AFRICA PORTUGAL

Portugal pulls out the stops to safeguard its influence in lusophone Africa

Portuguese prime minister Antonio Costa (right), with Angolan president João Lourenço, in 2018.
Portuguese prime minister Antonio Costa (right), with Angolan president João Lourenço, in 2018. © Estela Silva/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
Embassies, international bodies, military support, language ties... Portugal is using all the resources at its disposal to maintain its position in Africa, particularly in its former colonies, where it still has strong economic links. Its resources are limited, however. [...] (1753 words)
Issue dated 03/12/2021 Reading time 8 minutes
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