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Former Angolan president's son freed from prison
Former Angolan president's son freed from prison
The son of former Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos was released from prison on Sunday where he had been held for seven months in an...
Mozambique's financial scandal may get even bigger
Mozambique's financial scandal may get even bigger
Mozambique's parliament has lifted immunity for its ex-finance minister Manuel Chang, detained in South Africa on a US-issued international...
Angola: President Lourenço’s grace period is over
Angola: President Lourenço’s grace period is over
Miguel Sanz in Maputo — João Lourenço has been president of Angola since September 26 2017. About a year later,...
Angola bets on largest-ever offshore oil investment
Angola bets on largest-ever offshore oil investment
A column of flame emanates from the bow of the boat, illuminating the jet-black ocean for miles around.
Angola: The fall of the Dos Santos clan
Angola: The fall of the Dos Santos clan
The news hit like a bomb in Luanda: Jose Filomeno dos Santos, the son of former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, was arrested on Monday in Luanda...
Lourenço’s first year: Angola’s transitional politics
Lourenço’s first year: Angola’s transitional politics
João Lourenço’s first year in office has been marked by notable reforms and the consolidation of power. If ordinary Angolans are to benefit...
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...

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