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Angola

Population: 28.81 mn.
GDP: $95.33 bn.
Debt: 35 bn.

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Football, contracts and then votes

The President would win an election but won’t hold one, while worrying about the neighbours and the African football cup

At the congress of the governing Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA) in December, President José Eduardo dos Santos once more postponed the general elections until 201...


Luanda's oil lifeline

Economic relations between Luanda and Beijing are getting even closer as Angola struggles with mounting debts while China becomes more dependent on Angolan oil. In mid-August, Fi...


Choose your poison

The shadowy joint venture between Angola's state-owned oil company and the nebulous China International Fund has reached a new stumbling block in its three-year-old pursuit of a ...


Reshuffling Luanda's Beijing connection

As the President rearranges his government and calls for another crackdown on corruption, Beijing’s friends can take nothing for granted

The news that José dos Santos da Silva Ferreira is to head a new super ministry which will oversee Chinese contracts and projects is a strong vote of no-confidence by President Jos...


Throwing out the neighbours

A spree of mutual expulsions disguises long-standing economic disputes

The two big neighbours have been busily expelling each others' nationals and the resulting tension hides their disagreements about oil, diamonds and the hoped-for electric power fr...


Costly payment delays

On 29 September, the International Monetary Fund loaned Angola US$890 million instead of the $2 billion Luanda had asked for. The government says that the country has reached the t...


A twist in the Thales

French defence company Thales has won US$150 million of business in Angola in partnership with Manuel Vicente, Chairman and Chief Executive of state oil company Sonangol, and Migue...


Sonangol goes international

The state-owned oil company is expanding and forming new partnerships, but the new focus is gas development, with tax incentives for exploration

Undaunted by the collapse of the international oil and gas market, Luanda's state-owned oil company Sonangol is setting its international sights ever higher. On the back of Angola'...


Jobs and votes

President Dos Santos is certain of victory, whether the postponed elections are held this year or next

Although Angola’s presidential election is to be postponed until 2010, the dominant Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA) has abandoned its plans for indirect elections,...


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