New political administrative division of Luanda Province

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Before the new provincial boundaries, Luanda had nine municipalities.

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In the new division Luanda has seven municipalities. The territory is larger that before. The new municipalities of Luanda are: Cazenga; Cacuaco; Belas; Luanda, Quissama; Icolo e Bengo and Viana.

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According to the new territorial organization the following municipalities form the current municipality of Luanda: Sambizanga, Rangel, Maianga, Ingombota and Samba. Luanda is the most populated municipality and Quissama is the largest municipality with the territorial extension.
-Massomba

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Flood research in Cacuaco, Cazenga and Sambizanga

Flooded courtyard.

Flooded courtyard.

Hello people of Angola English. I’m Massomba Dominique and I work on GIS (Geographic Information System) projects at DW. This work includes storing and manipulating data that I collect in the field in order to prepare maps. I also give training on the basics of programs like ArcMap and GPS to various institutions and interns and make geo-reference maps.

Landslide.

Landslide.

I’m here to talk about my work at DW, specifically about a project that I coordinated in 2006 in collaboration with the authorities of the municipalities of Cacuaco, Cazenga and Sambizanga in Luanda.

Inside a flooded home.

Inside a flooded home.

Our earlier research had some difficulties, because people did not want to cooperate due to the state of their flooded homes. But we were able to carry out the project when we tried again with help from the administration staff, by persistence and by giving residents a detailed explanation of the work we could accomplish (we had many hours of discussion with families).

In front of flooded home.

Working with a family effected by the flooding.

During the project I helped some families with the arrangement of their furniture because of the flooding. The other help I gave was having conversations with families. I told them how to be more careful when choosing the location of the construction of their house, because of flooding and landslides.

For my part I would say that project ended well because I managed to collect data and in some neighborhoods the residents followed the advice. We were also campaigning for redevelopment of their neighborhoods. In some neighborhoods made many friendships with people who liked the work.

Massomba

I’m Massomba…

Massomba at a meeting.

Massomba (standing) at a meeting in the municipality of Quissama.

I’m Massomba Dominique. I’m thirty-five years old. I live in Coqueiros, the most famous building in city of Luanda. I’m single and I don’t have children. I have two brothers and two sisters.

I have worked at DW for six years in the Geography Information Systems (GIS) unit within the strategy and research department. I like my job. Even though it’s not the area that I graduated from, it’s an area that I now love. Through my job i know many institutions, people and places.

I enjoy walking, visiting my families, friends and see new places, i love listerning to gospel music and watchimg television. My favourite television programs are news, movies, series and sport. I also like to meet people and new places.

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Massomba in front of the Kalandula Falls, Angola.

 

 

We applaud Obama’s re-election!

Barack and Michelle Obama after his victory speech.

I like that President Barak Obama was re-elected. I believe his way of thinking will contribute to many African countries with their democratic development.
– Massomba

I’m very happy Mr. Obama was re-elected as President of the USA. He works for every nation of the world to implement democracy. I have a dream that he will change the minds of African leaders to work for all the people not only themselves.
-Henriques