Joao Lourenco sworn in as Angolan president

LUANDA, Sept. 26 – For the first time in almost four-decades, Angola swore in a new President, who will take over from Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Sixty-three year old Joao Lourenco, the former defence minister of the oil rich country, was sworn in earlier today in the presence of at least 26 heads of states, and has pledged that he will govern for “All Angolans.”

According to Al Jazeera, Lourenco said: “Employment, poverty alleviation, promotion of opportunities and business policies will be implemented.”

Lourenco will be Angola’s first head of state to be constitutionally limited to serving two five-year terms. – NDN Staffer