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João Manuel Goncalves Lourenço (J-Lo)

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


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UNITA plans protests but drops boycott

Surrounded by hundreds of soldiers João Lourenço was sworn in for a second presidential term at Praça da República in Luanda on 15 September...


Lourenço's bruising victory

The 24 August general elections produced the victory that President João Lourenço expected but not by a margin that the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA) is used to...

Welwitschia ('Tchizé') dos Santos also a target of Angolan justice for alleged corruption claimed that President João Lourenço has snatched the body of her father who died in Spain in July for political purposes...


A tale of two elections

The public face of the MPLA campaign President João Lourenço has refused to engage the opposition directly having declined invitations for public debate...

The shadow campaign machine The parallel electoral machine in the presidency is headed by President João Lourenço's right-hand man the head of the Civil Cabinet Edeltrudes Costa (AC Vol 61 No 3 Mounting protests face police violence)...

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MPLA on uncertain ground

In 2017 when João Lourenço was elected he claimed that creating jobs was going to be a priority of his government and in this poll many are demanding he make good on that promise...


Economic woes challenge election winner

President João Lourenço and the ruling Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA) approached the 24 August general election still favoured to win...

The boost to the kwanza's value from high oil prices along with fiscal reforms introduced by President João Lourenço has led agencies Moody's Fitch and S&P to upgrade their Angola ratings during the past twelve months while Ghana and Namibia for example have seen their ratings cut...


Dos Santos haunts Lourenço's campaign

Dos Santos's chosen successor and former Defence Minister João Lourenço was already pressured by the worsening economic conditions and his failure to break with much of the corruption of the past...


Why UNITA could cause an upset in August

With general elections now set for 24 August President João Lourenço will face an uphill battle to fend off an opposition candidate widely popular among a younger generation seeking an end to the highly centralised rule of the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA)...


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