Claudia Gastrow, University of Johannesburg The swearing in of the new Angolan parliament marks the first time in 38 years that Angola has a new president. João Lourenço, who Angolans refer to as “JLo”, replaces the long-serving José Eduardo dos Santos, who carries on as president of the ruling MPLA, the Movimento Popular de Libertação…

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…

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…

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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