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João Manuel Goncalves Lourenço (J-Lo)

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


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Glitches in the growth

Even with oil-producer Angola predicted to recover from a disappointing negative-growth 2018 during President João Lourenço's second full year in power its projected 2...

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Goodbye to all that

João Lourenço will consolidate his power in 2019 cashing in on his popularity and position as President of both the country and the ruling Movimento Popular de Libertacão de Angola (MPLA) to weed out the last tendrils of the network of influence of his predecessor José Eduardo dos Santos...


The Twelve Fixes of Christmas

   Yet Kabila may also choose to consider the experience of his long-ruling neighbour José Eduardo dos Santos who carefully picked Joao Lourenço to succeed him after extensive and meticulous deliberation only to find his legacy and network torn to shreds within months...

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Struggling to keep pace

Angola under President João Lourenço grapples with increasing debts and non-existent growth despite prior hopes it would expand at around 2% this year and projections that it should accelerate considerably in 2019...


Kabila names his dauphin

In recent weeks Kabila sent top security officials to meet President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and he visited Luanda himself to meet President João Lourenço in efforts to win their support (see Feature Backers and attackers)...


Backers and attackers

President João Lourenço has shown increasing signs of frustration with Kabila since the 2016 security crisis in Congo's Kasaï region...


The rocks she hasn't got

For Isabel dos Santos life in the year since President João Lourenço took over from her father has been difficult...


Discontent takes wing

President João Lourenço excited Angolans with a high-profile anti-corruption campaign that targeted the extended family of former President José Eduardo dos Santos but now cracks are appearing in the squeaky-clean facade as impatience spreads through the streets of Luanda...


A toxic brew

Many believed the case all but dead but Xavier came back with a vengeance last year possibly after obtaining a sympathetic hearing from the new Angolan President João Lourenço...


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