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Eugen Iladi Politics, Africa A change in leadership often signals a natural time for transformation and, of course, challenges. The first peaceful transition of power in Angola took place in August, with the election of João Lourenço as the new president, replacing long-serving José Eduardo dos Santos, who led the country for thirty-eight years. International observers called the election process fair, with the ruling MPLA party taking 61 percent of the votes. In mid-September, the Constitutional Court of Angola rejected the complaint filed by three opposition parties, including the main challenger, UNITA, which came in second with 27 percent. Political change is a necessary part of the democratic process anywhere in the world. The election of the new Angolan president is a strong sign of increasing stability in Angola, and hopefully portends the same for the rest of the continent. This peaceful transition is quite an accomplishment for Angola. After its independence from Portugal in 1975, the nation plunged into a twenty-seven-year civil war. Peace was finally achieved in 2002, and the August election is the nation’s most recent step forward. This should be good news—not only for Angolan citizens, but also for Angolan businesses and the media, as well as foreign investors. Lourenço had served as defense minister under dos Santos, the previous president, and will likely maintain many of the former government’s main policies. At the same time, a change in leadership often signals a natural time for transformation and, of course, challenges. One main hurdle is the economy. With Angola’s fortunes linked to fossil fuels, the country’s 2016 GDP growth slowed to 1.1 percent due to falling crude oil prices worldwide. Lourenço’s new administration will have to work to diversify Angola’s economy away from petroleum and to encourage the creation of new jobs in other sectors. The new president will also have to shepherd inflation-taming policies. Inflation hit its recent peak of more than 40 percent at the end of 2016, though it has since been cut in half. Finance Minister Archer Mangueira has targeted an aggressive inflation reduction to 15.8 percent. Despite these and other social and political challenges, Angola has shown progress on several fronts. Read full article
Wolverhampton Wanderers, in front of their biggest home crowd since 1981, made short work of dismissing Aston Villa, hitherto the division’s form side, to claim pole position in the Championship. Second-half goals from Diogo Jota and Léo Bonatini were the least Wolves deserved as they eased past their West Midlands rivals, who had won their previous four games, in front of a buzzing 30,239 crowd.Nuno Espírito Santo’s side produced a scintillating performance, their short-passing, fast-countering style enabling them to slice through Villa’s more established players. The incentive was there for Wolves after other results had gone their way beforehand, with Cardiff City and Leeds United losing, and they seized the moment in style. Continue reading...
From MJQ to medjool, test your knowledge with the Weekend quiz1 What female form of address was first proposed in 1901?2 Which 1950s cult novel was written on a 120-foot roll of paper?3 Which insurgency was led by Subcomandante Marcos?4 What is the SI unit of energy?5 Young Boys v Old Boys was a 2017 cup tie in which country?6 Wagyu is a term for what animals?7 Where did Santos succeed Bartlet?8 What musical group was known as the MJQ?What links:9 Crucial; Kurupt; West; Norwich and North Norfolk Digital?10 London (8); rest of England (52); Scotland (6); Wales (4); NI (3)?11 Thoory; bahri; deglet noor; dayri; medjool?12 Florence Dixie novel; The Faerie Queene; Britten opera; Jubilee barge?13 Ústí nad Labem; Dresden; Wittenberg; Magdeburg; Hamburg?14 Raven; chough; jay; rook; jackdaw?15 Larry Page and Sergey Brin; BackRub; 10 to the power of 100? Continue reading...
Petrobras (PBR) declared that it will take necessary legal steps to protect the interest of shareholders only after receiving an official statement from the court.
Francisco da Costa Guterres, Kjell-Åke Nordquist, Charles Santos Security, Asia The United States must broaden its Asia pivot by supporting local democratic processes, which will help bring cooperation, peace and stability to the region. Australia and Timor-Leste will be finalizing their Timor Sea maritime-border agreement this month through the first time use of a compulsory conciliation clause that is part of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS). Moreover, the reconciliation effort of Indonesia and Timor-Leste has led to, among other things, successful negotiations of their land border. Together these two accomplishments could help propel a broader regional narrative that promotes and institutionalizes support for democratic ideals, reconciliation-based solutions and international norms—challenging China’s one-sided border demands in the South China Sea. But for this to happen the United States must champion such regional developments. Timor-Leste, a former Portuguese colony, voted in a plebiscite for independence from Indonesia in August 1999 (78.5 percent in favor to 21.5 percent against) after twenty-four years of occupation and resistance, which killed nearly a third of the population and affected every family. The opposition to occupation and international pressure on Indonesia eventually led to a trilateral agreement signed between the United Nations, Portugal and Indonesia in May 1999, which enabled the Timorese people to determine their destiny through a UN-sponsored ballot. The victory quickly turned to devastation as departing Indonesian-backed militias burned much of the country’s limited infrastructure to the ground. The subsequent story of reconciliation between Timor-Leste and Indonesia is remarkable for the process and its success. After gaining independence in 2002, the leadership of Timor-Leste prioritized reconciliation with truth-telling to forge a new relationship with its closest neighbor, and to heal its divided community. The process was supported by an Indonesian government democratizing its politics and reforming its security institutions. Instead of following the standard international human-rights agenda to prosecute individual perpetrators of violence, the leaders of Timor-Leste and Indonesia instead sought a model of reconciliation anchored in both local peace-building and state-building. Read full article
The deals are part of Shell's (RDS.A) portfolio optimization strategy and the $30 billion global divestment program for 2016-2018.
ADB and the Government of Vanuatu today signed agreements for a $15.1 million project to increase renewable energy generation and energy access in the islands of Malekula and Espiritu Santo.
SAN JUAN (Reuters) - High atop the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, Jesus Santos applied plaster to the building's damaged facade, all the while belting out operatic love songs that echoed through Old San Juan's eerily empty streets.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is an international superstar with dozens of credits on his resume. Here's a look at the movies that really made him a household name.
Karoon Gas Australia Ltd., Melbourne, has successfully bid for a 171-sq-km offshore block in the Santos basin just south of Rio de Janeiro. The award comes as part of Brazil’s 14th bid round.
Angolan President Joao Lourenco has taken the oath of office at a ceremony attended by predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who stepped down after ruling the oil-rich but impoverished country since 1979.
The LA Galaxy left-back is living a relatively quiet life in Hollywood but still blames the English press for the negative perception of him in his homelandConfirmation that LA Galaxy have failed in their quest to reach the MLS play-offs may arrive on Sunday. If not, such news will not have to wait much longer. Twenty-nine regular season games thus far have returned just 27 points. Galaxy are second bottom of the Western Conference, an embarrassing scenario for a club defined by celebrity and success, to the point where almost $4m per year is currently bestowed upon Giovani dos Santos as a base salary and five MLS Cups are housed at the StubHub Center, where David Beckham used to be their most celebrated playing star.Galaxy’s latest capitulation took place here in Atlanta on Wednesday, where they were 4-0 – and a man – down by half-time. Atlanta United, such a success on and off the field in this, their debut MLS season, did not need to bother adding to the scoreline. Sigi Schmid, who has endured a fraught time since returning as Galaxy’s head coach in late July, bemoaned a “lack of focus” in a defence that was pulled apart by Atlanta’s menacing front four. Continue reading...
As she presides over the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, the Burmese leader stands to lose her status as secular saint.
Portugal’s Prime Minister António Luis Santos da Costa took the podium of the General Assembly to reiterate his country’s support of the Secretary-General’s agenda, which includes boosting conflict prevention activities and creating a stronger more adaptable world Organization
In his final address to the United Nations General Assembly as President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos delivered a message of peace and highlighted the results of the agreement reached between his Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP), which he described as a model for the rest of the world.
Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Working Dinner with President Michel Temer of Brazil, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama, and Vice President Gabriela Michetti of Argentina
Last night, President Donald J. Trump hosted a working dinner in New York with President Michel Temer of Brazil, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama, and Vice President Gabriela Michetti of Argentina. President Trump thanked the Latin American leaders for their advocacy in support of the Venezuelan people and condemnation of the Maduro dictatorship. The group discussed the importance of working together to help restore democracy to Venezuela and reaffirmed the principles of the Lima Declaration from August 8, 2017. The leaders agreed to continue working together to resolve the Venezuelan crisis. They discussed multiple ways to improve security in the Western Hemisphere, advance prosperity, and ensure sovereignty through democracy and rule of law. This week, foreign ministers from across the region will meet to further build on the ideas discussed at the working dinner.
Speaking at dinner with Latin America leaders on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, Trump says democracy must be restored ‘very, very soon.’