Lourenço cherry-picks five experts to lead new mining regulator
The centrepiece of Angola's mining reform, the new sector regulatory authority, will be lead by the former deputy director-general of South Africa's mines ministry, Jacinto Rocha. Joining Rocha are former Ferrangol executives and officials from other national regulators. [...]
Industry players seek other pastures after Joao Lourenco's diamond heist
The deep reforms Angolan president Joao Lourenco has brought to the country's diamonds trade have sector heavyweights troubled ( AMI 435). Those who had flourished under Jose Eduardo dos Santos' watch have not necessarily turned away from mining altogether but [. [...]
Stock-take of Joao Lourenco's reform of the diamond sector?
After 18-months in power, what has Angolan president Joao Lourenco managed to achieve of his great reform to overhaul the country's diamond industry (AMI 409), no longer controlled by those close to former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his [. [...]
Lourenco's dissection of Dos Santos mining architecture
The sweeping changes brought throughout the mining sector by new president Joao Lourenco have kick started the mining community in action. But to ensure it isn't all just political posturing and it can actually secure foreign investment, the new administration [. [...]