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Africa waves some leaders goodbye, but is the democratic deficit any narrower?
Africa waves some leaders goodbye, but is the democratic deficit any narrower?
At a time where Africa has seen a few long-standing leaders exit, the issue of change in power is occupying minds of citizens as well as those in...
Angolan leader denies tensions with predecessor despite clean-up campaign
Angolan leader denies tensions with predecessor despite clean-up campaign
Angolan President Joao Lourenco on Monday denied "any tension" with his long-serving predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos, many of whose relatives...
Who is Angola's next president João Lourenço?
Who is Angola's next president João Lourenço?
João Lourenço is considered to be a loyal party soldier - a man who has always been ready to take on greater responsibility in the governing...
Daunting challenges facing Angola's new president
Daunting challenges facing Angola's new president
Angola's incoming president Joao Lourenco faces a slew of challenges that include dwindling oil prices, rampant poverty, soaring unemployment and...
SANDF dismisses 'regime change' conspiracy
SANDF dismisses 'regime change' conspiracy
A consistent effort by the governing ANC to cast the United States as agents of regime change in South Africa has failed to gain traction in the...
Dos Santos’s retirement fund – his kids
Dos Santos’s retirement fund – his kids
No one really expected President José Eduardo dos Santos to step down. He is, in so many ways, the archetypal African dictator, having first taken...
Angola: The Dos Santos regime's key moments
Angola: The Dos Santos regime's key moments
President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has ruled Angola since 1979, will not contest the August 23 election, marking a historic change in the...
Angola's fearful culture of silence
Angola's fearful culture of silence
Angola will be commemorating 40 years of independence from Portugal this year, so expect the usual pomp and ceremony associated with such an...
Brutal crackdown fuels Angola rage
Brutal crackdown fuels Angola rage
Tensions are rising in Angola following the fatal shooting of an opposition party member and the use of tear gas and water cannons at an anti-government protest at which nearly 300 people were arrested....
Angolan opposition alleges fraud
Angolan opposition alleges fraud
The parties are alleging that the numbers presented by the national electoral commission do not match theirs.
African leaders' staying power a mystery
African leaders' staying power a mystery
He has been in power for only 32 years, but wants another term "to rebuild".
MPLA loses its reliable fear factor in Angola
MPLA loses its reliable fear factor in Angola
In the Angolan capital Luanda, party flags hang limply from trees and campaign posters peel and fade in the sun. People have gone back to work, the...

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