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

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Lessons from Luanda

Angola has been flexing its military muscles to remind Congo-Brazzaville exactly who is boss. In a security operation beginning on 13 October, Angolan forces seized 40 Congolese so...

The succession question

Who takes over from President Dos Santos and how is a matter of political urgency for the governing party

Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA) delegates meet next year for their national conference, where they will face growing calls to find a way to ease out ...

The Brazil effect

The mass protests in Brazil have rattled Luanda’s political elite as speculation grows about the successor to President Dos Santos

Angola and Brazil share close political and commercial ties so June's mass protests and clashes in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo resonated loudly in Luanda. On paper, Preside...

UNITA’s warning

’Angola is sitting on a powder keg’, says Isaías Samakuva, leader of the main opposition party, the União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola. He was talking in Brussels ...

Debt deal scandal revives

Campaigners press the Swiss authorities to reopen their investigation into lucrative deals over Angola’s old debts to Russia

A group of Angolan anti-corruption campaigners and other civil society activists is trying to get Angola and Switzerland to reopen an investigation into a notorious mid-1990s debt ...

The Abalone list

Elísio de Figueiredo has for some years been Angola’s Ambassador ‘Without Portfolio’ to France and is widely regarded as a key presidential ally and dealmaker.

Vicente and China Sonangol

A case brought against Vice-President Manuel Vicente accuses him of breaking the law through his continuing directorship at China Sonangol

Angola's Vice-President Manuel Domingos Vicente is facing demands for his impeachment, following revelations that he secretly renewed his official position on the board of China So...

Sovereign wonga fund

The glitzy launch of the Sovereign Wealth Fund has bedazzled the international financial world, although many of the details are unclear

Amid much fanfare, Luanda formally launched its US$5 billion Fundo Soberano de Angola on 17 October. The Fsdea was formed from the Fundo Petrolifero set up by the government early ...

Luanda buys Mayfair trophy

Despite the ruling party’s election win, criticism is growing of its opaque financial management, including property investments in London

Angola has spent £220 million (US$356 mn.) from funds ostensibly intended for long-term investment in the national infrastructure on a ‘trophy’ property in Mayfair, London. Plaza G...

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