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Angola

João Manuel Goncalves Lourenço (J-Lo)

Date of Birth: 5 March 1954
Place of Birth: Lobito


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Debt crisis deepens

Even without the coronavirus pandemic it was always doubtful that 2020 would be the year Angola would return to growth as President João Lourenço had promised...


Clash of the kings

Pham cited the contrasting example of Angola backing President João Lourenço's pursuit of the Dos Santos family which led to the freezing in December last year of assets in Angola owned by Isabel dos Santos and her husband Sindika Dokolo...


Lourenço faces the crunch

This year looks decisive for President João Lourenço after his finance team agreed a three-year reform programme with the international monetary fund and credits worth $3...


The fight over the missing billions goes global

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 assets that it says were fraudulently transferred out of Angola by the family of former President José Eduardo dos Santos and his political allies...


The sins of the father

The trial is viewed as part of President João Lourenço's purge from positions of influence of relatives and allies of his predecessor...

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SWAPO stumbles

One deal involved a quota donated by Namibia to Angola via front company Namgomar – supposedly a government-to-government joint venture – headed by Shanghala and João de Barros the son of the former Angolan fishing minister Victória de Barros Neto; she was sacked by President João Lourenço in January although it is not known if this was related to the scam...


Lourenço woos New York elite

With sweeping promises of a multi-billion-dollar privatisation programme including the state oil company Sonangol President João Lourenço attracted top diplomats and business people to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York on 23 September...


Missing you already

Six heads of state attended including Rwandan President Paul Kagame Angolan President João Lourenço and Congo-Brazzaville President Denis Sassou Nguesso which was five more than attended the inauguration of Tshisekedi's son Félix Tshisekedi as President in January...


Enemies without, and within

Congolese securocrats say the move is blessed by Congo-K's president Félix Tshisekedi who discussed the neutralisation of armed groups in Congo-K at meetings in Kinshasa with presidents Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Angola's João Lourenço on 31 May...


Sonangol's head rolls

Saturnino replaced the billionaire Isabel dos Santos as CEO of the state oil company in late 2017 only two months after President João Lourenço took office in what was then seen as one of his boldest moves against the business and patronage network built during the 37-year reign of his predecessor José Eduardo dos Santos (AC Vol 58 No 24 Dos Santos clan targeted)...


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