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Angola

Population: 29.78 mn.
GDP: $124.21 bn.
Debt: $37.2 bn.

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Sonangol's head rolls

The state oil company’s chair took the blame for chronic fuel shortages but there are deeper currents at work

The sacking of Sonangol chair Carlos Saturnino Guerra Sousa e Oliveira on 8 May is a deeply political affair, according to sources in Luanda. Saturnino replaced the billionaire Isa...


Goodbye to all that

President Lourenço’s long honeymoon will come to an end as public focus shifts to the economy

João Lourenço will consolidate his power in 2019, cashing in on his popularity and position as President of both the country and the ruling Movimento Popular de Liber...


Discontent takes wing

High opinions of the President are crashing to Earth amid accusations of favouritism, ineptitude and luxurious living at public expense

President João Lourenço excited Angolans with a high-profile anti-corruption campaign that targeted the extended family of former President José Eduardo dos Santos, but now crack...


Obrigado e tchau, Dos Santos

The old ruling clan faces ignominy but new President Lourenço's team has little time to establish credibility and change policy course

As his family's business interests shrink and his political supporters decamp, José Eduardo dos Santos is set to lose the last redoubt of the empire he built over 38 years – the pr...

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Dos Santos clan targeted

The President is dismantling the power of the former first family but there is a thirst for the clean-up to go further

It took less than two months in office for President João Lourenço to take a direct swipe at Isabel dos Santos, Africa's richest woman and the daughter of his predecessor, José Ed...


Signals of change

President Lourenço talks to parliament about pro-growth reforms, some of which will chip away at the Dos Santos business empire

Pledging to take on monopolies that short-change consumers and to open discussions with critical civic activists, President João Lourenço used a speech at the opening of parliament...


New man takes it slow

Lourenço's first appointments leave a country hungry for change doubting that any reform is imminent

Invitations to the VIP area at João Lourenço's inauguration in Luanda on 26 September were hard to come by, even for the ruling-party elite, such was the anticipation around the ev...


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