n Africa Conflict Monitor - ACM country profile : Angola - highlighting political, economic and business trends - : national profile

Volume 2015, Issue 02
  • ISSN : 2311-6943


The oil-producing nation has most of its oil reserves located the central Cabinda province, where a separatist movement has caused sporadic and sometimes violent disturbances, prompting the deployment of the army. The conflict is Angola's most serious internal threat. External threats are minimal. The autocratic government of President José Eduardo dos Santos, who has ruled since 1979 and is Africa's second longest-ruling leader next to Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang, has, despite its longevity, been unable to improve the living standards of the average Angolan.

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