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Angola

João Manuel Goncalves Lourenço (J-Lo)

Date of Birth: 05/03/1954
Place of Birth: Lobito


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The MPLA sticks to its course

Within the MPLA the names to look out for joining the Vicente team include António Pitra Neto João Lourenço and António Paulo Kassoma...


The succession question

That was the experience of former MPLA Secretary General João Lourenço now Vice-President of the National Assembly and former MPLA Vice-President António Pitra Neto now Minister of Labour and a businessman...

Names floated include Pitra Neto João Lourenço Kassoma or Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos ‘Nando' the former Vice-President and current President of the National Assembly who has a footprint in the army police and intelligence services...


Political hurdles ahead

Angola’s state media reported that at the ANC’s conference in Polokwane Zuma met João Lourenço and Paulo Jorge of the MPLA and Ambassador Miguel Neto...


Succession sagas

There is a danger in peaking too early and they will be guided by the experience of former party Secretary General João Lourenço who stuck his head above the parapet too soon and was taken out...


Vanishing votes

The last pretender former MPLA Secretary General João Lourenço was swiftly sidelined by Dos Santos...


Holding the cash

MPLA Secretary General João Lourenço once the natural successor may have overplayed his hand...


Win the war, lose the peace

Party Secretary General João Lourenço remains politically powerful but plays a longer game than some of his rivals...


Pax Luanda

President José Eduardo dos Santos says he will quit before the next election but his favoured successor MPLA Secretary General João Lourenço will face more competition for the top job if the peace holds...


Death, not peace

Senior government members from Foreign Minister João Miranda to the Secretary General of the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola João Lourenço to Dos Santos himself have consistently repeated the message to the armed UNITA rebels: lay down your arms come to Luanda and enter politics ­ and there will be no retribution...


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