FACTBOX-Key political risks to watch in Angola

By Henrique Almeida  LUANDA, Sept 30 | Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:07am EDT

LUANDA, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Reports of an imminent government reshuffle and rising tension between the ruling MPLA party and the main opposition UNITA party are worrying investors in the major African oil producing nation of Angola.

The MPLA, which emerged victorious from a 27-year civil war against UNITA in 2002, has been accused of corruption and of not doing enough to tackle widespread poverty.

Other concerns include uncertainty about a successor to President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and heavy dependence on oil revenue, feeding demands for more transparency as Angola tries to regain investor confidence after the global financial crisis. More……


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