Since taking office in September, President João Lourenço has introduced economic reforms and made some bold political moves. Could this mark a new course for Angola?
As 2017 draws to a close, the economic situation of most African countries is improving, but for some, the debt burden looks increasingly unsustainable.
Collecting war detritus and other scrap metal provides at least some income for hundreds of families.
The UAE’s ties have traditionally been with North Africa, but a number of factors are now persuading Emirati firms to look south of the Sahara.
Low demand and competition from shale are causing problems for OPEC, but some recent trends may provide Africa’s oil-producing countries with grounds for hope.
José Eduardo dos Santos has relinquished Angola’s presidency but remains leader of the ruling party and in control of key posts. A split with his successor seems probable.
With President Dos Santos not standing in Angola’s elections for the first time in 37 years, can we expect changes or more of the same?
Even if a deal brokered by Russia and Saudi Arabia to slash global oil output succeeds, there is little prospect of a return to 2014 prices.
Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to recover to 2.6% in 2017, up from 1.4% last year, according to the International Monetary Fund.
Commentators are increasingly pessimistic about the Angolan and Mozambican economies.