Jump to navigation

Angola

João Manuel Goncalves Lourenço (J-Lo)

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


Displaying 1-10 out of 61 results.

Tshisekedi’s moment of truth

Tshisekedi broke off his consultations to visit Luanda for talks with President João Lourenço on 16 November a day before a Confédération Africaine de Football qualifier match in the city between the two countries' teams (Congo-Kinshasa won 1-0)...


Mounting protests face police violence

President João Lourenço faces deepening public anger over the country's economic implosion and accusations that his anti-corruption campaign is replacing one set of dishonest officials with another...

Luanda reshuffles the oligarchs One of the defences mounted by President João Lourenço's allies to the attacks over his chief of staff Edeltrudes Costa is that they are fuelled by the Dos Santos clan using their still-influential network in Angola...


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...

READ FOR FREE

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...


Displaying 1-10 out of 61 results.