Dos Santos has ruled the country for 37 years and Joao Lourenco, a defence minister, is expected to run for president.
The lawyers accuse the Angolan president of nepotism and violating Angolan probity law
It’s hard to imagine the country without him, but Dos Santos’s departure could well set change in motion.
The court was acting in response to a case filed by 14 Angolan lawyers who accused the president of nepotism and violation of the Angolan probity law.
Angola court jails 17 youths, including rapper, for 'rebellion'—sentences are as long as eight years
During the trial, one of them was made to read in full a 183-page book he had written, titled "Tools to destroy a dictator and avoid a new dictator".
While African leaders often steal elections, unusually, in 1992 the Angolan strongman asked the electoral body to reduce his votes!
Frustrated residents vent their frustrations online, posting selfies in front of rubbish piles several metres high or trash-covered railway tracks
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She is following Mariah Carey's lucrative footsteps, but rights groups are demanding she cancels her trip.
'I don’t know whether my son will complete school': Ordinary Angolans battle the drop as economic crisis bites
Foreign currency crunch only the latest of a litany of problems after prices of country's mainstay export tumbled. Times are tight.
Here, have a euro instead: Angolans desperate for dollars offered other currencies instead, including Chinese
The euro may soon become a major foreign currency in Africa’s second biggest oil-producing country, banking on historical links with Portugal.
Islam not recognised, and it has helped keep its former colonial afloat from time to time.
Within the next 5 years two of Africa’s long-serving leaders - Angola's dos Santos and Zimbwe's Mugabe- will either leave us or step down from power.
UPDATED: Much to celebrate as key African nations make big climbs, reverse declines in latest WEF Competitiveness Index
The usual African suspects were among the top performers. Both Egypt and South Africa get notable mentions for reversing downward trends.
Court orders Kenyan teachers to end strike - are Africa's educators greedy or damned? Here are the numbers
In some countries teachers are paid less than a gardener or security guard in the rich suburbs of cities like Nairobi and Johannesburg.
Country too red tape-happy in a time world crude prices are low, multinationals say as they urge talks to press home the threat posed by bureaucracy.
The more the terrain changes under them, the better the veterans adapt. The Big Man has proved to be a very enduring African breed.
It's not wise for me to step down now, Angola's long-serving president Dos Santos says, but signals change
The 72-year-old, in power since 1979, is the second-longest ruler in Africa after Equatorial- Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
African nations have fared worse than most due to the compounding effect of lower prices of commodities that account for the bulk of their exports.