Latest articles from Angola

A disciplined fight against inflation

August 4, 2008

Angola’s central bank was faced with economic chaos at the end of the civil war in 2002. Inflation was rampant and the local kwanza currency was crippled. Charlie Corbett spoke to the bank’s governor in Luanda about rebuilding a shattered economy.

Banks play catch-up as Angola blossoms

August 4, 2008

Strong growth and an influx of foreign players mean Angola’s fledgling banking sector is facing many new challenges. Charlie Corbett canvassed the chief executives of some of Angola’s biggest banks to get a taste of how the sector is developing.

A nation awakes

August 4, 2008

Angola has suffered death, displacement, conflict, poverty and hyper-inflation since gaining independence in 1975. But its brutal 27-year civil war ended in 2002 and a booming oil sector is helping the country transform itself. Charlie Corbett reports from Luanda.

Angola's communications minister explains how the sector is emerging

August 4, 2008

Minister of post and telecommunications Licínio Tavares Ribeiro tells Charlie Corbett how he is sorting out the communications mess left by Angola’s civil war.

Land of hope and caution

August 4, 2008

Thoko Kaime, head of the Africa division of strategic intelligence company Exclusive Analysis, evaluates the opportunities and risks of investment in Angola.

Oil wealth fuels Angola resurgence

August 4, 2008

Angola’s transformation from civil-war-torn state to booming oil producer has both bankers and fuel giants taking note.

The end of the beginning

August 4, 2008

After six years overseeing the phenomenal growth of Angola’s economy, minister of finance José Pedro de Morais can look back on a job well done. He spoke to Charlie Corbett in Luanda about the country’s next phase of growth and the challenges that remain.

The slow and steady road to prosperity

August 4, 2008

The Southern African Development Community’s Trade, Industry and Investment Review 2007/08 provides a useful projection of Angola’s industrial future.

Manufacturing is key to prosperity

June 2, 2008

The key to Africa’s future prosperity lies in diversification away from raw materials. Africa Export Import Bank president Jean-Louis Ekra talks to Charlie Corbett about the challenges of creating an internal economy.

Basic services but a booming industry

January 2, 2008

Angola’s retail banking network, while at an early stage of development, is growing fast along with an oil-driven economy. Rodrigo Amaral reports.

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