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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.

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.

 

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 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.

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