The Angolan edition of Forbes magazine will be an international showcase for companies and economies not only in Angola but also from Portuguese-speaking countries, said Tuesday in Luanda businesswoman Isabel dos Santos.
“I have always focused on the Portuguese-speaking countries as I understand it is very important to have a means of communication in Portuguese,” said the businesswoman, at the session to launch Forbes Angola.
The rights to this Portuguese version of Forbes business magazine, whose first issue hits the newsstands on Friday, were acquired by Isabel dos Santos, who has promised to create editions for Portugal, Mozambique and other Portuguese-speaking countries, to publicise the reality of common business deals.
“Not only in Angola, but also the opportunities that exist amongst all the African countries where Portuguese is the official language, given that they are very dynamic economies, which are also very interconnected,” she said, adding there are now many links between Portugal and Angola, as well as between Angola and Mozambique, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) and São Tomé and Príncipe.
The Executive Director, Luis Leitão, said the magazine would be monthly and sold for 800 kwanzas, with distribution through the usual channels.
The first issue will have a print run of 7,500 copies, and there will also be a digital edition that can be downloaded onto a mobile phone.
Forbes Angola is owned by ZAP Publishing and is the result of a license granted by US magazine Forbes, which has been published for almost 100 years and is reference in the business world across the globe. (macauhub/AO/CV/MZ/PT/ST)