Angola: Religious conflict reflects political and social tensions

President Jose Eduardo dos Santos claims that it would be ‘unwise’ to abandon Angola’s leadership under the current circumstances (photo: dpa)
President Jose Eduardo dos Santos claims that it would be ‘unwise’ to abandon Angola’s leadership under the current circumstances (photo: dpa)

Angola has been attracting attention lately but for all the wrong reasons. An alleged massacre and the trial of a renowned journalist have brought the government’s credibility into question. And this comes at a time when the country, hit by low oil prices, needs all the foreign investment and international friends it can find.

Summary

<i>With general elections scheduled for 2017, the Angolan leadership is facing political and social challenges which could hurt the economy at a time of readjustment following the decrease in oil prices.

Clashes between followers of the Seventh Day Light of the World Adventist Church and the security forces have led to a voca...

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