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Angola’s dos Santos family empire in the firing line

Law enforcement agencies are cracking down on the high profile family of former Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos, accused of plundering revenues from...

A mixed bag for human rights in Southern Africa in 2019

Abuses continued from Angola to Zimbabwe but there were also victories for people’s rights

Former Angolan president’s son freed from prison

Jose Filomeno dos Santos was released from prison on Sunday where he had been held for seven months in an embezzlement case

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.

Angola: President Lourenço’s grace period is over

The country’s economic troubles began in 2014 when global crude oil prices dipped, hampering the government’s ability to generate revenue

Angola bets on largest-ever offshore oil investment

Angola was badly hit by the oil-price plunge in 2014

Angola: The fall of the Dos Santos clan

One year ago, the Dos Santos family handed the Angolan presidency over to João Lourenço. Now the ex-president's son has been arrested

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

Ethiopia’s 100-day revolution

All new leaders promise change, but few deliver. Abiy Ahmed is different

Angola: Ex-president’s son planned to steal $1.5-billion

Jose Filomeno dos Santos planned to siphon off $1.5-billion when he ran Luanda's sovereign wealth fund, government says.

Is the wind of change blowing across southern Africa?

With the possibility of a election and presidents stepping down at the end of 2018, what is certain is that the region will look very different

Angola’s Lourenco keeps pressure on Dos Santos cronies

Lourenco's manoeuvering against the nepotistical vestiges of Angola's last president began in November with the toppling of Isabel dos Santos

Son of Angola’s ex-president sacked from national investment fund

Jose Filomeno dos Santos, who was implicated in the "Panama Papers" offshore scandal, will be replaced by former finance minister Carlos Alberto Lopes

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

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Centre for Women & Gender Studies

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Greening the Future

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National Science and Technology Forum

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Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

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