Lourenço shifts power from government to presidential office
President João Lourenço sacked almost half of his ministers when he was elected for a second term in August. But he kept on most of his staff in the presidential office.
At a cost of $150-300 per passenger, obligatory Covid-19 tests have become the basis for a thriving new business at Africa's major airports. A handful of companies have succeeded in getting a share of this extremely lucrative market.
The Angolan president João Lourenço tried every move in the book to please the current US administration but now has his versatile ambassador to the US, Joaquim do Espírito Santo, working to gain favours with the president-elect.
Included for a few month only in the G20's debt moratorium, Angola is trapped between the effects of falling oil prices and a dollar debt with private lendors which is greater than its GDP. A high-powered team has been appointed to find solutions.
Valdomiro "Minoru" Dondo, the Brazilian businessman of Japanese origin who was omnipresent under the presidency of José Eduardo dos Santos, has not lost a scrap of his influence since João Lourenço came to power.