Angola divided on Commonwealth:
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)