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João Manuel Goncalves Lourenço (J-Lo)

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


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Dos Santos clan targeted

It took less than two months in office for President João Lourenço to take a direct swipe at Isabel dos Santos Africa's richest woman and the daughter of his predecessor José Eduardo dos Santos...


Dos Santos Inc. sinking

President João Lourenço's government has removed José Filomeno dos Santos (aka Zenu) son of former President José Eduardo dos Santos from direct control of Angola's US$5 billion sovereign wealth fund...


Signals of change

Pledging to take on monopolies that short-change consumers and to open discussions with critical civic activists President João Lourenço used a speech at the opening of parliament on 16 October to signal more of the policy changes he intends to make...


New man takes it slow

Invitations to the VIP area at João Lourenço's inauguration in Luanda on 26 September were hard to come by even for the ruling-party elite such was the anticipation around the event...


A dam for a daughter

The news is likely to increase pressure on incoming President João Lourenço – a longtime Dos Santos loyalist – to act against the Dos Santos family interests in the economy...


Secrets of the Dos Santos media empire

For Semba and its owners the new political order under the probable new President João Lourenço holds major risks; less because of Lourenço's inclinations and more because President Dos Santos will no longer directly control presidential funds (AC Vol 58 No 16 Luanda uneasy as poll approaches)...


Dos Santos Inc. under threat

There is one thing about the general elections of 23 August we can be almost certain of: Defence Minister João Lourenço hand-picked by President José Eduardo dos Santos remains stoutly loyal to his mentor and should win the Presidency comfortably...

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Luanda uneasy as poll approaches

His absence is also causing problems in Angola's highly centralised government and unsettling the ruling Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola as it campaigns for his would-be successor João Lourenço in the 23 August general elections (AC Vol 58 No 13 The ghost of elections past)...


Losing control in Kasaï

It remains to be seen what position the expected new President and current Defence Minister General João Lourenço will take after Angola's elections next month...


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