WOULD ANGOLA RESPOND TO CUBA’S OIL NEEDS?


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President of Angola João Lourenço

WOULD ANGOLA RESPOND TO CUBA’S OIL NEEDS?

Cuba is facing oil supply crisis thus affecting domestic power generation and energy stability. Would Angola step in to provide Cuba with preferential trade terms or even donate free crude as Angola can afford to do so? Does one good turn not deserve another?

What does Cuba mean to Angola and what does Angola mean to Cuba? Did Cuba sacrifice in vain for the gain of the US whereas Cubans fought to help liberate Angola from US-sponsored state capture? Why would Angola turn its back on Cuba only to please the US who continues to enforce punitive sanctions against Cuba?

Ingratitude is indeed a curse as one good turn deserves another. Africans and the African Union have a responsibility towards Cuba and we know why. It is a curse for Africans to allow US national interest to determine their relations with Cuba.

According to IMF recent projections, Angola “is set to reclaim its spot as the third-largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa, thanks to a return to growth linked to higher oil prices. Angola is the continent’s second-largest oil producer after Nigeria, and is also a significant producer of rough diamonds. The IMF expects Angola’s GDP to expand by 8.6% this year, reaching $135 billion. This is a significant increase from previous years, and Angola’s economy will likely continue to grow in the coming years.”

Angola can afford to step in to support Cuba in its hour of need.
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