The New Angola: A Conversation with Foreign Minister Manuel Domingos Augusto

August 19, 2019 - 4:30 pm

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC


H.E. Manuel Domingos Augusto

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Republic of Angola

Amb. Matthew T. Harrington

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs

US Department of state 

Ms. Aubrey Hruby

Senior Fellow, Africa Center

Atlantic Council

Mr. Del Renigar

Executive Director, Global Government Affairs and Policy 

General Electric Company

Welcome and Introduction by:

Ms. Maria da Cruz

President & CEO

U.S.-Angola Chamber of Commerce

Dr. J. Peter Pham

Vice President for Research and Regional Initiatives

Director, Africa Center

Atlantic Council


A twenty-five-year civil war, coupled with rapid oil-fueled growth, shaped Angola into a country ripe with contradictions. It is Sub-Saharan Africa’s third largest economy and the region’s second largest oil producer. However, many Angolans live on less than $2 a day and social indicators, from education to life expectancy, are low.


When President João Lourenço was elected in 2017, many people rejoiced his promise of a “new Angola.” Since then, his government has taken swift action to fight “the cancer of corruption,” clean up the business environment, and diversify the economy, reducing the country’s overdependence on oil revenues. But to make meaningful progress, Angola needs to attract greater foreign investment in sectors beyond petroleum.


Please join the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center on Monday, August 19, for a timely conversation with H.E. Manuel Domingos Augusto, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Angola, on the US-Angola partnership going forward.  


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Atlantic Council

1030 15th Street, NW

12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 

Washington, DC 20005


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