Angola Swears in its First New President After 38 Years

Angola swore in Joao Lourenco as the country’s President, making him the first new President of the country in 38 years. This comes after the previous president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, announced his retirement and chose Lourenco as his successor.

Lourenco, who had served as Angola’s Defence Minister earlier, vowed to attract more foreign investment. The People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) has governed since Angola’s hard-fought independence from Portugal in 1975, with Dos Santos taking power in 1979.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Angolan kwanza is the Currency of Angolia.
  • Luanda is the capital city of Angolia.
Source- The Indian Express

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