An orphanage located on a military base in Bengo town or elsewhere in Bengo province; whether teachers are soldiers; whether orphans are sent to military service at the age of 18 (1990 to January 2002) [AGO38463.E]

No information on an orphanage located on a military base in Bengo province could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

For information on the age of recruitment and conscription in Angola, please refer to AGO36753.E of 23 March 2001, AGO35731.E 11 of December 2000 and AGO35218.E of 18 August 2000.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

IRB Databases


World News Connection (WNC)

Issue and Region specific information in Resource Centre.

One oral source contacted did not respond within the time constraints of this response.

Internet Sites including:

Amnesty International

Angola Peace Monitor

Centre for Conflict Resolution [Rondebosch, South Africa]

Child Rights Information Network

Country Reports 1990-2000

Human Rights Watch

Relief Web

Save the Children Fund UK

Street Kids International
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Reports found in the

Charter and Treaty-Based Data Bases

United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, Mission of Observers in Angola (UNMOA)