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Angola: Lourenço "Rotates" officials to defuse tensions in the regime

Presented by advisors and figures close to the Government as a “rejuvenation”/ “reinforcement of technical skills”, the recent replacement of some ministers (Defense and Foreign Affairs, the main ones) and elements of the Presidency of the Republic (Chief of Civil Cabinet and Director of the Cabinet of Psychological Action and Intelligence - GAPI), was essentially a rotation of staff and corresponded, as determined, to take advantage of the opportunity in the redistributing of folders with the pretext of cost reduction, to replace figures that were becoming uncomfortable for JL - and others that had become incompatible with some of the elements closest to the PR. READ MORE