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Angola

João Manuel Goncalves Lourenço (J-Lo)

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


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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...


Who blinks first?

He was quickly dressed down by MPLA Secretary General João Lourenço...


War against peace

The MPLA's powerful Secretary General João Lourenço severely criticised what he called the 'false prophets' of peace...

His resolve seems to have stiffened perhaps because of the Pinochet factor (the risk of facing trial in retirement) perhaps by signs that rivals notably João Lourenço were trying to groom themselves to take over...


Decision time

MPLA General Secretary João Lourenço now being tipped for the succession will come under greater scrutiny...


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