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Episode 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company

Date: 21 Apr 2016
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15 Sep 2015

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3 Jun 2015

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14 May 2015

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17 Apr 2015

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17 Apr 2015

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LUANDA: The Angolan journalist Francisco Mendes was awarded the 2014 Maboque Journalism Award on Saturday in Luanda...

18 Mar 2015

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28 Jan 2015

Luanda govt hails media work during festive season
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The provincial government of Luanda (GPL) praised the efforts of the National Police and the media organs in raising the citizens' awareness on good behaviour during the festive season...

9 Jan 2015

Angola's Picarra... pricking politicians' pomposity
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18 Dec 2014

E-Kwanza mobile payment service launched in Angola
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Angolan Investment Bank (BAI) has launched e-Kwanza a mobile money service that allows users to make transfers and payments for goods and services across the country...

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6 Oct 2014

Increased internet access set to boost consumer spend
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18 Sep 2014

Project 'Angola Online' officially launched
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BizTech Africa reports that a digital project, named Angola Online, has officially been launched by the country's Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, in partnership with the National...

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