03 December 2018
The South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) was completed in September, making it the first fibre submarine cable between Africa and the Americas. Running from Fortaleza in north-eastern Brazil to Sangano in Angola it should encourage the Angolan government to press ahead with the reform of its own telecoms sector, which remains underdeveloped in comparison with most other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
30 October 2018
24 September 2018
The MPLA, the ruling party of Angola, has a new leadership structure. It includes a few unexpected choices of businessmen with links to key economic sectors - while other key political figures with important business links have lost status inside the party.
06 September 2018
The last summit of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), held on 17-18 July in the island of Sal in Cabo Verde, took place in an overall orderly manner. This was a relief for government and diplomatic circles, especially in Portugal, that will host the organization in 2019-2020.