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João Manuel Goncalves Lourenço (J-Lo)

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


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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...


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...


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