Angola

Angola

Population: 21.7 mn.
GDP: 125.6 bn.
Debt: 21.1 bn.
Overview:

President José Eduardo dos Santos is under pressure to name a successor. Vice-President Manuel Vicente seems best placed but 2014 will test his mettle and show whether he can build a solid support base.   

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  • Vol 55 No 14
  •  11th July 2014

Toxic loan fears grow

The reported bail-out of a major bank risks destabilising the financial sector and affecting the country’s sovereign rating

  • Vol 55 No 12
  •  13th June 2014

Alarm as oil production falls

Falling output is affecting the economy but it’s unlikely to change the habits of the elite

  • Vol 55 No 11
  •  30th May 2014

Kinshasa challenges Luanda

In a row that could affect the oil industry, Congo-Kinshasa is again raising the temperature over maritime rights which Angola disputes

  • Vol 55 No 9
  •  1st May 2014

Dos Santos turns the page

The lavish reception for President José Eduardo dos Santos at the Elysée Palace on 29 April promoted France's growing investments in Africa's third biggest economy and drew a thick line under the long-running Angolagate arms deal saga that h...

  • Vol 55 No 6
  •  21st March 2014

Statoil on the spot

Norway’s biggest parastatal comes under scrutiny over business partners whose reputation for probity is far from the Scandinavian image

  • Vol 55 No 1
  •  10th January 2014

The MPLA sticks to its course

Secretive and fearful of change, the ruling circle sees no reason to rock the boat with reforms. New major projects are likely to suffer delay

  • Vol 54 No 24
  •  22nd November 2013

Luanda cows Lisbon

Portugal appears to have succumbed to Angolan pressure to drop more investigations of top officials in Luanda. Last week, the Portuguese Central Investigation and Criminal Prosecution Department, the Departamento Central de Investigação e Ac...

  • Vol 54 No 23
  •  15th November 2013

Luanda shouts back at Lisbon

A government newspaper calls Portugal corrupt and ignorant after it starts an investigation into allies of Dos Santos for financial crimes

  • Vol 54 No 23
  •  15th November 2013

MPLA insider faces charges in Brazil

Another key bilateral relationship of Angola’s could also come under stress after Interpol issued a Red Notice on the owner of Angolan soccer club Kabuscorp FC, General Bento dos Santos ‘Kangamba’. Through his job as Secretary for Suburb...

  • Vol 54 No 22
  •  1st November 2013

Lessons from Luanda

Angola has been flexing its military muscles to remind Congo-Brazzaville exactly who is boss. In a security operation beginning on 13 October, Angolan forces seized 40 Congolese soldiers in the Kimongo area of Niari Prefecture, bordering Cabinda, where re...

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