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…

Por SAPO24 As duas principais formações da oposição em Angola, a UNITA e a CASA-CE, obtiveram juntas mais votos na província de Luanda do que o MPLA (no poder há 42 anos), ao contrário do que aconteceu nas eleições de 2008 e 2012. Os resultados da província de Luanda, um dos mais populosos e onde…

Por Publico Angola é rica em petróleo, tem outros recursos por explorar e população jovem, ávida de educação e emprego. Factores que se deviam conjugar para criar condições de vida digna para o povo e pôr o país a puxar pela Paz e pelos Objectivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável em África e globalmente. Essa seria a…

The New York Times e Wall Street Journal publicaram esta terça-feira, na véspera das eleições angolanas, reportagens sobre a corrupção angolana por Alexandre R. Malhado Os jornais norte-americanos The New York Times e Wall Street Journal publicaram esta terça-feira, na véspera das eleições angolanas, reportagens que exploram a corrupção em Angola, que “coloniza” Portugal para…

By NORIMITSU ONISHI LISBON — How the roles have reversed: The colonizer, some Portuguese contend, has been colonized. On the Portuguese coast of Cascais, where the nation’s royal court used to summer, a new 14-story condominium building looms confidently by the sea. So many of its apartments have been bought by Angola’s ruling class —…

By The Economist The ruling party will probably win the coming election, but corruption is weakening it IT IS fitting that the black-and-red flag of Angola is hardly distinguishable from that of its ruling party. The People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) has led the country since independence from Portugal in 1975. At…

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 WPR With Jose Eduardo dos Santos stepping down after 38 years in power, there is little expectation in Angola of fair and free elections later this month. The ruling party headed by dos Santos has taken several steps to ensure its grip on power, stacking the deck against opposition parties and creating an election…

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