Op:Ed: Why Angola’s President Lourenco is likely to intensify purge of Dos Santos loyalists

The new president can be expected to continue to mobilise against the Dos Santos empire on all fronts using allegations of graft, corruption and fraud as weapons of choice as well as the politics of renewal and improved governance.

Angola’s first new president in 38 years vows to fight graft

Angola’s first new president in almost four decades vowed to rebuild an economy devastated by falling oil prices and fight corruption at his inauguration on Tuesday. João Lourenço told thousands of supporters in...

Angola’s opposition loses appeal to annul election result

Angola’s Constitutional Court rejected on Wednesday an appeal by the largest opposition party to annul the results of last month’s election, which gave a landslide victory to the ruling MPLA party. In a...

Angola’s ruling MPLA wins election with 61% of vote: electoral commission

Angola’s ruling MPLA party has won a general election by taking 61.07 percent of the vote, the electoral commission said on Wednesday, making João Lourenço the next president of sub-Saharan Africa’s third-largest...

Elections: Provisional results show Angola’s ruling party wins; opposition cries foul

UNITA said the numbers had not been gathered transparently and did not tally with their own count.

Angola’s ruling party says victory “inescapable”

LUANDA  - Angola's ruling MPLA party said it would win an unequivocal victory in a parliamentary election as votes were tallied ahead of the expected release of partial results later on Thursday. Angola,...

Angola to usher in a new leader in 38 years

LUANDA  - Angolans voted in a parliamentary election on Wednesday expected to usher in the ruling party's defense minister as the first new leader for 38 years. Joao Lourenco, who has pledged to...

Angola to elect new president as dos Santos retires

Angola to elect new president as dos Santos retires