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Angola’s long legacy of centralised control 

Angola’s long legacy of centralised control 

  The ruling MPLA’s culture of dominance ensures control Joăo Lourenço largely proved critics wrong after coming to power as Angola’s second post-civil war leader in 2017. As José Eduardo dos Santos’ preferred...

A ‘country of the future’

A ‘country of the future’

Angola: local elections The MPLA government has promised decentralisation many times, but is afraid of losing power by Louise Redvers In April 2015 the Angolan capital Luanda hosted the inaugural “President José...

Kenya: accelerating investment growth

Kenya: accelerating investment growth

Kenya is on track to almost triple its foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in 2016 as compared to 2014 on the strength of renewed investor confidence, the Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest) says. FDI inflows...

Angola: ‘negative FDI’

Angola: ‘negative FDI’

Angola is sub-Saharan Africa’s third largest economy and one of the continent’s leading producers of crude oil. Since the end of its three-decade civil war in 2002, governmental trade missions and private investors...

A flawed legacy

A flawed legacy

The outgoing Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos has managed to dilute his own legacy, undermining his own achievements and those of his country At the end of September 1979, the Angolan ruling party presented...