Angola to Host ‘New Space in Africa 2024’ Conference.


According to a Monday report from Mário Oliveira, the Minister of Telecommunications, Information Technologies, and Social Communication, in Luanda, the African Union (AU) initiative ‘New Space in Africa 2024’ and ‘Space in Africa’ will be held in the capital of Angola from April 2 to April 5.

The official was briefing the media during a working visit to the nation by representatives of Space in Africa, Temidamo Oniosun, and the African Union for the Space Area, Ouattara Tidiane, to learn more about the event’s preparations. 

Under the theme “The role of space in reducing poverty in Africa,” the event will be held.

The minister stated that the summit’s goal is to collaborate with the African Union to have this sector contribute to the AU program and the Sustainable Development Goals.

He claimed that by doing this, Africa would be able to accomplish its goals for advancement and that young people would be able to use space technology to contribute to the economy and advance research, which would benefit the continent’s entire population.

In order to showcase the Angolan space program and its accomplishments to the world, he stated that during the visit they would exchange experiences with professionals in the space and satellite industries.

He emphasized that they are working with the African Union to establish all the necessary frameworks so that this meeting may be held successfully.

Ouattara Tidiane responded by saying that Angola would be able to showcase its young, technologically adept population as well as its space professionals at the event. His level of satisfaction with Angola’s conference preparations was high.

Temidamo Oniosun, the director of Space in Africa, clarified that the space industry event has been bringing in $20 million. According to him, this organization’s goal is to research the potential applications of these resources to lessen poverty in Africa.

He stated that approximately five hundred delegates from various countries on the continent, such as the United States, China, Japan, and the European Union Commission, are anticipated.

Leaders in the African space and satellite industries are together at this high-level event.


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