Africa Monitor Intelligence
Angola: Lourenço Prepares Changes at CEMGFA
The weak military preparation of the CEMGFA (his appointment interrupted a tradition of qualified officers occupying the position), added to the inclinations attributed to him, among which the “marginalization” of UNITA and mixed-race officers, making his appointment, in 2017, in itself generating feelings of internal malaise. In fact, he is considered to have been JL's second choice, who was leaning towards Gen HIGINO DE SOUSA “ZÉ GRANDE”.
Factors of discontent were also nominations that the CEMGFA made/ orders to be made, attributed to tendencies of “friendship”, or the proliferation of rumors in the sense that corruption continues to be practiced with impunity at the highest levels of the FAA. READ MORE