Geopolitics: Angola – dos Santos' challenges and concerns

Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos (photo: dpa)
Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos (photo: dpa)

Eduardo dos Santos has survived as Angola's president for 37 years but he faces key concerns before he can retire. A GIS expert examines what the future holds.

ANGOLA'S President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is a survivor. He was 37 when he became the country’s second president on the death of founding father Agostinho Neto in 1979 and he still holds the reigns of power 32 years later.

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The president is well aware of the difficulties faced by his government and the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), which has been in power since independence from Portugal in 1975. Eduardo dos Santos is president of the MPLA and comma...

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