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Population: 37.89m
GDP: $92.12bn
Debt: 70.3% of GDP (2024)

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Economic woes challenge election winner

Despite the boost from higher oil prices, the ruling party has presided over a hefty fall in living standards and broken promises on job creation

President João Lourenço and the ruling Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA) approached the 24 August general election still favoured to win....

Dos Santos haunts Lourenço's campaign

The death of the former President has triggered a wave of nostalgia and dissatisfaction that threatens the electoral prospects of his successor

The legal and reputational battle after the news on 8 July that President José Eduardo dos Santos had died in Barcelona following a stroke is damaging the ruling Movimento P...

Why UNITA could cause an upset in August

The party's new leader Adalberto Costa Júnior has overhauled the opposition and is capitalising on discontent with the ruling MPLA

With general elections now set for 24 August, President João Lourenço will face an uphill battle to fend off an opposition candidate widely popular among a younger ge...

Alarm grows over vote-rigging plans

Never has the ruling party faced as powerful an opposition as in the election due in August. But officials hope an oil bonanza will boost the party war chest

Falling living standards, mass unemployment and hunger mean the ruling Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA) and its leader, President João Louren&c...


The opposition sees a new chance

For the first time, the ruling MPLA will fight elections against an opposition coalition led by three credible contenders

Bringing together the biggest opposition parties, a new coalition will contest national elections in August on a combined ticket presenting the most serious threat to the 47-year r...

J-Lo suffers party backlash

The credibility of President's break with the country's kleptocratic and undemocratic recent past is fading fast

President João Lourenço promised an end to the corruption that characterised the rule of his predecessor, José Eduardo dos Santos, to the impunity of the ruling Movimento Popular ...

Mounting protests face police violence

Young activists are demonstrating against rocketing prices, worsening unemployment  and double-standards on corruption

President João Lourenço faces deepening public anger over the country's economic implosion and accusations that his anti-corruption campaign is replacing one set of dishonest offic...

Lourenço faces the crunch

The campaign to recover loot is popular, and the IMF is supportive, but the numbers are terrible

The pursuit by investigative journalists and Luanda's prosecutors of Isabel dos Santos offers a temporary distraction from the country's economic meltdown. Enthusiasm to see Isabel...

The fight over the missing billions goes global

The Lourenço government expands its search for stolen assets, launching an international campaign against the Dos Santos clan

In what is set to be a gargantuan legal battle stretching over many years, the government of President João Lourenço is stepping up action to recover several billion dollars in ass...

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