Angola has new weekly financial newspaper

28 April 2015

The first issue of weekly financial newspaper Mercado, the debut of publisher Media Rumo in Angola, hits the newsstands on Tuesday, 28 April, the Angolan press reported.

The Angolan newspaper, whose newsroom has around 10 journalists led by Aylton Melo, will be on sale in the country’s main cities for a cover price of 500 kwanzas, and is distributed in companies and other institutions.

The Mercado team of reporters wants to focus on news to support the dissemination of Angolan companies, financial markets, and the emerging industry that is a strategy to reduce imports.

In addition, Mercado is intended to change the way readers see Angola in the world: newspaper and opinion articles want, based on world news, to make Angola the focus and to look at the world from an African point of view.

Mercado is the first publication of Media Rumo, the publishing arm of a private group of Angolan investors led by Domingos Vunge, formerly of Score Media and one of the businessmen who founded Angolan newspaper Expansão, with which, however, he no longer has links.

The weekly, which will compete with three other similar newspapers published in Angola, will be in tabloid format, with 48 pages and will be sold on newsstands and by subscription in Angola, Portugal and remaining Portuguese-speaking countries. (macauhub/AO)