Post-independence Angola was challenged with conflict and political instability mainly from two liberation organisations; People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA). The protracted war spanned from 1975 to Read More
Post-independence Angola was challenged with conflict and political instability mainly from two liberation organisations; People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA). The protracted war spanned from 1975 to 2002 and unlike Rwanda the civil war was not based mainly on ethic differences but a power struggle for accessing resources.
SAfm: Market Update Tuesday, 30 October 2018 Interview about the looming public debt crisis in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) focused on the its source and what governments can do to avert a fiscal crisis. The discussion evaluates the Read More
Angola-Sino relations have expanded from the 1960’s and 1970’s not just for Angola but for the entire African continent. Stronger relations began after the end of the civil war in 2002. China emerges in Angola in the form of foreign Read More
Historically, Angola’s native population went through a process of land dispossession under Angola’s Civil Code instituted by the Portuguese colonial authorities. The law effectively transferred ownership of all prime land from the indigenous Angolans to the occupying settlers. At the Read More
eNCA: Night News Friday, 25 May 2018 Interview about the relevance of the African Union (AU) and its influence on African development. The interview discusses the progress achieved by the AU and the challenges of regional governance on the continent. Read More
Angola bid farewell to its longest serving president, President Eduardo Dos Santos. Dos Santos has ruled the country for thirty-eight years. He is credited for having been able to bring and maintain peace and stability to the country, and for steering the country’s economy toward the path of growth. However, Angola remains a nation of contradictions.
The Angolan government has made concerted efforts to diversify its economy following the 2014/15 oil crisis and the lasting effects of the 2008/09 global economic downturn. This, despite the decline in oil prices has resulting in decreased government revenue, lower gross national income and constrained government expenditure.
In the second half of FY2016 and after having been hard hit by lower global oil prices, Angola announced its FY2017 national budget of an estimated USD 44.22 billion. The allocated budget for FY2017 represents a deficit of around 5% to GDP and is projected to increasing, albeit gradually in the short term.