An­gola di­vided on Com­mon­wealth:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Bri­tain’s For­eign Sec­re­tary Boris John­son grabbed the head­lines in An­gola this month when he said the coun­try join­ing the Com­mon­wealth club of for­mer Bri­tish colonies would be “splen­did” .

The pres­i­dent of the oil-rich south­ern African na­tion Joao Lourenco had said he wanted to fol­low Mozam­bique, like An­gola a Por­tugue­ses­peak­ing for­mer colony of Lis­bon, and be­come a mem­ber of the largely An­glo­phone bloc.

“Splen­did that An­gola wants to join the Com­mon­wealth fam­ily.

Very much wel­come Pres­i­dent Lourenco’s com­mit­ment to long-term re­form, tack­ling cor­rup­tion and im­prov­ing hu­man rights,” wrote John­son to his 451,000 Twit­ter fol­low­ers. (AFP)

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