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Angola

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

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Opposition picks its champions

Isaías Samakuva looks certain to be re-elected head of UNITA while the other parties prepare for the polls

The leadership contest for the União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola is widely seen as an empty affair since the ambitious Abel Chivukuvuku decided not to stand. Chiv...


MPLA curbs the media

The ruling party appears anxious to restrict free speech and ensure positive coverage in the lead up to the elections

The Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola may take its time over deciding who it wants as the next president and when elections will take place but it is taking no chances on e...


Banks strike oil

On 29 November, Angola enacted a law forcing foreign oil companies to use the local banking system for their financial transactions, rather than hold their accounts offshore.


Dos Santos calls elections

Now the longest-serving President in Africa, Dos Santos tries to face down a wave of young protestors

Both politicians and electors are distinctly sceptical about President José Eduardo dos Santos’s announcement that the next elections will take place in the third quarter of 2012. ...


Vicente to succeed Dos Santos?

Luanda’s rumour mill has gone into overdrive after the ruling Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola and the privately-owned Novo Jornal suggested that President José Eduardo do...


Bad fences, bad neighbours

Disputes over politics, oil and diamonds are dividing the two neighbouring governments

Relations between Luanda and Kinshasa could deteriorate sharply after a series of disputes. Angolan border police expelled about 15,000 Congolese in April and May after rounding th...


Media makeover

Luanda’s secretive government has set up a task force to overhaul its communications strategy before next year’s parliamentary elections. The grandly titled Grupo de Revitalização ...


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