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 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.
The constitutional court in Angola on Wednesday upheld the results of the August 23 presidential election won by the ruling MPLA party.
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 election commission has dismissed complaints by opposition parties that questioned provisional results declaring the ruling party to be the winner of the August 23 vote.
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.
South Africa will press the newly-elected Angolan government to pay 850 million rand ($66 million) it owes struggling South African Airways (SAA), the finance minister said on Tuesday.
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.
Angola's ruling MPLA party said it was on track to win a two-thirds parliamentary majority, based on its own numbers, as votes were still being tallied ahead of an expected release of official results later on Thursday.
Angolans are voting on Wednesday to elect Members of Parliament who will pick a new president in an election that many consider very significant.