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See Cuanza.


n. pl. kwanza or kwan·zas
See Table at currency.

[After the Kwanza River, the largest river of Angola.]


(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Angola, divided into 100 lwei
[from a Bantu language]


(ˈkwɑn zə)

n., pl. -za, -zas.
the basic monetary unit of Angola.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kwanza - the basic unit of money in Angola
Angolan monetary unit - monetary unit in Angola
lwei - 100 lwei equal 1 kwanza in Angola
2.kwanza - a festival featuring African-American cultureKwanza - a festival featuring African-American culture; celebrated between Christmas and New Year
festival, fete - an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place); "a drama festival"
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A gangster believed to be the leader of the Wakali Kwanza gang was shot dead in a foiled robbery in Kisauni, Mombasa, on Tuesday.
This was primarily as a result of the depreciation of the kwanza (AOA) against the US dollar and the provision of financial support to state-owned companies last year.
The apex bank said that it could fully float its kwanza currency in three months.
The Fund has already raised USD 800,000, anchored by a commitment of up to USD 500,000 from Clearlake Capital Group and the Kwanza Jones and Jose E.
The government of Angola will invest around US$266 million in the power transport system project related to the Lauca hydropower plant, which is being built on the River Kwanza, in the province of Malanje.
New discoveries in the Kwanza basin in Angola by Statoil ASA (Norway) have increased the expectations of the IOCs.
dollars to Angola at the end of this month, two foreign exchange sources said on Thursday, a move that could pile pressure on the oil exporter's ailing kwanza.
Sonangol E&P in 2014 was given the rights to onshore Blocks 2,4,11 & 12 in the onshore part of Kwanza Basin.
Similarly, blocks in the planned new licensing round are located in the Kwanza and Namibe ultra deepwater basins.
The Governor of the Bank of Namibia, Mr Ipumbu Shiimi, this Monday, 22 September signed a Currency Conversion Agreement between the Bank of Namibia and Banco Nacional de Angola paving the way for the use of the Kwanza at the border town of Oshikango in northern Namibia.
The non-oil tax receipts in Angola rose by 34% in 2013, increasing from 467 billion Angolan Kwanza in 2012 to 625 billion Kwanza last year (1 US dollar = 98 Kwanza), says the country's national custom service on Wednesday.
In Q412, Angola-based diamond miner Sociedade Mineira de Catoca (SMC) was awarded the rights to carry out prospecting for diamonds in the province of Kwanza Sul.