By Christopher Torchia | AP JOHANNESBURG — The former president of Angola on Saturday said he made mistakes during his long rule but was holding his “head high” as he stepped down as leader of the ruling MPLA party. The political exit of Jose Eduardo dos Santos comes as President Joao Lourenco, a former defense minister, pledges…

By Mary Harper Africa editor, BBC World Service News There has been a lot of talk about how not much is going to change in Angola, despite the impending departure of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has served for nearly 40 years. The oil-rich country, often described as one of the most corrupt in…

By AFP Angola’s parliament passed a law on Friday that will drastically limit the powers of the country’s future presidents in matters of security and defence. The law will only apply to successors of the current head of state, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has enjoyed unfettered control of Angola’s sprawling military and security…

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