively.

At the base, there is an open book, symbol of education, culture and the rising sun, representing the New Country. In the center a machete and a hoe, symbolizing work and the beginning of the armed struggle. At the top a star, symbolizing international solidarity and progress.

At the bottom of the emblem is placed a golden band with the inscription «República de Angola».

National Anthem

English translation

O Fatherland, we shall never forget

The heroes of the Fourth of February.

O Fatherland, we salute your sons

Who died for our Independence.

We honor the past and our history

As by our work we build the New Man.

We honor the past and our history

As by our work we build the New Man.

Chorus: (2x)

Forward, Angola!

Revolution through the power of the People!

A United Country, Freedom,

One People, one Nation!

Let us raise our liberated voices

To the glory of the peoples of Africa.

We shall march, Angolan fighters,

In solidarity with oppressed peoples.

We shall fight proudly for Peace

Along with the progressive forces of the world.

We shall fight proudly for Peace

Along with the progressive forces of the world.

Government Officials


President of the Republic – H.E. João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço

Vice-President of the Republic – Bornito de Sousa Baltazar Diogo

Minister os State for Economic and Social Development – Manuel José Nunes Júnior
Minister of State and Chief of Presidential Security Services – Pedro Sebastião
Minister of State and Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic – Frederico Manuel dos Santos e Silva Cardoso
Minister of National Defense – Salviano de Jesus Sequeira
Minister of the Interior – Ângelo de Barros da Veiga Tavares

Minister of External Relations – Manuel Domingos Augusto

Minister of Justice and Human Rights –  Francisco Manuel Monteiro de Queiroz

Minister of Finance – Augusto Archer de Sousa Mangueira

Minister of Territory and State Reform – Adão Francisco Correia de Almeida

Minister of Public Administration, Labor and Social Security – Jesus Faria Maiato

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry – Marcos Alexandre Nhunga

Minister of  Industry – Bernarda Gonçalves Martins Henriques da Silva

Minister of Energy and Water – João Baptista Borges

Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum – Diamantino Pedro Azevedo

Minister of Transport – Ricardo Daniel Sandão Queirós Veigas de Abreu

Minister of Construction and Public Works – Manuel Tavares de Almeida

Minister of Fisheries and the Sea – Victória Francisco Lopes Cristóvão de Barros Neto

Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology – José Carvalho da Rocha

Minister of Territorial Planning and Housing – Ana Paula Chantre Luna de Carvalho 

Minister of Economy and Planning – Pedro Luís da Fonseca

Minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation – Maria do Rosário Bragança Sambo

Minister of Education – Maria Cândida Teixeira

Minister of Health – Sílvia Paula Valentim Lutucuta

Minister of Hospitality and Tourism – Maria Ângela Teixeira de Alva Sequeira Bragança
Minister of Social Action, Families and Promotion of Women – Victória Francisco Correia Conceição
Minister of Culture – Carolina Cerqueira
Minister of Youths and Sports – Ana Paula Sacramento Neto

Minister of Social Communication – Aníbal João da Silva Melo

Minister of Former Combatants and Veterans – João Ernesto dos Santos

Minister of Commerce – Jofre Van-Dúnem Júnior

Minister of the Environment – Paula Cristina Francisco Coelho


Secretary of the Ministers Board – Ana Maria de Sousa e Silva