Angola's ruling party regains power but faces legitimacy questions

2017-09-15 16:04

Angola's recent election results showed the ruling MPLA losing support across the country. If opposition claims are to be taken seriously, the losses could be more severe than they appear, writes The Conversation.

Angolan opposition parties file complaint on election result

2017-09-09 12:59

Three Angolan opposition parties have filed a complaint against the outcome of nationwide elections on August 23 that asserted the 42-year grip of the ruling MPLA party.

SA, Moz, Angola troops head to Lesotho after commander's killing

2017-09-07 14:00

Troops from several southern African countries, including South Africa, are deploying to Lesotho amid tensions over the shooting death of the mountain kingdom's military commander.

Angola opposition parties call for election recount

2017-09-04 10:00

Four opposition parties in Angola have called for a recount in last week's general election, alleging "irregularities" during the vote that kept the ruling party in power.

What do Isabel and Duduzane have in common?

2017-09-03 06:01

He may not emulate it purposefully, but President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane Zuma’s accumulation of wealth is a playbook of that of Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman.

Angola opposition to contest election loss in court

2017-08-27 16:01

One of Angola's main opposition parties plans to contest the results of last week's general election, alleging unfair conduct during the vote that kept the ruling party of former president Jose Eduardo Dos Santos in power.

A welcome change of guard in Angola

2017-08-27 05:58

Though still governed by the same political party, expectations are high among Angolans that José Eduardo dos Santos’ exit will turn the country’s economic fortunes around.

LATEST: Angola ruling party ahead in provisional results

2017-08-25 10:00

Angola's election commission says the ruling MPLA party is showing a wide lead in the presidential vote with more than 65% of ballots counted.

Ruling MPLA party wins Angola elections: poll official

2017-08-24 21:00

The ruling MPLA party won Angola's elections, a poll official has announced, with party candidate Joao Lourenco now set to succeed President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos who has ruled for 38 years.

The Latest: Opposition challenges Angola ruling party claim

2017-08-24 17:03

The main opposition party in Angola is challenging the ruling party's claim that it won national elections and is urging the country's election commission to release provisional results.


Angola’s new leader must tread carefully

2017-09-10 06:00

MPLA presidential candidate João Lourenço has promised to tackle corruption, but he will struggle with his predecessor’s grip on power, writes Justin Pearce.

Top Africa stories: SADC, Zim, Kenya

2017-09-08 09:00

Troops from several southern African countries, including SA, are deploying to Lesotho following the murder of the country's military chief, and Britain and MDC the have refuted claims of a 'political deal' with Zimbabwean VP Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Angola's election commission dismisses opposition complaints

2017-09-06 21:04

Angola's election commission has dismissed complaints by opposition parties that questioned provisional results declaring the ruling party to be the winner of the August 23 vote.

Angola's Dos Santos: One last gift from father to daughter

2017-09-03 06:01

Emails reveal the president’s daughter is a hidden shareholder who owns almost 40% of a consortium that won a bid to build a multimillion-dollar dam.

Election unlikely to herald the change Angolans have been clamouring for

2017-08-28 13:14

Angola's president-elect, João Lourenço, has a reputation for relative probity. But, he's unlikely to rock the boat as Eduardo dos Santos remains party person, writes The Conversation.

Top Africa stories: Zuma, Grace Mugabe, Kenya

2017-08-27 10:00

Zimbabwe's first lady has made her first public appearance since leaving South Africa, and a white Zimbabwean farmer says he nearly lost his life as 'land grabbers allegedly shot at him'.

Angola's MPLA party wins election, defence minister to lead

2017-08-25 14:00

Angola's election commission says the ruling MPLA party has won the national election with 61% of the vote, meaning Defence Minister Joao Lourenco will replace President Jose Eduardo dos Santos after his 38-year rule.

Top Africa stories: Mbeki, Grace Mugabe, Sierra Leone

2017-08-25 08:30

A group of prominent Zimbabwean political activists has apologised to South Africans over Grace Mugabe's "wrath", and SA government has pledged R8 million to assist Sierra Leone following a deadly mudslide.

Angola opposition party claims vote is narrow

2017-08-24 19:59

The main opposition party in Angola says its own partial tally from national elections indicates that it is trailing the ruling party by only 7%, contradicting the ruling party's claim that it won a majority.

Angola's ruling party claims victory in election: report

2017-08-24 15:05

Angola's ruling party says it won a majority in the country's election with five million votes counted so far, opening the way for defence minister to succeed President Jose Eduardo dos Santos after his 38-year rule, a report says.

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