Joao Lourenco - updates

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Son of Angola's ex-president sacked from national investment fund

Jan 11, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Jose Filomeno dos Santos, who was implicated in the 'Panama Papers' offshore scandal, will be replaced by former finance minister Carlos Alberto Lopes


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

Nov 16, 2017 - 7:55 AM

The sacking marks a watershed moment in Joao Lourenco's young presidency as he seeks to assert his authority and clear out the legacy of his controversial predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos

SACKED. This file photo taken on May 3, 2014 shows Isabel dos Santos attending an art exhibition in Porto, northern Portugal. Fernando Veludo/Publico/AFP

Angola swears in Lourenco, first new president for 38 years

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:37 AM

Jose Eduardo dos Santos's 38-year reign over Angola finally comes to an end when his hand-picked successor Joao Lourenco is inaugurated as president

FIRST COUPLE. Sworn in Angolan President Joao Lourenco (L) and his wife Ana Dias de Lourenco wave to the crowd at the end of his swearing in ceremony as the new Angolan President on September 26, 2017 in Luanda. Ampe Rogerio/AFP

Angola swears in Lourenco, first new president for 38 years

Sep 26, 2017 - 8:03 PM

Joao Lourenco vows to attract more foreign investment and said he wants to be recognized as a leader who brought an 'economic miracle' to the southern African country

PRESIDENT. Joao Lourenco shows his inked finger after voting in Luanda, on August 23, 2017 during the general elections. Photo by Ampe Rogerio/AFP