Africa's leaders are off on their summer holidays
As is the annual tradition, Africa's presidents are taking a few days off. [...]
Politics in Africa is not just about politicians, it is above all a matter of personal, family and regional ties. It feeds off clan alliances, religious affinities and Freemason circles. These are the informal networks that Africa Intelligence decodes.
After years of enjoying the fruits of a high oil price, Angola, the continent's second-ranking producer, now looks like a graveyard to would-be investors. The designated successor of president Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, who decided not to stand for re-election [...]