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

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Cutting rivalries

The coming battle between two gemstone plutocrats in London’s High Court could embarrass Angola’s secretive diamond marketing organisation, Angola Selling Corporation (Ascorp). Uzb...

Beijing bets on Dos Santos

China’s backing of the MPLA ensured leverage and oil supplies – even if activists rail against the influx of unskilled Chinese labour

China may advocate a policy of non-interference, but that did not stop it taking a pretty prominent place in Angola’s 31 August elections, from the campaign trail and the debates t...

Fuqing crime and punishment

Several recent court cases – some stretching across two continents – highlight the corruption and criminality that accompany the rapid influx of Chinese investment and workers into...

Home, sweet Chinese home

A Chinese-built, multibillion-dollar housing project near the capital will test Beijing-Luanda relations

The government is under pressure to speed up construction projects to meet its promise to build a million houses in four years, ahead of September’s elections. The Nova Centralidad...

Capitalists and communists

The Beijing government and China International Fund may be separate entities but the multiple links between the two become clearer with each new project. Two of the CIF’s general m...

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. ...

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