Luanda, Angola | AFP | The leading opposition party in Angola said Saturday its lawmakers would take their seats in parliament, withdrawing a threat to boycott the assembly to protest last month’s election outcome. The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), which won 27 percent of the vote, also said it was…

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,…

By Remi Piet TRT WORLD After nearly forty years in power, Jose Eduardo dos Santos no longer rules Angola. Decades of the Dos Santos Kleptocracy means that the new president will have little power to capture the reins of the economy from the former president’s family. As expected, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of…

Angola is hosting 1,440 election observers in parts of the country to monitor the August 23 general elections. 1,200 of the observers are from the international community while 240 are local observers who have registered with the electoral commission, Chairperson of the National Electoral Commission (CNE), André da Silva Neto said on Tuesday in Luanda…

By Africanews The Angolan police chief has announced the deployment of 120,000 air and ground security personnel around the country to ensure peace during the electioneering period. Commissioner-General Ambrósio de Lemos told the African Union observer mission on Tuesday that the troops include 108,000 police officers and the rest from the special forces. He also…

Angolans go to the polls on Wednesday to pick their first new president in decades, but money-laundering and bribery cases in Portugal are raising questions about the ability of Africa’s No. 2 oil producer to tackle corruption and right its economy. By Gabriele Steinhauser in Luanda, Angola, and Patricia Kowsmann in Lisbon João Lourenço, the…

RISKS THAT STILL THREATEN THE INTEGRITY AND LENGTH OF THE ELECTORAL RESULTS Source: Radio Angola The Law governing the organization of general elections scheduled for August 23, Law No. 36/11, was approved by consensus, not by majority, in December 2011, due to a popular demonstration organized by UNITA in November 2011 This law imposes adequate…

By allAfrica.com Luanda — The Interior Ministry has urged the provincial governments to ban rallies and demonstrations by non-competing organisations, ahead of 23 August general elections. This is expressed in press release distributed Saturday in Luanda. The decision followed the information reached the Interior Ministry of which some non-competing organisations plan to stage street actions…

By Maka Angola A poll commissioned by the office of the Presidency suggests that while the ruling MPLA may still win this month’s general election, their approval rating has plummeted. An astonishing 91% of over 9,000 respondents say that the current MPLA leadership acts in its own interest, and not in the best interest of…

By Reuters LUANDA (Reuters) – The European Union has scrapped plans to observe elections in Angola next month, after Luanda failed to agree to a package of conditions, including access to all parts of the country during the poll, an EU spokesperson said on Friday. The EU expects instead to send a smaller team of…

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