A new book explains the manifestations of the oil curse in Nigeria and Angola since independence.
The Dos Santos family and their supporters claim they are the objects of political persecution.
The euphoria that accompanied João Lourenço's new presidency has ebbed away amid the stark realities of a profoundly dysfunctional political economy.
Angola's new President João Lourenço has shown some willingness to engage in more inclusive politics.
Angola's president-elect, João Lourenço, has a reputation for relative probity. But, he's unlikely to rock the boat as Eduardo dos Santos remains party chairman.