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Population: 22.14 mn.
GDP: 131.40 bn.
Debt: 24 bn.

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One-party stasis

Dos Santos increases his grip on the MPLA as a few new faces are admitted to the inner sanctum of power and wealth 

The only surprise from the seventh ordinary Congress of the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA), which ended on 20 August, was the complete absence of surprise. Althou...

Dos Santos takes stock, shares

As the President plans his succession, he takes a stronger hold of the economy while promoting his daughter to giddy heights

The centre of Angolan politics shifted to Spain this month as President José Eduardo dos Santos arrived for his twice-a-year retreat on 2 July. It is in Barcelona that he takes st...

Luanda rewards its own

Many of the contracts from the latest onshore bidding round have gone to secretive companies linked to top party and presidency officials

The ten oil exploration blocks which were tendered in Angola's first-ever onshore bidding round were never, in today's weak price environment, going to attract major interest, espe...

Isábel's auntie

International broadcasting companies fret about how to cover Africa as they lose audiences to nimbler, African-owned stations. The alacrity with which top executives from CNN flew ...

Hunger strike stirs dissent

As the oil price crash weakens the economy, protests against corruption and repression are gathering strength

President José Eduardo dos Santos's government has remained unmoved as the popular rapper and civil rights activist Luaty da Silva Beirão's health deteriorates sharply after almos...


Luanda seeks Eurobond lifeline

Plans to raise up to $1.5 billion from a bond issue are being revived in the hope of making up the drastic shortfall in government revenue

The government's top finance officials are set to launch an international roadshow to promote its long-delayed and much-anticipated first Eurobond issue, at US$1.5 billion, Africa ...

Fifteen on file

What lies behind last month’s arrest of 15 young Angolans charged with plotting regime change and threatening public order?

Oil fuels Luanda panic

The crash in the price of crude oil may not have worked through the economy yet but it has already trashed all spending plans

'Angola has seen nothing yet,' is a common comment in Luanda business circles about the impact of the oil price crash on the country. The government is seeking to plug financial ga...

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