ARTICLES RELATING TO JOAO LOURENCO

Angola drought: Millions struggle for food

2019-05-08 13:59

Unicef says recent rainfall in Angola has been erratic and worsening an already-severe drought. Watch this report

Angolan president talks to some of state's toughest critics

2018-12-05 13:23

Angolan President Joao Lourenco has met longtime critics of the government, generating some goodwill from activists who struggled to have their voices heard during the long rule of former leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Angola president fights 'wasp nest' of corruption in country

2018-11-23 13:31

Angolan President Joao Lourenco has compared the fight against corruption in his country to "touching a wasps nest", a day after his predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos refuted allegations he emptied the state's finances.

Angola ex-president's son remanded on corruption charge

2018-09-25 10:04

The son of Angola's ex-president Jose Eduardo dos Santos has been remanded in custody in a $1.5-billion corruption case, a state prosecutor said Monday.

Lourenco takes reins as Angola's ex-president quits as party chief

2018-09-10 15:26

Angolan President Joao Lourenco has been voted in as leader of the ruling MPLA party, as former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos stepped down after dominating the country's politics for nearly four decades.

Dos Santos to stand down as head of Angola ruling party

2018-04-27 23:00

Joao Lourenco, who succeeded dos Santos as president last year, will also replace him as party leader in September, the MPLA has said in a statement.

Angola rivalry as veteran Dos Santos casts long shadow

2018-03-30 09:45

Tensions between Angola's president and his long-serving predecessor have erupted into the open as an anti-corruption drive targets the former ruler's family.

Angola's Lourenco keeps pressure on Dos Santos cronies

2018-01-14 15:59

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, who was sacked as head of the state oil company.

Angola's new president picks apart the dos Santos empire

2017-11-27 08:45

The start of the clean-up operation did not take long. Within three months of taking control of Angola, President Joao Lourenco sacked his predecessor's daughter as head of the state-run oil company and set about dismantling the empire built by Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Angola's new leader shakes up old order, visits SA

2017-11-23 05:41

Angola's new leader is making surprising moves to shake himself free of the legacy of one of Africa's longest-serving presidents, and is seeking closer relations with South Africa

 

Angolan activist talks human rights with country's president

2018-12-06 12:05

An Angolan human rights activist says the country's president plans to investigate a case of alleged torture by police officials.

Angola president holds unprecedented talks with civic groups

2018-12-05 08:00

Angolan President Joao Lourenco, elected last year as the country's first new leader in nearly four decades, has met civic groups in unprecedented talks as part of his reforms.

Angola president vows investment drive, graft fight

2018-10-16 15:02

President Joao Lourenco has pledged to kickstart the ailing Angolan economy with a push to attract foreign investment to end its "excessive" dependence on oil revenue and return to growth.

Portuguese PM arrives in ex-colony Angola to mend fences

2018-09-18 14:33

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa touched down in Angola on Monday kicking off a two-day trip designed to improve ties between Luanda and its former colonial master.

Angola: Dos Santos's era of absolute power ends

2018-09-07 13:19

Ex-president Jose Eduardo dos Santos will bow out from Angolan politics which he dominated for nearly four decades when he hands leadership of the ruling party to President Joao Lourenco on Saturday.

Angola teachers on strike, posing test for president

2018-04-10 16:01

Angolan teachers have begun began a planned three-week strike for higher pay, in President Joao Lourenco's first major labour challenge since he came to power in September.

Angola's ex-leader Eduardo dos Santos to quit as ruling party boss

2018-03-17 10:12

Former Angolan leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos says he will quit as head of the governing party by 2019 after the ruling MPLA denied tensions with his successor, President Joao Lourenco.

Angolan leader denies tensions with predecessor despite clean-up campaign

2018-01-08 21:34

Angolan President Joao Lourenco has denied "any tension" with his long-serving predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos, many of whose relatives and friends he has sacked from public office in a fight against corruption in the oil-rich southern African nation.

President Zuma lauds Mugabe's fight against apartheid

2017-11-24 20:05

President Jacob Zuma has lauded former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's contribution to the fight for freedom.

Daughter of Angola's ex-president sacked as state oil chief

2017-11-15 16:37

Angolan President Joao Lourenco on Wednesday fired his predecessor's daughter from her influential post as head of the Sonangol state oil company, the presidency said in a statement.

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