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Daughter of Angola's ex-president sacked as state oil chief

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Critics say Dos Santos turned Angola into family business

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Angola's Dos Santos: a family business

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West Feliciana Sheriff: Inmate captured after escape attempt Thursday from Angola

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Angola court upholds government poll win

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Angola court upholds government poll win


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Where did those results comes from? Angola opposition asks elections agency

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Where did those results comes from? Angola opposition asks elections agency


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MPLA’s Lourenco set for power after Angola polls

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SADC leaders set to meet in Angola over Zimbabwe crisis
Cape Town – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is expected to discuss Zimbabwe’s political crisis in Luanda, Angola on Tuesday, the presidency has said in a statement. The statement said that President Jacob Zuma in his capacity as chair of SADC "will attend the summit of the SADC Organ Troika Plus Chairperson of SADC which will take place in Luanda, Angola on Tuesday"   Read More ...
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Hawks qualify for FIBA quarters in Angola - Capital Sports
Equity Hawks women’s basketball team qualified for the quarter finals of the ongoing FIBA Africa Women’s Championships Cup in Luanda, Angola after beating V-Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo 67-62. Speaking after the match, Equity Hawks head coach David Maina said that the team drew vital lessons during their first three games and it was time for the ladies to come out of the woods and increase their chances of qualifying for the next stage   Read More ...
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Daughter of Angola's ex-president, Africa's richest woman sacked as state oil chief - Capital Business
, Luanda, Angolan President Joao Lourenco on Wednesday fired his predecessor’s daughter from her influential post as head of the Sonangol state oil company, the presidency said in a statement. The sacking marks a watershed moment in Lourenco’s young presidency as he seeks to assert his authority and clear out the legacy of his controversial predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled with an iron grip for 38 years   Read More ...
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Daughter of Angola's ex-president sacked as state oil chief
Luanda - Angolan President Joao Lourenco on Wednesday fired his predecessor's daughter from her influential post as head of the Sonangol state oil company, the presidency said in a statement. Her appointment to the oil giant last year was widely criticised as a symbol of the nepotism and corruption that flourished under Dos Santos. Lourenco swept to power as the ruling party's candidate in August elections after pledging to clean up Angola's endemic graft and revive its listless economy   Read More ...
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Angolan Leader Ousts Predecessor’s Daughter as Oil Chief
Photo After making a campaign promise to root out nepotism, Angola’s new leader turned his sights Wednesday on the oil industry, ousting his predecessor’s daughter as head of the nation’s largest company. The move by President João Lourenço shakes up the country’s political calculus and its oil-based economy, which has been plagued by corruption. The state oil company, Sonangol, has long been viewed as a vehicle for promoting the interests of former President José Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the country for 38 years   Read More ...
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Isabel Dos Santos sacked from Angola state oil firm
The president of Angola, Joao Lourenco, has fired the daughter of his predecessor as head of the country's state oil company Sonangol. Isabel Dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of former President José Eduardo dos Santos, is Africa's richest woman. Mr Dos Santos was Africa's longest-serving leader until he stepped down in September after 37 years in power. President Lourenco, known as JLo, has promised to tackle corruption Correspondents say he wants to weaken the influence of the Dos Santos family   Read More ...
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Daughter of Angola's ex-president sacked as state oil chief
Luanda, Angola | AFP | Angolan President Joao Lourenco on Wednesday fired his predecessor’s daughter from her influential post as head of the Sonangol state oil company, the presidency said in a statement. Her appointment to the oil giant last year was widely criticised as a symbol of the nepotism and corruption that flourished under Dos Santos. Lourenco swept to power as the ruling party’s candidate in August elections after pledging to clean up Angola’s endemic graft and revive its listless economy   Read More ...
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Angola president dismisses Sonangol chair Isabel dos Santos
LUANDA (Reuters) - Angolan President Joao Lourenco dismissed Isabel dos Santos as chair of the state oil company Sonangol on Wednesday in a dramatic move against the family of the former president. The daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled Angola for 38 years until stepping down in September, was replaced by Carlos Saturnino, the president’s office said in a statement   Read More ...
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Former Angola president’s daughter sacked from state oil firm
The eldest daughter of former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos has been sacked as chair of the board of the state-owned oil firm Sonangol. A presidential decree on Wednesday said Ms Isabel dos Santos had been replaced by Mr Carlos Saturnino. Ms dos Santos was appointed to chair the Sonangol board of directors by her father in June 2016. She was tasked with the responsibility of ensuring the restructuring of the state company   Read More ...
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Daughter of Angola's ex-president sacked as state oil chief | IOL News
Angolan President Joao Lourenco on Wednesday fired his predecessor's daughter from her influential post as head of the Sonangol state oil company, the presidency said in a statement. Her appointment to the oil giant last year was widely criticised as a symbol of the nepotism and corruption that flourished under Dos Santos. Lourenco swept to power as the ruling party's candidate in August elections after pledging to clean up Angola's endemic graft and revive its listless economy   Read More ...
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Angola strengthening ties with Korea
The following is an article contributed by the Embassy of the Republic of Angola in Seoul on the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of independence and Angola National Day. ― ED. African country celebrates 42nd anniversary of National Day. Angola, a country located in western part of Southern Africa, celebrated the 42nd anniversary of national independence on Nov. 11   Read More ...
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Arab Spring, China cost us a democratic moment
After 38 years as president of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos reign as the country’s chief executive has come to an end. Though he’s no longer president, Dos Santos is for now still Angola’s ruler, because he remains president of the country’s powerful governing Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA). Ahead of the rigged August 23 election, which paved the way for his successor Joao Lourenco, dos Santos covered his flanks by making a series of changes to Angola’s security services leadership, that strengthened his hand   Read More ...
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Angola to swear-in new MPs on Thursday
The new Angolan legislators will take the oath of office on Thursday. The date is contained in the southern Africa state's political calendar that saw former Defence minister João Lourenço installed as president on Tuesday. The opposition parties; the Union for the Total Independence of Angola (Unita), the Board of Convergence for Angolan Salvation- Electoral Coalition (Casa-Ce), the Social Renovation Party (PRS) and National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA), had vowed to boycott parliament, but last week accepted to take their parliamentary seats   Read More ...
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China to advance ties with Angola: special envoy
Angolan President Joao Lourenco (R) meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy Chen Yuan, who is vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, in Luanda, Angola, Sept. 26, 2017. (Xinhua/Chen Cheng) Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy Chen Yuan has expressed China's commitment to advancing ties with Angola, which on Tuesday inaugurated its new president   Read More ...
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Angola opposition leader quits following poll defeat
Luanda - The leader of Angola's main opposition party Unita said on Wednesday he would quit following defeat in last month's election, which he alleges was rigged in the ruling party's favour. Isaias Samakuva, 71, took over Unita after longtime rebel leader Jonas Savimbi was killed in 2002, a death that marked the beginning of the end of Angola's bloody 27-year civil war   Read More ...
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Angola’s Samakuva to step down as UNITA opposition party leader
LUANDA (Reuters) - The veteran leader of Angola’s largest opposition party said on Wednesday he would step down to allow someone else keep the new government of President Joao Lourenco to account. Isaias Samakuva, who has led UNITA since 2003, said a new leader should take the party forward through the “new political cycle”. He announced his departure a day after Lourenco was sworn in as only the third president of Angola since independence from Portugal in 1975, ending 38 years of rule by Jose Eduardo dos Santos   Read More ...
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Angola gets new president after 38 years, but its outgoing leader and his family still cling to power
After 38 years as president of Angola, Jose Eduardo dos Santos left the nation’s highest office Tuesday, but not without making sure he and his family continue to maintain control. Following an election last month, former defense minister Joao Lourenco was sworn into power, but only after Dos Santos passed decrees shoring up his power and leaving doubts on how much room to maneuver the new president will have   Read More ...
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Angola swears in Joao Lourenco as president
Joao Lourenco has been sworn in as president of Angola, becoming the first new leader in the oil-rich southern African nation in almost four decades. Lourenco, 63, took over on Tuesday from Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the former Portuguese colony for 38 years. The Portuguese news agency Lusa said thousands of people were on hand for the inauguration, which ended with a military parade and a 21-gun salute   Read More ...
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Joao Lourenco sworn in as Angola's new president
Joao Lourenco was sworn in as Angola's new president on Tuesday, taking over from the longtime leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos. The inauguration ceremony was held at Luanda's Republic Square, attended by 1,000 national and foreign guests, including 30 heads of state and government. Lourenco, 63, and the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) became the winners of the August 23 general elections, winning 61 percent of the votes   Read More ...
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Critics say Dos Santos turned Angola into family business
Critics of outgoing Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos accuse him of stripping his country of much of its vast oil wealth to enrich himself and his family. Dos Santos, who will step down today after 38 years of iron-fisted rule, appointed several family members to key economic jobs during his presidency. Banking, telecoms, media and most significantly oil are among the industries that have felt the far-reaching influence of the Dos Santos brood   Read More ...
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Angola's Dos Santos: a family business
Luanda - Critics of outgoing Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos accuse him of stripping his country of much of its vast oil wealth to enrich himself and his family. Dos Santos, who will step down on Tuesday after 38 years of iron-fisted rule, has appointed several family members to key economic jobs during his presidency. Banking, telecoms, media and most significantly oil are among the industries that have felt the far-reaching influence of the Dos Santos brood   Read More ...
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Angola's Dos Santos: a family business
Luanda, Angola | AFP | Critics of outgoing Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos accuse him of stripping his country of much of its vast oil wealth to enrich himself and his family. Dos Santos, who will step down on Tuesday after 38 years of iron-fisted rule, has appointed several family members to key economic jobs during his presidency. Banking, telecoms, media and most significantly oil are among the industries that have felt the far-reaching influence of the Dos Santos brood   Read More ...
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Zim, Angola ties must benefit people: Mphoko | The
Felex Share in Luanda, Angola. Zimbabwe and Angola should take advantage of the relationship they shared during the days of the liberation struggle to strengthen economic cooperation that benefit their people, Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has said. VP Mphoko, who is here for the inauguration of Angolan president-elect Joao Lourenco tomorrow, said the political relations between the two countries needed to be complemented by strong economic ties   Read More ...
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Angola's state hospital poor people assume is private
Oil-rich Angola has provided free public health care since its independence in 1975. But does the system favours the elite, asks Mayeni Jones. Many residents of the Angolan capital Luanda have assured me that the Multiperfil clinic is private, and I can see why they would believe that. The hospital is one of the best I have ever visited in sub-Saharan Africa   Read More ...
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Angola's opposition drops boycott threat
LUANDA. 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. "We will sit in parliament in order to continue the democratic struggle within and outside of our institutions," Unita head Isaias Samakuva said at a press conference in Viana, a suburb of the capital Luanda   Read More ...
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Angola's UNITA drops parliament boycott threat over vote dispute
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 dropping its call for supporters to take to the streets against the vote that kept the country’s ruling MPLA party in power   Read More ...
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Angola's ruling party regains power but faces legitimacy questions
Claudia Gastrow, 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 de Angola (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola)   Read More ...
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West Feliciana Sheriff: Inmate captured after escape attempt Thursday from Angola
Authorities captured an inmate on a roof of a prison building after he attempted to escape Thursday from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Assistant Warden of Programming Gary Young said the inmate, Emmanuel Scott, was found on a roof in the prison's Camp D area. Officials were prepared for a "full fledged chase and escape" situation, Young said. "All of our security protocols worked," Young said   Read More ...
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Angola’s Constitution Court rejects appeal to annul election results
SUMMARY Angola’s Constitution Court has rejected an appeal to annul election results. Court said evidence presented by National Union for the Total Independence of Angola did not prove there were any irregularities LUANDA: Angola’s Constitutional Court rejected on Wednesday an appeal by the largest opposition party to annul the results of last month’s election, which gave a landslide victory to the ruling MPLA party   Read More ...
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Angolan court validates August 23 election outcome
By ARNALDO VIEIRA in Luanda Angola's Constitutional Court (CC) Wednesday ruled against on an opposition petition seeking to overturn the results of the August 23 election which extended the ruling MPLA party's 42-year grip on power. CC head Rui Ferreira made the announcement saying that though there were some were irregularities, all the opposition concerns were not valid. “The August 23 election were free, transparent, universal and in accordance with the country’s Constitution and law, they are valid,” Mr Ferreira said   Read More ...
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Angolan court validates August 23 election outcome
Angola's Constitutional Court (CC) Wednesday ruled against on an opposition petition seeking to overturn the results of the August 23 election which extended the ruling MPLA party's 42-year grip on power. CC head Rui Ferreira made the announcement saying that though there were some were irregularities, all the opposition concerns were not valid. “The August 23 election were free, transparent, universal and in accordance with the country’s Constitution and law, they are valid,” Mr Ferreira said   Read More ...
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Angola's opposition loses appeal to annul election result
Angolaâs Constitutional Court rejected on Wednesday an appeal by the largest opposition party to annul the results of last monthâs election, which gave a landslide victory to the ruling MPLA party. In a 38 page court document, the Constitutional Court said the evidence presented by The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) did not prove there were any irregularities or biases in the electoral process   Read More ...
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Angola's opposition loses appeal to annul election result
LUANDA: Angola’s Constitutional Court rejected on Wednesday an appeal by the largest opposition party to annul the results of last month’s election, which gave a landslide victory to the ruling MPLA party. In a 38 page court document, the Constitutional Court said the evidence presented by The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) did not prove there were any irregularities or biases in the electoral process   Read More ...
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Angola's opposition loses appeal to annul election result
LUANDA (Reuters) - Angola’s Constitutional Court rejected on Wednesday an appeal by the largest opposition party to annul the results of last month’s election, which gave a landslide victory to the ruling MPLA party. In a 38 page court document, the Constitutional Court said the evidence presented by The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) did not prove there were any irregularities or biases in the electoral process   Read More ...
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Angola court upholds government poll win
Luanda, Angola | AFP | Angola’s constitutional court on Wednesday upheld the ruling party’s landslide win in last month’s election which will usher in the MPLA’s fourth decade in power and rejected opposition claims the poll was flawed. The ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola won 61.7 percent of the vote, and 150 of the 220 seats in parliament, the country’s electoral commission said in its final results   Read More ...
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Lessons for Uganda from Angola
ANALYSIS: Long serving Angola President retires to a quiet sunset. Can it happen in Uganda? Kampala, Uganda RONALD MUSOKE | Renowned Ugandan political researcher and analyst Frederick Golooba Mutebi (PhD) says there is no guarantee of a smooth transition from long-serving President Yoweri Museveni as happened recently in Angola where President José Dos Santos quit after 38 years. But, Golooba says, a smooth transition is still possible in Uganda   Read More ...
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Angolan opposition parties file complaint on election result
Luanda, Angola | 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 request at the Constitutional Court in Luanda for the results to be overturned, AFP reporters saw   Read More ...
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Silverbacks fall short in Angola AfroBasket opener
Today Uganda v Morocco. Angola v CAR. There are losses that feel like wins. Uganda's 94-89 overtime defeat to Angola on day one of Afrobasket 2017 will go down in history as the loss that was a victory. The Silverbacks should have actually beaten Angola; they led by as many as 21 points in the second quarter, by 15 at halftime and most importantly by five points with 51 seconds to go   Read More ...
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Xi congratulates Joao Lourenco on election as Angolan president
BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday extended congratulations to Joao Lourenco on his election as Angolan president. In his congratulatory message, Xi said that Angola is China's important strategic partner in Africa. "I attach great importance to the development of China-Angola relations and stand ready to work with you to gain more achievements in advancing the China-Angola strategic partnership, so as to benefit the two countries and two peoples," Xi said   Read More ...
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Angolan opposition parties file complaint on election result
Luanda - 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 request at the Constitutional Court in Luanda for the results to be overturned, AFP reporters saw   Read More ...
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