Angola After 40 Years of Independence: The Way Ahead
On 11 November 2015, Angola celebrates its 40th anniversary of independence. Since the 2002 Luena Memorandum of Understanding that ended one of the continent’s longest civil wars, Angola has enjoyed a prolonged period of extractive driven growth. But the new realities of low commodity prices and depleting oil resources are creating pressure for economic diversification.
At the inaugural annual Angola Forum, panels drawn from government, industry, and academia will reflect on the domestic development and international engagement of Angola since independence. They will discuss the country’s economic trajectory, political developments and importance of civil society in its future.