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

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Luanda looks to Norway

Angola's go-slow on the development of its massive offshore oil fields is sending ripples through the world's biggest oil companies, worried about lower investment returns and prof...

Open skies

Everything looked rosy in July, when Britain's Minister of State Peter Hain, in Angola, signed a memorandum on air services with Transportation Minister Luis Brando. Foreign Minist...

Going straight - again

Yet another economic reform programme is riding on the oil boom

Is President José Eduardo dos Santos' government, slopping around in oil revenues, serious about economic reform at last? Luanda officials claim it is, pointing to Dos Santo...

Social oil

Government officials unofficially promise to spend at least US$16 million of new oil money on social projects. This may be a first tangible sign of the state oil company Sonangol's...

War against peace

The peace movement is gaining support but not from the politicians

A congress for peace held at Luanda's Catholic University on 18-21 July might sound like a bland affair. Yet by bringing together over 20 churches with politicians and non-governme...

Gems and guns

Paris-based arms trader Arkady Gaydamek has bought 15 per cent of Lev Leviev's Africa-Israel company as part of arrangements to settle some of Angola's military debt. The holding w...

Cleaning diamonds

New controls are meant to enrich the government and impoverish its enemies

Angola has transformed the market for its diamonds, cancelling or suspending all existing marketing contracts for the stones. The government claims that this radical shake-up, made...

Phone operators

Launched in Lisbon, the Commission for Peace, Justice and Reconciliation in Angola is the latest diplomatic device of the União Nacional para a Independência Total de ...

Not yet endgame

Western support for the MPLA and its war against UNITA is running at an all-time high

The government's military victories have perked up President José Eduardo dos Santos. In fine form for a millennium address to diplomats on 17 January, he wooed investors an...

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