The poll will mark the end of the 38-year rule of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos who is not running for reelection.
While African leaders often steal elections, unusually, in 1992 the Angolan strongman asked the electoral body to reduce his votes!
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.
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.