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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 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...


One-party stasis

At its first meeting the new Central Committee elected João Lourenço as vice-president...

A growing consensus however among senior party leaders now holds that Dos Santos will not stand as the party candidate next year leaving João Lourenço to take that spot with a family member probably Zenu or Isábel as vice presidential candidate...


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...


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