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Angola

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

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Concrete overcoats

Contractors in Luanda are gossiping about who might benefit from the privatisation of Angola’s state-owned cement company, Encime, as the construction business booms.


Elections at last

The MPLA will retain its dominance in the first elections since the end of the civil war but a new generation of politicians will enter parliament

The 5 September elections will help to determine whether Angola attains its potential as one of Africa’s leading powers. Eight million voters will pick 220 members of parliament as...


Campaign coffers

The election funds of the ruling Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola dwarf those of its rivals. Some say the campaign has been so peaceful partly because the sm...


Muzzling the media

A blot on the generally calm parliamentary election campaign was the six-month ban on Rádio Despertar, the voice of the main opposition party, the União para a Indepe...


Jam-packed

Oil-fired growth is uncomfortable, and benefits only a few

The ports, the roads and the telephone networks are jammed full. Angola's economy is speeding ahead. Some experts think a slowdown is coming, but the price of oil keeps rising, inv...


Radio Silence

A six-month ban on broadcasts by Radio Despertar, the voice of the opposition União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola, was imposed on 8 July by the Ministr...


One party rule

The ruling party looks set to win again at the parliamentary elections which are due to be held in September. Strikingly, nearly one in five Angolans belongs to the governing party, the MPLA. Nevertheless, voters will expect it to explain why the general public has not benefited from the vast wealth that is arriving as Angola takes over from Nigeria as Africa's leading oil producer.

In power since 1992, the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola is at least sure of its ability to deliver peaceful polls. Even the main opposition party (the MPLA...


Friends old and new

Angola's coming general elections are followed far beyond its borders. While the country was enmeshed in civil war, oil companies and their governments were the only outsiders who ...


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