The city is currently undergoing a major reconstruction, with many large developments taking place that will alter the cityscape significantly.
Portuguese explorer Paulo Dias de Novais founded Luanda on 25 January 1576 as "São Paulo da Assumpção de Loanda", with one hundred families of settlers and four hundred soldiers. In 1618, the Portuguese built the fortress called Fortaleza São Pedro da Barra, and they subsequently built two more: Fortaleza de São Miguel (1634) and Forte de São Francisco do Penedo (1765-6). Of these, the Fortaleza de São Miguel is the best preserved.
Luanda is a province of Angola. It has an area of 2,417 square kilometres (933sqmi) and a population of 6,542,942 in 2014.Luanda is the capital of the province and the country of Angola. Despite this, the city occupies 113 square kilometres (44sqmi), or less than five percent of the total area of the province. In 2011 Luanda Province was subdivided into seven municipalities, namely, Luanda, Belas, Cacuaco, Cazenga, Icolo e Bengo, Quiçama and Viana. These are again subdivided into 47 Communes (Comunas). The new reform of 2011 moved the municipalities Icolo e Bengo and Quiçama from Bengo to Luanda Province. The administrative reform significantly increased the land area of Luanda Province. Governors of the Luanda Province have included: Francisca Espírito Santo (c. 2009-2010), Jose Maria dos Santos (c. 2011-2013), and Graciano Francisco Domingos (c. 2014).
The province has created the Instituto de Planeamento e Gestão Urbana de Luanda (IPGUL, Institute for urban planning and management of Luanda) as an independent organ for urban planning of the province.
ManuelRabelais, a former communications minister under the previous regime, was arrested in October 2020 and convicted by the LuandaSupreme Court of money laundering and misappropriation of public funds. Via a marketing company he ran, he was found guilty of embezzling 98 million euros between 2016 and 2017 ... .
Luanda -- Unlike the three days set aside until today for sale in markets, during this period of the State of PublicCalamity, these spaces will start operating, as of Wednesday (9 September) five days during the week, in sequence ....
The nationalisation of 71.7% of the firm is a transitionary move, said a decree published on PresidentMarcelo Rebelo de Sousa’s website, and shares will immediately go on the market ... In December 2019, hundreds of thousands of files dubbed the “Luanda Leaks” were ...
Luanda -Le pr�sident de l'Association de publicit� et de marketing (APM), Nuno Fernandes, d�fend que toute publicit� de l'�tat doit �tre effectu�e par des agences de publicit� nationales, sur la base de la loi des march�s publics ....