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Angola's ex president steps down as party chief
Angola's ex president steps down as party chief
Angola's former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos on Saturday handed over the reins of the ruling MPLA party to President Joao Lourenco after...
If Mnangagwa gets away with it, then Kabila can too
If Mnangagwa gets away with it, then Kabila can too
We knew, even before the first vote was cast, that Zimbabwe’s election was marred by serious irregularities. These included, but were certainly...
Ethiopia’s 100-day revolution
Ethiopia’s 100-day revolution
Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s new prime minister, has made sweeping changes in his first 100 days in office. In this he is not alone: all new leaders...
Angola: Ex-president's son planned to steal $1.5-billion
Angola: Ex-president's son planned to steal $1.5-billion
The son of Angola's former president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, planned to siphon off $1.5-billion when he ran the oil-rich country's sovereign...
The dictator’s dilemma: How to succeed at succession
The dictator’s dilemma: How to succeed at succession
Have dictators finally had their day? From retirements to coups d’etat, presidential term limits and opposition candidates winning elections,...
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...
Is the wind of change blowing across southern Africa?
Is the wind of change blowing across southern Africa?
On Wednesday February 14 2018, South Africans awoke to the news that there had been a dawn raid on the Saxonwold compound – derisorily...
Angola's Lourenco keeps pressure on Dos Santos cronies
Angola's Lourenco keeps pressure on Dos Santos cronies
The first major scalp claimed by Angola's new president Joao Lourenco in his war on corruption and nepotism was that of his predecessor's daughter,...
Son of Angola's ex-president sacked from national investment fund
Son of Angola's ex-president sacked from national investment fund
Angolan President Joao Lourenco removed the son of his predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos from the top job at the oil-rich country's sovereign...
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...
Angola oil giant probes Isabel dos Santos graft claims
Angola oil giant probes Isabel dos Santos graft claims
Angola's state oil company has announced an investigation into "possible misappropriation" of funds by Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of the...
Zimbabwe lawmakers begin historic debate on Mugabe impeachment
Zimbabwe lawmakers begin historic debate on Mugabe impeachment
Zimbabwe's parliament on Tuesday began debating impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe, the country's sole leader since independence 37 years ago....

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