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
28 November 2019
A new partnership agreement between China's Exim Bank and Attijariwafa Bank from Morocco, is set to align two key financial institutions in both countries in the common goal of boosting business ties and their economic presence in Africa.
31 October 2019
The value of Angola’s currency, the kwanza, has more than halved, since the central bank implemented a floating exchange rate regime as part of its macroeconomic stabilisation programme in January 2018. Nearly two years on, the kwanza continues to slide and is expected to maintain its downward trend.
26 September 2019
A new alliance agreement between Europe and Africa will level the playing field for them in African countries after complaints that Chinese official credit lines make them less competitive vis-a-vis Chinese counterparts in African countries.
19 September 2019
The governments of coastal states across Africa have complained about the impact of unregulated and unlicensed fishing on local fish populations. Fish stocks in other parts of the world have crashed and now many industrial scale vessels have moved into African waters.