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Isabel dos Santos sacked as Sonangol chair

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.

Angola’s new president Lourenco sworn in

The new president of Angola Joao Lourenco on Tuesday was sworn in at a ceremony in the country's capital Luanda after his ruling party, the MPLA won general elections last month.

Angola’s opposition challenges election results

Angola’s main opposition party has appealed to the constitutional court to annul the results of last month’s election, which gave a landslide victory to the ruling MPLA, arguing the electoral process failed to comply with the law.

Angola’s ruling party wins elections

The ruling MPLA party won Angola's elections, a poll official announced on Thursday, with party candidate Joao Lourenco now set to succeed President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos who has ruled for 38 years.