One of the promises former Angolan president Jose dos Santos made upon nominating Joao Lourenco as his successor was that he would retire from “active political... Read More
Like many developing countries, Angola has a complicated relationship with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). One of the stipulations for IMF involvement is... Read More
While the Angolan Civil War ostensibly began as another proxy war between the Soviet/Cuban-supported MPLA and the U.S.-backed UNITA, it soon devolved into a war over... Read More
Lourenco has begun puring is cabinet of Dos Santos loyalists. Will this help end the corruption plaguing the Angolan oil sector?
Despite the fact that “freedom of the press” is loosely protected in the Angolan Constitution, the former president, Jose dos Santos, nullified these rights... Read More
The incumbent president of Angola, Joao Lourenco, is no stranger to politics. Born in Portuguese Angola in 1954, he joined the anti-colonial struggle for independence... Read More
Perhaps no country better exemplifies the resource curse than Angola: although the country has vast natural wealth in the form of diamonds and oil, it remains one of... Read More