President João Lourenço

 
Angola bets on largest-ever offshore oil investment
Angola bets on largest-ever offshore oil investment
A column of flame emanates from the bow of the boat, illuminating the jet-black ocean for miles around.
Angola: The fall of the Dos Santos clan
Angola: The fall of the Dos Santos clan
The news hit like a bomb in Luanda: Jose Filomeno dos Santos, the son of former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, was arrested on Monday in Luanda...
Lourenço’s first year: Angola’s transitional politics
Lourenço’s first year: Angola’s transitional politics
João Lourenço’s first year in office has been marked by notable reforms and the consolidation of power. If ordinary Angolans are to benefit...
Angola's ex president steps down as party chief
Angola's ex president steps down as party chief
Angola's former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos on Saturday handed over the reins of the ruling MPLA party to President Joao Lourenco after...
If Mnangagwa gets away with it, then Kabila can too
If Mnangagwa gets away with it, then Kabila can too
We knew, even before the first vote was cast, that Zimbabwe’s election was marred by serious irregularities. These included, but were certainly...
Ethiopia’s 100-day revolution
Ethiopia’s 100-day revolution
Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s new prime minister, has made sweeping changes in his first 100 days in office. In this he is not alone: all new leaders...
Angola: Ex-president's son planned to steal $1.5-billion
Angola: Ex-president's son planned to steal $1.5-billion
The son of Angola's former president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, planned to siphon off $1.5-billion when he ran the oil-rich country's sovereign...
The dictator’s dilemma: How to succeed at succession
The dictator’s dilemma: How to succeed at succession
Have dictators finally had their day? From retirements to coups d’etat, presidential term limits and opposition candidates winning elections,...
Africa waves some leaders goodbye, but is the democratic deficit any narrower?
Africa waves some leaders goodbye, but is the democratic deficit any narrower?
At a time where Africa has seen a few long-standing leaders exit, the issue of change in power is occupying minds of citizens as well as those in...
Is the wind of change blowing across southern Africa?
Is the wind of change blowing across southern Africa?
On Wednesday February 14 2018, South Africans awoke to the news that there had been a dawn raid on the Saxonwold compound – derisorily...
Angola's Lourenco keeps pressure on Dos Santos cronies
Angola's Lourenco keeps pressure on Dos Santos cronies
The first major scalp claimed by Angola's new president Joao Lourenco in his war on corruption and nepotism was that of his predecessor's daughter,...
Son of Angola's ex-president sacked from national investment fund
Son of Angola's ex-president sacked from national investment fund
Angolan President Joao Lourenco removed the son of his predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos from the top job at the oil-rich country's sovereign...

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