THE 55TH ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLE’S RIGHTS AND THE 29TH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS BOOKFAIR

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THE 55TH ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLE’S RIGHTS
AND THE 29TH  AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS BOOKFAIR

THE NGO FORUM: 24TH- 26TH APRIL 2014
ACHPR SESSION: 28TH APRIL – 12TH MAY 2014
 LUANDA, REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA

INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS

A. General

The 55th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) will be held at Talatona Convention Centre, Luanda, Angola, from 28th April to 12th May 2014.

B. Credentials

State delegates and other participants are kindly requested to bring their official credentials, duly signed by the appropriate authorities in their countries or their respective organizations, and hand them to the Commission’s Secretariat prior to registration.

C. Pre-Registration Forms

All participants are required to submit their 55th Session Pre-Registration Form by the deadline indicated therein, for inclusion on the provisional list of participants which would be transmitted to the Host authorities.  This is critical with regards to the acquisition of visas.

D. Registration and identification badges

Upon arrival at the Session venue, participants are required to register and obtain identification badges in the main lobby area outside the Conference Hall, to enable them to participate in the Session.
All participants are requested to wear their badges at all times during the Session, for identification and security reasons.

E. Immigration requirements

All participants are required to travel to Luanda by air.  Participants are required to get their entry visas from Diplomatic/Consular Missions of the Republic of Angola in their respective countries of residence.  In this regard, participants are advised to confirm the existence and the location of these Missions with the Ministry of Foreign/External Affairs of their countries of residence.

For participants who do not have Angolan diplomatic representations in their countries of residence, arrangements have been made for visas to be issued on arrival at the Luanda International Airport, upon presentation of the following:

  1. Personalized letter of Invitation to the Session, duly signed by the Secretary to the Commission;
  2. Two (2) Passport-size photographs;
  3. Identification Travel document (Passport).

Visa fees may apply.

F. Health requirement

Participants must ensure that they have taken the necessary vaccinations and that they travel with their Vaccination Cards, as these are required before admission to the country.

Participants are also kindly advised to obtain international health insurance to cover emergencies, in case they are taken ill during the period of the Session.

G. Weather

Participants are advised to travel with appropriate clothing, as the temperature is expected to be between 170C and 200C.

H. Banks and foreign exchange

Most of the major convertible currencies and Travellers’ Cheques can be exchanged in Angola.

The local currency is the Kwanza.

The exchange rates as at 20 February 2014 were as follows:
 

$USD:
100 Kwanzas to $1

£GBP:
162.9 Kwanzas to 1£ 

€EURO:
134 Kwanzas to 1

CANADIAN DOLLAR:
88.7 Kwanzas to 1CAD



Please note that, as usual, exchange rates fluctuate, and that they may vary in banks and exchange bureaus.

International Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are available in Angola; they accept most of the major ATM cards, and they are open 24 hours.

Money can be changed at the airport and banks.

Banking facilities will be available at the venue of the Conference to enable participants do their exchanges.

Please note that you will be required to present your Passport/Identity documents, during exchange operations.

I. Travel Agents and Airlines

The following are the main travel agents and airlines operating to and from Angola:

Name Address Tel/Fax E-mail Website
TAAG – Linhas Aéreas de Angola  Rua da Missão, 123
P. O. Box 79, Luanda
Tel.: +(244) 22233 2077 /
2233 2387 /
9231 90000 /
9231 90010
TAAGSAC@flytaag-angolaairlines.com www.taag.com
TAP Air Portugal 2af a 6af das
Morada: Avenida 4 de Fevereire, 79/80 – C.P. 118, Luanda
+(244) 222 63 2000
+(244) 222 63 2099
   
Iberia / British Airways Morada : Casa Desportistas
Rua Murtala Mohammed R/C no. 1
Ilha de Lauanda / Terminal de Voos International, Aeroporto Internacional ‘4 de Fevereire’, Avenida 21 de Janeiro
+(244) 222 309890/1, 309251, 309270, 309562, 91 476 6912   www.iberia.com
Emirates Terminal de Voos Internacional
Aeroporto Internacional ‘4 de Fevereiro’
Avenida 21, de Janeiro, Luanda
+244 91 476 6912
Reservations : +244 22 200 7306
   
KLM 2af a 6af das
Avenida 4 de Fevereiro no. 23
C.P. Box 396, Luanda
+244 222 395 335; 222 339822    
Brussels Airline 2af a 6af das +244 2 311 447
+32 (0)2 723 2362
   
SonAir Aeroporto 4 de Fevereiro, Luanda +244 226 633 563/67;
+244 222 320670
  www.sonairsarl.com
Lufthansa Angola Commandante Kwenha 272, Luanda +244 222 330 024; 244 222 330 074   www.lufthansa.com
South African Airways Bairro Maculusso,
Travessa Rodrigo De Miranda No. 33,
R/C, Luanda
+244 222 015 779 ;
+244 222 015 780 ;
+244 222 320 544 ;
Fax : +244 320 644
   
Ethiopian Airways Largo 4 De Fevereiro Hotel Meridian, Ethiopian Airlines P.O. Box 1044 +244 2 310615; 310328 / 914 526 675;

Fax: +244 2 310328

  Iadam@ethiopianairlines.com; dawitt@ethiopianairlines.com

 

 

 

 
 

 

J.         Vehicle Hire

The website shows the following car hire companies:

  1. Penguine Car Hire

Rua Tenente Valadim 11, 1st Fl , Luanda, Angola
E-mail: justin@penguincarhire.com
                       mike@penguincarhire.com

  1. Car Hire Angola

E-mail : info@carhireangola.org

K.        Transport:

Arrangements have also been made for pick-up from Airport to hotel for participants who provide timely information on their arrival dates. 

Arrangements have also been made to provide transport to and from the Session venue to those participants who stay in the recommended hotels (see list of hotels below).

For enquiries regarding transport matters, participants may contact the following:

Mr. Adriano Gaspar
Tel: +244 – 9233 00575
E-mail: argaspar11@hotmail.com

L.         Lunch

Arrangements have been made for participants to buy their lunch at the Session venue.

M.        Courier Services

The Secretariat was able to identify the following courier services in Angola:

  1. DHL World Express
  2. Transglobal Express   E-mail: sales@transglobalexpress.co.uk

N.        Mobile-phone Sim Card Providers

The Secretariat identified the following Sim Card providers:

  i)        Unitel SA      
  ii)       Movicel Telecomunicações, S.A.
                       

O.        Electricity

The voltage in Angola is 220V  –  240V  AC, accessible with two pins normal plug. Primary Socket Type: Europlug, Schuko.

P. Circulation/Distribution of Documents/Materials

Kindly note that no document will be circulated without the written authorization of the Secretary to the Commission.

Participants are therefore advised to seek written authorization from the Executive Secretary for the distribution of their documents at the conference area.

Q. Protocol Matters

For protocol and related matters, participants may contact:

  1. Mr. Júlio de Carvalho

Tel: +244 – 9258 96609
E-mail: professorju@hotmail.com

  1. Mr. Reginald Mere

E-mail : reginaldmere@yahoo.co.uk

R. Hotel accommodation / Reservations

The list of some hotels located near the Session venue are indicated here-below (please kindly note that room rates include breakfast):

S/NO NAME DESCRIPTION COST
US$
ADDRESS/CONTACT
1. Hotel Talatona 5*

  • 201 rooms;
  • 12 meeting rooms;
  • Wifi everywhere;
  • Restaurants & Bars;
  • Business centre;
  • Gym, Saloon, Swimming pool;
  • Shops, etc.

2 minutes walk from the Session venue

Normal rate:
Presidential suite: 5,000
Double: 655
Single : 578

Negotiated rate: 300

Ana Pinto
Luanda Talatona CCB4 GU02
Rua Luanda Sul, Angola
Tel.: +244 93401 0310
+244 226 424 300
Fax :+244 226 424 301
E-mail: reservas@hoteltalatona.com
info@hoteltalatona.com

Website : www.hoteltalatona.com

2. Hotel Royal Plaza 3*

  • 39 rooms;
  • Wifi in public areas only
  • Restaurant & Bar;
  • Conference room;
  • Gym, Swimming pool.

1.5 Kilometres from the Session venue

Normal rate:
Single: 230

Negotiated rate:
200

Via A4 – Lote GTO, Talatona
Luanda, Angola

Tel: +244 9324 70992
+244 927 735 683

E-mail: reservas@royalplazatalatona.com

Website: www.royalplazatalatona.com

3. Hotel Sunshine 3*

  • 46 rooms ;
  • Wifi everywhere ;
  • Restaurant ;
  • Conference room (70 ppl);
  • Gym

2 Kilometres from the Session venue

Normal rate:
Double/Single: 250

Negotiated rate:
150

Rua Lar do Patriota s/no, Zona 3,
Talatona-Benfica, Municipio de Belas, Luanda, Angola

Tel.: +244 9276 3535
+244 9227 14279
+244 9241 78557
+244 922 714269
+244 9170 21791
E-mail: Sunshine.hotel.belas@gmail.com
sunshinehotel2012@gmail.com
sunshine3starhotel@gmail.com

Website: www.sunshineangola.com

4. Rosa Valls Hotel 3*

  • 41 rooms;
  • Wifi in public areas only, net cable in the rooms;
  • Restaurant;
  • Conference room (60 ppl);
  • Gym, Swimming pool;

2.5 Kilometres from the Session venue

Normal rate:
Single: 220
Double: 275
Morro-Bento
Avenida Pedro de Castro
Van-dúnen-Loy
Talatona/Samba

Tel: +244 2220 14642 / 3

E-mail: Rosavallshotel@gmail.com

5. Hotel Agatha 3*

  • 135 rooms;
  • Wifi in public areas only;
  • Conference hall;
  • Restaurant;
  • Small gym, Swimming pool.

3 Kilometres from the Session venue

Normal rate:
Double: 185
Single:   125

Negotiated rate:
100

Avenida 21 de Janeiro,
Morro Bento II, Luanda, Angola
Tel. : +244 22237 0302
+244 22237 0382
+244 917 011 245 /
943 757 186

E-mail : Contacto@agathahotel.com
hotelagatha@hotmail.com
Website : www.agathahotel.com

6. Hotel D&D 2*

  • 24 rooms;
  • Restaurant.

3 Kilometres from the Session venue

Normal rate:
Double: 160
Single: 130

Negotiated rate: 100

Benfica

+244 222 311 554

E-mail : dedhotel@gmail.com

7. Hotel Pôr do Sol 2*

  • 70 rooms;
  • Wifi in public areas only;
  • Restaurant;
  • Conference hall.

6 Kilometres from the Session venue

Normal rate:
Double: 180
Single: 150

Negotiated rate:
100

Benfica

Director
Tel.: +244 9233 85458
923411150

For bookings, please kindly contact the hotels listed above directly. 

While making their bookings, participants would need to indicate that they are participating at the Commission’s Session in order to benefit from the negotiated rate.

Participants who require further assistance regarding hotel reservations may contact:

Mr. Afonso Vita (Accommodation Committee)
Director National Da Hotelabia
Tel: +(244) 923 918 216
E-mail: Afonsovita@gmail.com

For any queries or additional information, participants may also contact the Secretariat on the following address:

31 Bijilo Annex Layout, Kombo North District, Western Region,
            P. O. Box 673, Banjul, The Gambia
            Tel: (220) 4410505 / 4410506; Fax: (220) 4410504

E-mails: i)      au-banjul@africa-union.org;
                          ii)     africancommission@yahoo.com

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