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Angolan President Joao Lourenco has compared the fight against corruption in his country to "touching a wasps nest", a day after his predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos refuted allegations he emptied the state's finances.
Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa touched down in Angola on Monday kicking off a two-day trip designed to improve ties between Luanda and its former colonial master.
Ex-president Jose Eduardo dos Santos will bow out from Angolan politics which he dominated for nearly four decades when he hands leadership of the ruling party to President Joao Lourenco on Saturday.
Several senior government officials have reportedly been summoned by a Zimbabwe parliamentary portfolio committee over the missing $15bn diamond revenue, and two Nigerian brides reportedly left their wedding receptions to write final exams.
Tensions between Angola's president and his long-serving predecessor have erupted into the open as an anti-corruption drive targets the former ruler's family.
No one is immune to change in leadership that has led many African presidents to lose their coveted top job, writes The Conversation.
Angolan President Joao Lourenco has denied "any tension" with his long-serving predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos, many of whose relatives and friends he has sacked from public office in a fight against corruption in the oil-rich southern African nation.
The start of the clean-up operation did not take long. Within three months of taking control of Angola, President Joao Lourenco sacked his predecessor's daughter as head of the state-run oil company and set about dismantling the empire built by Jose Eduardo dos Santos.
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.
Jose Eduardo dos Santos's 38-year reign over Angola has finally come to an end after his hand-picked successor Joao Lourenco was inaugurated as president at a ceremony in Luanda.
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.
Angolan President Joao Lourenco has been voted in as leader of the ruling MPLA party, as former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos stepped down after dominating the country's politics for nearly four decades.
Swiss authorities have raided multiple sites as part of a money-laundering probe tied to Angola's sovereign wealth fund, the top prosecutor's office says.
The son of Angola's former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos planned to siphon off $1.5 billion when he ran the oil-rich country's sovereign wealth fund, the finance ministry says.
Former Angolan leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos says he will quit as head of the governing party by 2019 after the ruling MPLA denied tensions with his successor, President Joao Lourenco.
Too often developments in one country are seen in isolation. In southern Africa events in one affect others in the region, writes The Conversation.
Angola's state oil company has announced an investigation into "possible misappropriation" of funds by Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of the former president, during her time as the company's chief executive.
Angola's new president has unveiled a programme of corporate tax sweeteners intended to boost foreign investment and ease the oil-rich country's dependence on the lacklustre price of crude.
President Robert Mugabe has accused some members of his own party of causing shortages in a bid to trigger a revolt against his government, and Joao Lourenco has been sworn in as Angola's next president.
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.
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