By ARNALDO VIEIRA in Luanda The United Nations Security Council is investigating the violation of sanctions by Angola and Mozambique against North Korea, VOA Radio reported. According to the report on Monday, Mozambique had purchased weapons from North Korea and a company from the Asian state was operating in Angola. “According to a report produced…

By Ventures Last week, Kenya’s supreme court annulled the August 8 presidential election results and ordered a rerun within sixty days. The world and incumbent and declared winner, Uhuru Kenyatta, were stunned. The court’s decision sets a precedent for subsequent elections in Kenya and potentially, in Africa at large. The results were cancelled after main…

Stephen Eisenhammer LUANDA (Reuters) – Angola’s main opposition party has appealed to the constitutional court to annul the results of last month’s election, which gave a landslide victory to the ruling MPLA, arguing the electoral process failed to comply with the law. The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) presented the appeal,…

Luanda, Sept 8 (AFP) — Three Angolan opposition parties on Friday filed a complaint against the outcome of nationwide elections on August 23 that asserted the 42-year grip of the ruling MPLA party. Representatives from the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) and two smaller parties, the FNLA and PNS, lodged a…

AFW2017090857105485 Lisbon Africa Monitor in English 08 Sep 17 [Article by Paulo Guilherme: “Angola: UNITA and CASA-CE Between Extreme Positions of Regime and Civil Society”] 1. The expectations of the international community, shared by Angolan civil society, that the regime would recognize irregularities in the electoral process, leading to a more transparent assessment of electoral…

Angola is a country in Southern Africa which borders the South Atlantic Ocean and is between Namibia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Despite its massive oil reserves, the country scores low on the human development index – an index that measures the quality of life in a country. Angola suffered from a civil…

By allAfrica Luanda — The Constitutional Court last Wednesday turned down an appeal filed by the CASA-CE coalition, in which this political organisation that participated in the last August 23 elections requested a re-analysis and repeal of the court’s decision number 458/2017 issued on August 30, this year. The present Constitutional Court Decision rejects CASA-CE’s…

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 7, 2017 The United States congratulates the people of Angola for exercising their democratic right to vote in the August 23 historic national elections. We look forward to working with President-elect João Lourenço and the new Parliament of the Republic of Angola to further strengthen our…

By VOA JOHANNESBURG — Angola’s first new president in decades has a big job ahead of him: He inherits a nation mired in recession, plagued with corruption, and home to some of the worst income inequality seen anywhere in the world. Worse still, the falling price of oil — the nation’s main cash cow —…

By Africa Review Four political parties that contested the August 23 election in Angola have united to challenge the outcome. The parties said in a statement that the provisional results announced by the National Electoral Commission (CNE) were illegal and unconstitutional. The Union for the Total Independence of Angola (Unita), the Board of Convergence for…

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