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Population: 36.68m
GDP: $67.4bn
Debt: 52.5% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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Bad fences, bad neighbours

Disputes over politics, oil and diamonds are dividing the two neighbouring governments

Relations between Luanda and Kinshasa could deteriorate sharply after a series of disputes. Angolan border police expelled about 15,000 Congolese in April and May after rounding th...

Media makeover

Luanda’s secretive government has set up a task force to overhaul its communications strategy before next year’s parliamentary elections. The grandly titled Grupo de Revitalização ...

Cabinda man arrested

The latest twist in the long dispute between Angola and Congo-Kinshasa came with the arrest in Kinshasa of Cabindan human rights activist Agostinho Chicaia in late June. Tension ha...

Why the Arab Spring worries Luanda

After 32 years in power, President Dos Santos presides over a fast growing economy which leaves most of his compatriots in dire poverty

The buzz word is ‘opacity’. Elections are due by the end of 2012 but no one is certain who is standing. Angola has one of the strongest economies in Africa but the beneficiaries of...

Fixing finances

A peaceful end to Luanda’s diplomatic dispute with the United States is in sight. US banks had closed Luanda’s bank accounts and Angola retaliated by detaining a ship from the USA ...

School meals and bullets

The Angolan government detained the United States-flagged Maersk Constellation container ship at the port of Lobito between 28 February and 17 March. This was in retaliation for th...

Defying the democracy wave

The ruling party dismisses attempts by oppositionists to follow their North African counterparts

The opposition’s attempts to bring the spirit of North Africa’s democracy wave failed to bring the masses on to the streets of Luanda but still worried a government surrounded by s...

Oil state on the record

On 24 February in Luanda, Manuel Vicente, head of the highly secretive state-owned oil company Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola and a possible successor to Presiden...

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