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.
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 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.
Angolans vote on Wednesday in an election that will see President Jose Eduardo dos Santos quit after nearly four decades in power.
The son-in-law of Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos said on Thursday that a Congolese court had sentenced him in absentia to one year in prison for real estate fraud, a move that could further strain relations between the…
Angola's opposition called on the government on Friday to reveal the state of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos' health amid reports that Africa's second-longest ruler is seriously ill at a hospital in Spain. The 74-year-old dos Santos, who…