Angola

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#23
12

Communities at risk

Bakongo, Cabindans, Ovimbundu, Pastoralists

Summary

Violence has flared in the run up to 2017 presidential elections in Angola and a group of former fighters from the opposition UNITA were tried in March for an attempted coup. UNITA, which drew its support from the majority Ovimbundu, fought the ruling MPLA in a 27-year civil war which ended in 2002. There were also violent incidents related to two… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2017 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts4
Major armed conflictNo data
Prior genocide / politicide1
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0021
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance7.7
Rise of factionalized elites7.2
Voice and Accountability-1.186
Political Stability-0.591
Rule of Law-1.069
OECD country risk classification6
TOTAL13.1

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

Violence has flared in the run up to 2017 presidential elections in Angola and a group of former fighters from the opposition UNITA were tried in March for an attempted coup. UNITA, which drew its support from the majority Ovimbundu, fought the ruling MPLA in a 27-year civil war which ended in 2002. There were also violent incidents related to two independence struggles, in Cabinda and also related to the Lunda Chokwe movement in the east. The enclave of Cabinda is responsible for half of Angola’s oil production and has heavy security.