João Lourenço

Angolan politician, president of Angola

João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, GColIH (born 5 March 1954) is an Angolan politician. He has been the President of Angola since 26 September 2017.[3]

João Lourenço
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Lourenço at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on 4 July 2018.
President of Angola
Assumed office
26 September 2017
Vice PresidentBornito de Sousa
Preceded byJosé Eduardo dos Santos
Minister of National Defence
In office
22 April 2014 – 26 September 2017
PresidentJosé Eduardo dos Santos
Preceded byCândido Pereira dos Santos
Van-Dúnem
Succeeded bySalviano de Jesus Sequeira
Personal details
Born (1954-03-05) 5 March 1954 (age 68)
Luanda, Angola
Political partyMPLA (since 1974)
Spouse(s)Ana Afonso Dias
Children6
Alma materIndustrial Institute of Luanda
Lenin Superior Academy
Nickname(s)Ti Mimoso,[1] JLo[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Catarina Machado. "Luaty Beirão está 'malaike' com exoneração de Isabel dos Santos." TVI 24. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2021. (in Portuguese)
  2. "Joao Lourenco: Can 'Angola's JLo' fill Dos Santos' shoes?". BBC News. 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  3. Eisenhammer, Stephen (September 26, 2017). "Angola's first new president in 38 years vows to fight graft". Reuters. Retrieved 27 September 2017.