Angola coup trial opens with 35 accused

2016-12-04 11:04

An Angolan court was on Friday shown automatic weapons allegedly used in a coup attempt against long-ruling President Jose Eduardo dos Santos in January.

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.

Basson's hearing adjourned

2013-04-17 14:20

Former surgeon general Niel Knobel is expected to testify on behalf of cardiologist Wouter Basson, when his ethical conduct hearing resumes in July.

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.

Angolan opposition wants election delayed

2012-08-25 07:11

Angola's main opposition party has called for the national election to be postponed for a month to allow time to correct a lack of transparency in the poll and violations of the electoral law.

Angolan war vets angry over pensions

2012-07-10 21:09

A decade after the end of Angola's brutal civil war, veterans are threatening to block general elections in seven weeks if authorities fail to pay them their promised pensions.

Angola marks 10 yrs of end to civil war

2012-04-04 14:09

Angola is preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the end of its civil war, with President Jose Eduardo dos Santos expected to unveil a monument near the site where a long-time rebel leader was killed.

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 opposition boycotts vote over transparency, China loans

2015-07-23 16:07

Opposition legislators have boycotted a vote in Angola’s parliament in a rare show of dissent against one of Africa’s most autocratic governments, accusing it of covering up details of lawmaking and new loan deals struck with China.

Angolan president sacks security chief

2013-11-16 09:28

Angola's president has reportedly sacked his intelligence and state security chief, amid allegations linking the sector's staff to the disappearance of two activists.

Basson calls expert witness

2013-04-15 13:31

Cape Town cardiologist Wouter Basson has called a renowned toxicologist, to testify on his behalf at his ethical conduct hearing in Pretoria.

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 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.

Angolan election commission head removed

2012-05-18 12:40

An Angolan court has reversed the appointment of the election commission head, linked to the ruling party, because she didn't qualify for the post, opposition parties say.

Angolan youth lead pro-democracy push

2012-04-02 19:37

Angolan rights activists say that young protesters are leading the pro-democracy push using the internet.

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