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…

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…

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…

Fonte: Radio Angola O líder da UNITA, Isaías Samakuva começou por considerar que foi à Washington à convite do Centro dos Estudos Estratégicos Internacionais dos Estados Unidos de América, onde participou num debate que para Samakuva, foi uma oportunidade proveitosa. Washington: Em declarações exclusivas à Rádio Angola, o presidente do maior partido na oposição em…

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