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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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Alarm grows over vote-rigging plans

Falling living standards mass unemployment and hunger mean the ruling Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA) and its leader President João Lourenço face the first realistic chance since independence of losing an election...

They fear that would drive President João Lourenço even further into Russian arms...

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Pandemic hit to growth and trade fuels instability

Voter verdictIn August voters in Angola and Kenya both countries hit by rising debt service burdens and slowing growth will cast their verdict on the performance of the João Lourenço and Uhuru Kenyatta governments (AC Vol 63 No 1 The opposition sees a new chance)...

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The opposition sees a new chance

The coalition is challenging the President and MPLA leader João Lourenço amid growing discontent with falling living standards over the last five years as ministers restructure the country's oil and gas dependent economy...


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Hopes for new initiatives on debt and finance at Africa summit hosted by Paris

They include South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa Ghana's Nana Addo Akufo-Addo Côte d'Ivoire's Alassane Ouattara Senegal's Macky Sall Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari Ethiopia's Sahle-Work Zewde Mozambique's Filipe Nyusi and Angola's João Lourenço together with three prime ministers: Spain's Pedro Sanchez Italy's Mario Draghi and Portugal's António Costa (AC Vol 62 No 4 France holds tight in the Sahel & Vol 62 No 9 Death on the front line a coup and then an about turn)...

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The money-sharing puzzle

While public debt is estimated at a heady 134% of GDP the rally on global crude markets could be enough for Africa's second largest oil exporter to go it alone freeing the MPLA to bankroll pre-election giveaways to secure a second term for President João Lourenço in August 2022...


J-Lo suffers party backlash

President João Lourenço promised an end to the corruption that characterised the rule of his predecessor José Eduardo dos Santos to the impunity of the ruling Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola and a new role for an emboldened civil society...


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...


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