Angola ex-rebel chief Savimbi to be buried on Saturday: family

2019-05-29 18:46

Angola's main opposition party, the former rebel movement Unita, says it plans to go ahead with a public funeral this weekend for its ex-leader Jonas Savimbi after a dispute with the government over the handling of his remains.

Angola to exhume body of rebel chief Savimbi for 'dignified' burial

2018-08-15 19:19

The body of Angola rebel chief Jonas Savimbi, killed in 2002, will be exhumed before the end of the year so it be can be buried "with dignity," his party has said.

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.

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 awaits election results amid opposition complaints

2017-08-24 13:00

Angolans are awaiting the results of an election in which the defence minister is the front-runner to succeed President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who will quit after 38 years in power.

As vote looms, Angolans chafe over Dos Santos era

2017-08-22 19:03

After nearly 40 years under the rule of President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, millions of Angolans are angry and frustrated - and many seem determined to use Wednesday's elections to express their hunger for change.

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 ex-president's son remanded on corruption charge

2018-09-25 10:04

The son of Angola's ex-president Jose Eduardo dos Santos has been remanded in custody in a $1.5-billion corruption case, a state prosecutor said Monday.

Angola opposition leader quits following poll defeat

2017-09-27 20:39

The leader of Angola's main opposition party Unita says he would quit following defeat in last month's election, which he alleges was rigged in the ruling party's favour.

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.

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.

Angolan vote heralds new leader after president's long rule

2017-08-23 18:10

Angolans are voting in an election in which the defense minister is the front-runner to succeed President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who will relinquish the post after 38 years in power

Dos Santos: Angola's secretive leader heads towards exit

2017-08-21 20:36

When Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos steps down and his successor is chosen in Wednesday's elections, it will bring to an end a 38-year reign dominated by his unrelenting authoritarian style.

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.

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