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What on earth is Djibouti doing?

In its quest for development, Djibouti has enlisted China’s help

Djibouti is destroying itself in its quest for development In its quest for development, Djibouti has enlisted China’s help. The African country sees itself as the tail wagging the dog, but nothing could be further from the truth. China has its eyes set on Africa as a means to enrich…

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Exclusive: One Planet Summit showcases Africa’s role against climate change (from Maria Macharia)

One Planet Summit (OPS) is held following the realization that resources and solutions for renewable energy already exist in Africa but there is a need to speed their financing and mainstream their development

From Maria Macharia While Africa is responsible for merely 4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, 65 percent of the continent’s estimated population of 1,3 billion people is considered to be directly impacted by climate change. It is against the backdrop of this irony that global leaders, entrepreneurs, international organizations, and…

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Hidden debt scandal could alienate Angola from investor community (by Pedro Agosto)

Angola’s is struggling to control its foreign and domestic debt, which is estimated at nearly $80 billion

By Pedro Agosto As Mozambique cracks the whip on officials and cronies allegedly involved in the multibillion-dollar debt scandal, string indications of deals between Angola and global companies involved in the scandal is increasingly bringing to question the credibility of President Joao Lourenco’s already-debatable drive against corruption and presents Angola as…

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Angola’s ruling party imploding as Lourenco wields axe (by Pedro Agosto)

The prospects of the country’s ruling party look doomed as President Joao Lourenco tightens his grip on the Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA)

by Pedro Agosto Coinciding with a promise of an economic miracle in Angola turning into a nightmare, the prospects of the country’s ruling party look doomed as President Joao Lourenco tightens his grip on the Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) with a string of dismissals and probes of comrades critical of his autocratic…

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Angola Aircraft Acquisitions Fly in the Face of Mounting Burdens (by Pedro Agosto)

Lourenco recently approved the plan by national airline, TAAG to negotiate the supply of new aircraft with Boeing and Bombardier, under its fleet renewal process

by Pedro Agosto Saddled with a growing debt burden and struggling to eradicate poverty, Angola still has the luxury of splurging millions in foreign currency under the state carrier’s fleet restructuring and modernisation programme. This is the latest in a series of deviations by President Joao Lourenco from his pledges to deal with the mismanagement…

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Controversy trails Angola’s hefty spend on military (by Pedro Agosto)

The budget for military is projected to exceed the combined total allocated for health and education

by Pedro Agosto For a country that has been at peace since the end of civil war 16 years ago and struggling to service its debts as well addressing rampant poverty, is ironic that Angola is one of the African continent’s biggest spenders on military expenditure. Adding controversy to this apparent misplaced priority is the participation…

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The arrest of a former finance minister has raised some concern in Angola where some firms indicted in Mozambique are present (by Arimando Domingos)

A minister from 2005 to 2015, Chang is detained in South Africa on charges bordering on fraud and money laundering for his alleged involvement in a US$2 billion scandal during Mozambique’s debt crisis

by Arimando Domingos The arrest of a former finance minister as well as the indictment of several other government officials has bust wide open the level of government corruption in Mozambique and to an extent, raised some concern in Angola where some firms indicted in Mozambique are present.  In Mozambique, the turn of events…

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Lavishness dents Lourenço’s drive to rid Angola of luxury (by Pedro Agosto)

The president declared corruption, nepotism and self-aggrandisement in Angola as “the number one public enemies”

As stated by Pedro Agosto AHEAD of his just-concluded trip to former colonial master Portugal, Angola President, Joao Laurenco, vehemently shot down assertions that he was wealthy. Since assuming leadership of the oil-rich Southern African country in 2017, he has portrayed himself as an opponent of opulence, backed by a…

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Debt-distressed African countries again look to International Monetary Fund (IMF) (by Akani Chauke)

Overall, public debt rose above 50 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in some 22 countries at the end of 2016, up from ten countries in 2013

by Akani Chauke By the International Monetary Fund (IMF’s) own admission, there are circumstances where African governments’ debt levels are so high they become unsustainable, such that the scheduled debt service exceeds the capacity of the member to service it. This rings true for a number of countries in the Sub-Saharan…

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Joao Lourenco, the former defence minister selected by President dos Santos became his successor with over 61 percent of the vote, raised hopes of the restoration of human rights as he pledged to “govern for all Angolans” (from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC)

It was anticipated the new administration would ensure accountability for past human rights abuses, protection of freedom of the media and respect for freedom of expression, assembly and association as well as curtailing abuses by security forces

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC Such hopes have turned to despair as the same repressive state apparatus namely "homem dos sete ofícios" who is known as the man who holds many hats in Angola: General Miala (Fernando Miala, who came to be arrested during the Presidency of José Eduardo…