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

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Angola's opposition loses appeal to annul election result

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Angola court upholds government poll win

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Silverbacks fall short in Angola AfroBasket opener

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Angolans vote as Dos Santos ends 38-year rule

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Angolans vote today in rare, decisive elections

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In economic crisis, Angola votes for first new leader in 38 years

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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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Xi congratulates Joao Lourenco on election as Angolan president
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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Agency confirms Angola ruling party's poll victory
The National Electoral Commission (CNE) Wednesday confirmed the victory of the ruling MPLA party in Angola's August 23 General Election. CNE chief Andre da Silva Neto announced that the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola won with 61.07 per cent vote and 150 MPs. Consequently, the MPLA flag-bearer and former Defence minister João Lourenço, is expected to be sworn-in on September 21, marking the end of Jose Eduardo dos Santos's 38-year presidency   Read More ...
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Angola's ruling MPLA wins election
President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. AFP/File photo Angola's Electoral Commission declared Wednesday that the ruling MPLA party had won last month's election, in a victory that allows outgoing President Jose Eduardo dos Santos to install a party loyalist in his place after 38 years in power. The Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) garnered 61.7 percent of the vote, and a majority of 150 of the 220 seats in parliament, the head of the electoral commission, Andre da Silva Neto, said in announcing the final results   Read More ...
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Angola's ruling MPLA wins election with 61 pct of vote: electoral commission
LUANDA: Angola's ruling MPLA party has won a general election by taking 61.07 percent of the vote, the electoral commission said on Wednesday, making João Lourenço the next president of sub-Saharan Africa’s third-largest economy. He will replace Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who steps down after 38 years at the helm but will continue as head of the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA)   Read More ...
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Angola election body rejects opposition complaints
LUANDA: Angola's election commission on Monday rejected accusations of irregularities in last month's vote which saw the MPLA party, which has ruled since 1975, retain power. Four defeated opposition parties complained that the Aug 23 election was conducted incorrectly, with ballot boxes and voter forms allegedly disappearing. Election commission chief Andre da Silva Neto told reporters that the body "categorically rejected the criticism", which he said was a deliberate "attempt to discredit the Angolan electoral process"   Read More ...
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Angola opposition parties call for election recount
Four opposition parties in Angola on Sunday called for a recount in last month's general election, alleging "irregularities" during the vote that kept the ruling party in power. The MPLA of outgoing President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos won just over 61 percent of the vote in the August 23 poll and an absolute majority with 150 of parliament's 220 seats, according to a provisional count   Read More ...
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Angola opposition parties call for election recount
Luanda - Four opposition parties in Angola on Sunday called for a recount in last week's general election, alleging "irregularities" during the vote that kept the ruling party in power. The MPLA party of former president Jose Eduardo Dos Santos won just over 61 percent of the votes cast on Wednesday and an absolute majority with 150 of the 220 seats in parliament, according to a provisional vote count   Read More ...
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Angola opposition parties call for election recount
Luanda, Angola | AFP | Four opposition parties in Angola on Sunday called for a recount in last week’s general election, alleging “irregularities” during the vote that kept the ruling party in power. The MPLA party of former president Jose Eduardo Dos Santos won just over 61 percent of the votes cast on Wednesday and an absolute majority with 150 of the 220 seats in parliament, according to a provisional vote count   Read More ...
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Angola’s dos Santos out to retain through new ruler
Since presidency for life became politically unattainable in Africa and presidential term limit fashionable, incumbents have sought ways of retaining power. Most in vogue tactic is via referendum to amend constitutions and eliminate term limitation. That’s a sort of manufacturing “The will of the people.” The process passes as democracy smirched. Former Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, 74, and in power for 38 years, has invented a new tactic: He’s turned himself into a for-life-rule as casually as if he was walking on a beach   Read More ...
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Northeastern Indiana man, 85, shoots wife, 81, after arguing
ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a domestic dispute between a northeastern Indiana couple in their 80s resulted in a shooting. Steuben County Prosecutor Jeremy Musser says 81-year-old Dorsey Ford was shot Thursday afternoon in Angola and is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a Fort Wayne hospital. Her husband, 85-year-old Samuel Ford, was arrested on a preliminary charge of attempted murder and was being held at the Steuben County Jail   Read More ...
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Cute, fit and popular: Angolan colobus monkey born at NY zoo
NEW YORK — One of New York City’s latest residents is young, physically fit and wildly popular. The Angolan colobus (KAHL’-uh-buhs) monkey was born in August at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo and scores high on the cuteness scale. The baby, whose gender is not yet known, is now on exhibit. Zoo video shows the tot snuggling with mom. Its soft, white fur contrasts with the adult’s silky black and white coat   Read More ...
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Cute, fit, a hit: Angolan colobus monkey born at NY zoo
The Angolan colobus (KAHL’-uh-buhs) monkey was born in August at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo and scores high on the cuteness scale. The baby, whose gender is not yet known, is now on exhibit. Zoo video shows the tot snuggling with mom. Its soft, white fur contrasts with the adult’s silky black and white coat. Their slender bodies and long tails help them balance while moving through treetops in search of leaves, fruits and seeds   Read More ...
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Cute, fit and popular: Angolan colobus monkey born at NY zoo
NEW YORK (AP) — One of New York City's latest residents is young, physically fit and wildly popular. The Angolan colobus (KAHL'-uh-buhs) monkey was born in August at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo and scores high on the cuteness scale. The baby, whose gender is not yet known, is now on exhibit. Zoo video shows the tot snuggling with mom   Read More ...
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Cute, popular Angolan colobus monkey born at New York zoo
NEW YORK—One of New York City’s latest residents is young, physically fit and wildly popular. The Angolan colobus monkey — born this August at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo — also scores high on the cuteness scale. The baby, whose gender is not yet known, is now on exhibit. Zoo video shows the tot snuggling with mom. Its soft, white fur contrasts with the adult’s silky black and white coat   Read More ...
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Cute, fit and popular: Angolan colobus monkey born at NY zoo
NEW YORK (AP) — One of New York City's latest residents is young, physically fit and wildly popular. The Angolan colobus (KAHL'-uh-buhs) monkey — born this August at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo — also scores high on the cuteness scale. The baby, whose gender is not yet known, is now on exhibit. Zoo video (http://bit.ly/2wTMabl ) shows the tot snuggling with mom   Read More ...
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Election unlikely to herald the change Angolans have been clamouring for
Jon Schubert, On 23 August Angolans went to the polls to elect a new parliament, and for the first time in the lives of a great majority of the population, a new president. José Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the country for 38 years, did not run this time as his party’s top candidate. Instead, the MPLA, the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola) fielded Defence Minister, João Lourenço, as its presidential candidate   Read More ...
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Jehovah’s Witnesses Attacked With Toxic Gas In Angola
A Jehovah’s Witness convention in Angola was attacked with toxic gas on Friday, causing over 400 people to faint. A local news source, Portal de Angola, reported on Saturday that three young men were detained after the attack. According to the report, some 7,000 worshippers were at a venue on the outskirts of Luanda for the weekend-long convention. Forty-three victims were rushed to the hospital, but no deaths have been reported   Read More ...
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Angola opposition to contest election loss in court
Luanda - One of Angola's main opposition parties plans to contest the results of last week's general election, alleging unfair conduct during the vote that kept the ruling party of former president Jose Eduardo Dos Santos in power. The ruling MPLA party won just over 61 percent of the votes cast on Wednesday and about 150 of the 220 seats in Parliament, according to election commission officials, which would put a Dos Santos loyalist, Joao Lourenco, in the presidency   Read More ...
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Angolan opposition rejects provisional poll results
AFRICAREVIEW .Luanda, Sunday|.Angolan main opposition party Unita has rejected the provisional results of the August 23 General Election that gives the ruling MPLA a victory. Unita, at a press conference on Saturday, said it did not recognise the results released by the National Electoral Commission (CNE). The Union for the Total Independence of Angola claimed that its a parallel counting indicated the opposition in the lead with over 50 per cent vote   Read More ...
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Angola’s new era as Kenyan poll row ends in court
All along, there was little doubt that the ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) would carry the day, as it had done in the past. Wednesday’s election was the fourth since the country gained independence from Portugal in 1975 and the third since the end of the civil war in 2002. VOTE COUNT. The 9,317,294 voters were expected to choose a new president and his vice, as well as 220 MPs   Read More ...
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Where did those results comes from? Angola opposition asks elections agency
The leader of Angola’s main opposition party called on the country's electoral commission on Saturday to explain how it compiled provisional election results giving the ruling MPLA party a landslide victory. Isaias Samakuva said his UNITA party, which has rejected the published results of Wednesday's national ballot, was conducting a parallel count using polling station records and computer software that did not tally with the commission's figures   Read More ...
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Angola opposition to contest election loss in court
Luanda, Angola | AFP | One of Angola’s main opposition parties plans to contest the results of last week’s general election, alleging unfair conduct during the vote that kept the ruling party of former president Jose Eduardo Dos Santos in power. The ruling MPLA party won just over 61 percent of the votes cast on Wednesday and about 150 of the 220 seats in Parliament, according to election commission officials, which would put a Dos Santos loyalist, Joao Lourenco, in the presidency   Read More ...
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MPLA’s Lourenco set for power after Angola polls
Luanda. The election victory of Angola’s ruling MPLA party was confirmed Friday despite angry complaints from opposition parties, as almost all votes were counted and poll observers backed the outcome. Joao Lourenco, candidate for the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), is set to succeed President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos as head of the oil-rich country. Dos Santos, who is reportedly in poor health, announced his surprise retirement earlier this year, signalling the end of his 38-year reign   Read More ...
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