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.

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.

Top Africa stories: Mbeki, Grace Mugabe, Sierra Leone

2017-08-25 08:30

A group of prominent Zimbabwean political activists has apologised to South Africans over Grace Mugabe's "wrath", and SA government has pledged R8 million to assist Sierra Leone following a deadly mudslide.

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.

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

Angola's dos Santos to quit after 38 years in power

2017-08-22 12:30

Angolans are set to vote in an election that will see President Jose Eduardo do Santos quit after nearly four decades in power.


Angola's 'political Lazarus' to be sworn in

2017-09-26 08:33

Angola's new president, Joao Lourenco who is set to be be sworn in, is a former general who spent several years in the political wilderness after angling for the top job in the 1990s.

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.

The Latest: Opposition challenges Angola ruling party claim

2017-08-24 17:03

The main opposition party in Angola is challenging the ruling party's claim that it won national elections and is urging the country's election commission to release provisional results.

Angola heads to polls as Dos Santos ends 38-year rule

2017-08-23 08:32

Angolans are voting in an election marking the end of President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos's 38-year reign, with his MPLA party set to retain power despite the economic crisis.

Angola: The Dos Santos regime's key moments

2017-08-22 11:04

President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has ruled Angola since 1979, will not contest the August 23 election, marking a historic change in the oil-rich country. Take a look at some of his regime's key moments.

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