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Angola And The Lost Manufacturing Powerhouse Of The Planalto

AFRICANGLOBE - Huambo used to be a centre for large-scale agriculture and manufacturing projects, but it has not recovered from the impact of Angola's long civil war. When President José Eduardo dos Santos opened it on the eve of the 2008 elections, the newly renovated park in Huambo's uptown district of Cidade Alta seemed like a magical world.

Angola: Capitalism’s Daughter

AFRICANGLOBE - The January announcement by Forbes magazine that the daughter of Angola's president Isabel dos Santos is the first female Angolan billionaire received worldwide coverage. Only the state-owned newspaper, Jornal de Angola, missed a key biographical fact: she is the daughter of the second-longest- serving president in Africa: José Eduardo dos Santos.

Angola Heads for New Era With Third Election

Angolan democracy is about to turn another page as the nation goes to the polls on 31 August. Once known as a brutal cold...

Angola’s Long-Serving President Seeks Another Term

Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos will seek a new term with former state oil company head Manuel Vicente as his vice- president in...

The Ties That Bind: China, Angola and Zimbabwe

What does Manuel Vicente’s rise to top office in Angola mean for Zimbabwe, and what role does China play in all of this? Vicente is believed to be pegged at vice president by José Eduardo dos Santos – one of Africa’s longest running dictators, bound to win the next Angolan elections in 2012.