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João Manuel Goncalves Lourenço (J-Lo)

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


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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...


Bank scandals hit MPLA hard

João Lourenço the ruling Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola's candidate to succeed President José Eduardo dos Santos was claiming under banner headlines in the heavily government-influenced mass media that the fight against corruption would be a top priority (AC Vol 57 No 25...


Dos Santos picks his man

Amid all the talk of the quiet Defence Minister João Lourenço taking over as head of the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola it is often forgotten that President José Eduardo dos Santos remains state President and MPLA leader until after next year's elections...

MPLA-watchers with long memories recalled an incident in 2001 involving ironically João Lourenço...


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