Angola president fights 'wasp nest' of corruption in country

2018-11-23 13:31

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.

Portuguese PM arrives in ex-colony Angola to mend fences

2018-09-18 14:33

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.

Angola: Dos Santos's era of absolute power ends

2018-09-07 13:19

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.

Top Africa stories: Zim's $15bn diamond saga, Nigerian brides

2018-04-11 10:38

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.

Angola rivalry as veteran Dos Santos casts long shadow

2018-03-30 09:45

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.

Africa waves some leaders goodbye: but is the democratic deficit any narrower?

2018-02-23 12:41

No one is immune to change in leadership that has led many African presidents to lose their coveted top job, writes The Conversation.

Angolan leader denies tensions with predecessor despite clean-up campaign

2018-01-08 21:34

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.

Angola's new president picks apart the dos Santos empire

2017-11-27 08:45

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.

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 swears in Lourenco, first new president for 38 years

2017-09-26 14:00

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.


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.

Lourenco takes reins as Angola's ex-president quits as party chief

2018-09-10 15:26

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.

Switzerland opens criminal probe tied to Angola fund

2018-05-22 13:20

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.

Angolan ex-strongman's son planned to steal $1.5 bln: govt

2018-04-10 10:33

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.

Angola's ex-leader Eduardo dos Santos to quit as ruling party boss

2018-03-17 10:12

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.

Stability in southern Africa hinges on how leaders gain and lose power

2018-01-23 10:27

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 oil giant probes Isabel dos Santos graft claims

2017-12-20 14:47

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 leader vows to revive moribund economy

2017-10-17 06:01

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.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, pastor Mawarire, Angola

2017-09-27 08:30

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 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.

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