19 February 2020
China International Fund (CIF) was synonymous with large-scale Chinese investment in Angolan housing, roads and railways prior to Sam Pa's 2015 arrest. Under the new administration of President João Lourenço, since 2017, the CIF “empire” has unravelled.
13 February 2020
Despite substantial reforms to attract investment, which have already reflected in an improvement in the global corruption perception index, the Angolan economy is still in negative territory. Heavy reliance on oil exports means Angola’s GDP is highly exposed to “contagion” from the effects of the coronavirus crisis in China.
02 January 2020