Bolsonaro honeymoons Embaló while on bad terms with Luanda
With Angola and Brazil on the fritz, Jaír Bolsonaro turns to Guinea-Bissau's President Umaro Sissoco Embaló to find a new Portuguese-speaking partner in Africa.
After two months in post, the new Brazilian foreign minister Carlos França has finally set out his vision for future relations between Brazil and Africa, which marks a break with the policy of his predecessor and could lead to significant private sector investment in the continent.
President João Lourenço has finally authorised parliament to ratify an internal security cooperation deal between Angola and Brazil that had languished for the past year and a half. The decision could mark the beginning of his reconciliation with Jair Bolsonaro.
A former MPLA member turned deputy chair of Angola's monarchist party, Antunes Paulo Monteiro has recently set up two mining project management companies. His partners in this business venture are members of the powerful Cabindan Ranque Franque family.
Already torn apart by the tug of war between the Angolan and Brazilian heads of state, the Community of Portuguese Language Countries now has to navigate the frosty relations between Guinea Bissau president Umaro Sissoco Embalo and his Angolan opposite number João Lourenço.
Portuguese diplomats have been mediating since the summer between the Brazilian president and his Angolan opposite number, who have clashed over the treatment reserved for a Brazilian evangelist group in Angola. This vexed issue is continuing to divide the community of Portuguese-speaking states.