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Angola’s president squanders his early goodwill

Angolans lose faith in João Lourenço as the economy tanks and corruption persists

Mozambique’s financial scandal may get even bigger

Mozambique's parliament has lifted immunity for its ex-finance minister Manuel Chang, detained in SA on a US-issued international arrest warrant.

Lourenço’s first year: Angola’s transitional politics

João Lourenço’s first year in office has been marked by notable reforms. If ordinary Angolans are to benefit this momentum must continue

Angola’s ex president steps down as party chief

The passing of the baton between the two men is the climax of a handover marked by barely disguised friction

Angolan leader denies tensions with predecessor despite clean-up campaign

In November, within three months of taking control of Angola, Lourenco sacked dos Santos's daughter — Africa's richest woman

Who is Angola’s next president João Lourenço?

Angola's João Lourenço will be sworn in on Tuesday as the president but who is the man who ran on the ticket of the MPLA?

Daunting challenges facing Angola’s new president

Crucially though, Dos Santos will retain control over the MPLA itself until 2022 at the earliest, health permitting.

SANDF dismisses ‘regime change’ conspiracy

Despite the ANC considering the US army to be an enemy force,the SANDF and the US military force engaged in joint training in July

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

Angola’s fearful culture of silence

The divided country is celebrating 40 years of independence but it has been denied the chance to confront the past and heal its wounds.

Brutal crackdown fuels Angola rage

The country is on edge over the death of another activist – and the state's apparent glee.

Angolan opposition alleges fraud

Three of Angola's eight opposition parties are formally contesting the August 31 election results.

African leaders’ staying power a mystery

Your article "Angola's Dos Santos wants another term to rebuild" (August 31) got me thinking.

MPLA loses its reliable fear factor in Angola

In post-election Angola, the ruling party can no longer count on threat to retain the hearts of voters.

Dos Santos’s MPLA cruises to victory in Angola election

President Jose Eduardo dos Santos' ruling party has won 73% of the national vote assuring his government, in power for 32 years, another five years.

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