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Angola police fire teargas again

2013-11-23 22:45

Angolan police have again fired tear gas and warning shots to disperse hundreds of demonstrators against the disappearance and possible murder of two anti-government activists.

Angolan court rejects poll complaints

2012-09-20 13:38

Angola's top court has rejected opposition party complaints over the 31 August election won by President Jose Eduardo dos Santos's ruling party.

Angola opposition parties question results

2012-09-11 18:25

Three Angolan opposition parties, including Unita, have filed official complaints against the results of the 31 August polls, saying 35% of voters couldn't participate.

Angola vote result 'by end of week'

2012-09-03 14:50

Angola's final election results will be released by the end of the week, the electoral commission says, with the tally having already sealed another term for veteran President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Angola opposition, veterans unhappy

2012-08-15 22:36

Angola's main opposition party Unita and war veterans have threatened new protests ahead of the general elections.

Election worries brew in Angola

2012-01-27 21:49

A fierce political row is brewing in Angola where opposition parties accuse the ruling MPLA of exerting too much influence over the organisation of the country’s upcoming general election.

Angolan journalist jailed for libel

2011-10-11 10:32

An Angolan journalist faces a year in prison for libel after he published allegations of corruption by the military elite.

Angolan MPLA: Unita planning uprising

2011-09-16 21:06

A senior figure in Angola's ruling MPLA party has accused the main opposition party Unita of planning a nationwide civil disobedience campaign to oust the president, a report says.

Unita says no to Constitution

2010-01-22 08:30

Angola's parliament has approved the nation's first constitution, cementing the power of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, despite Unita opposition.

 

Dos Santos named in dodgy Russian deal

2013-04-17 09:02

An anti-graft body says it has new evidence that the Angolan president received millions in kickbacks in the late 1990s, part of an allegedly dodgy debt repayment deal between Angola and Russia.

Angola court rejects 2 appeals on vote

2012-09-19 19:01

Angola’s top court has rejected appeals by two opposition parties on alleged irregularities in a vote won last month by President Jose Eduardo dos Santos' ruling MPLA party.

40% abstention at Angola elections

2012-09-04 14:50

Angola's electoral commission says 40% of voters abstained – a shocking rate for Africa that some blamed on cynicism over the ruling party's expected victory after 33 years in power.

Dos Santos asks Angola for another term

2012-08-30 08:07

President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has asked Angolans to give him five more years in power to further his drive to rebuild the country after its 27-year civil war.

Angola approves 9 parties for elections

2012-07-03 10:24

Nine Angolan parties and coalitions will battle it out in upcoming parliamentary elections, the oil-rich nation’s third since independence in 1975, its top constitutional authority says.

Unita denies organising anti-govt rallies

2011-10-20 09:47

Angola’s main opposition party, Unita, has denied organising any of the protests calling on the long-serving president to resign, a report says.

Key political risks to watch in Angola

2011-10-03 12:37

Here are some of the key political risks to watch in Angola after reports that President Jose Eduardo dos Santos may step down before or one year after a 2012 general election.

Angola to shut market for poor

2010-05-27 21:06

The Roque Santeiro market in Angolan capital Luanda, where the poor can make a living or buy cheap food for their families, is set to be shut down by the government.

 
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