By Serafim de Oliveira, Washington D.C
With the arrival of the Biden Administration to the White House, Angolans have an increasing expectation, especially in civil society, regarding the improvement of economic, financial, cultural, and commercial relations between Angola and the United States.
However, the vestiges of endemic corruption remain mirrored in the faces of the most vulnerable Angolan population, i.e., older people, women, and children. Based on the 2015-2016 IIMS Multiple Indicators and Health Survey, “the incidence of poverty (H) at national level is estimated at 54.0%, that is, more than 5 out of 10 people in Angola are multidimensionally poor” (National Statistics Institute, 2020).
In the period from 2002 to 2014, the Angolan Government collected about 280 billion dollars of tax revenues from oil exploration and had a “29 billion dollars (27.5 billion euros)” of“ “net savings ” from the State ”(Da Rocha, 2015, as cited in…
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