ARTICLES RELATING TO JOSE EDUARDO DOS SANTOS

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.

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 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.

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.

 

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.

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 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.

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.

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