The poll will mark the end of the 38-year rule of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos who is not running for reelection.
As a new elite liberators often mimicked the lifestyles of those they replaced. Since the French Revolution, new regimes have often resembled old ones
While African leaders often steal elections, unusually, in 1992 the Angolan strongman asked the electoral body to reduce his votes!
The 73-year-old Dos Santos has ruled Angola since 1979, is the second-longest ruler in Africa after Equatorial-Guinea's Obiang Nguema
Mozambique clashes send thousands fleeing to Malawi, and Angolan rebels say to resume armed struggle
Africa’s second-biggest crude producer pumps most of its 1.75 million barrels a day from off the coast of Cabinda
Houphouet-Boigny was a gossip; Mugabe America's friend; the Italians bought suits for Mozambique rebels; and how Ethiopia's Emperor lost his throne
The family's lawyer said "Call of Duty" represented Savimbi as a "big halfwit who wants to kill everybody"
As Cuba returns to the fold, 15 things about Havana in Africa, plus how Congo broke Che Guevara's heart
Cuba was once a crucial external player in the liberation of southern Africa; at one point its Africa missions were spread over 17 countries
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.
With one phone call, Nigeria's Jonathan may have sounded the death knell for Africa’s all-powerful parties
Kaunda became the first independence leader of that class to be voted out of office peacefully in Anglophone Africa.
Nigeria army beats Boko Haram out of 'last stronghold'; here are 10 other notable rebel routs in Africa
Insurgents don't always have it their own way on the continent. Often they lose.