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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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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...


Leaders who retire, leaders who don't

Candidates in contention will include the frontrunner and Dos Santos' choice MPLA Secretary General João Lourenço; tough Interior Minister Fernando Piedade dos Santos 'Nando'; and Western-friendly reformist former MPLA Secretary General Lopo do Nascimento...


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