The poll will mark the end of the 38-year rule of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos who is not running for reelection.
"So this is Africa. And we do not expect anyone to impose on us their means of observing elections or to give lectures," said Foreign Minister Chicoti
Angolan rebels claim to have killed 30 troops; expecting 'massive military invasion' from government
Though small, seccesionist Cabinda accounts for much of Angola's oil production, which makes the country the second largest exporter in Africa.
While African leaders often steal elections, unusually, in 1992 the Angolan strongman asked the electoral body to reduce his votes!
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.
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.
It war ended 15 years ago, but it has a ghost army, and spends more on its military than Nigeria and South Africa combined
The civil war ended in 2002, but Angola's defence spending will exceed the combined total allocated for health and education.