Angolans have headed to the polls in a historic election marking the end of the 38-year rule of ailing President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, with his MPLA party expected to retain power but with a reduced majority.
Angola's President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos said on Tuesday his country's relationship with Portugal, its former colonial ruler and one of its main trading partners, was "not well" and not conducive to the creation of a planned strategic partnership.
At least nine people were killed and four others went missing in floods caused by heavy rains that hit the Angolan capital of Luanda and its outskirts Saturday, the state news agency Angop reported Sunday.
Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente said the national development plan for 2013-2017 would focus on "stability, growth and employment"with the main goal of fighting against hunger and poverty and raising the living standards of Angolans, the official news agency Angop reported on Monday.
20120905 AP LUANDA, Angola (AP) — Forty percent of voters abstained from casting ballots in Angola's legislative elections, the electoral commission said of a shocking rate for Africa that some blamed on cynicism over the ruling party's victory after 33 years in power. Others blamed faulty electoral rolls that included people who died a long time ago.
20120904 AP LUANDA, Angola (AP) — Angola's electoral commission says the ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola has won an overwhelming majority of 72 percent of votes with nearly all ballots counted.
20120902 AP LUANDA, Angola (AP) — Preliminary results show that Angola's ruling party has won 75 percent of the national vote, assuring President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, in power for 33 years, another five years in office.
20120902 AFP The ruling party of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos took a large lead in the first returns from this week's parliamentary vote, electoral commission spokeswoman Julia Ferreira said Saturday.
20120901 AFP Angola on Saturday tallied ballots from its second peacetime elections, expected to keep President Jose Eduardo dos Santos in power despite demands from the poor for a fairer slice of the nation's oil wealth.
20120703 AFP Nine Angolan parties and coalitions will battle it out in upcoming parliamentary elections, the oil-rich nation's third since independence in 1975, its top constitutional authority said late Monday.
20120701 AFP The United Nations refugee agency said a total of 23,000 Angolans have been repatriated since last year from neighbouring countries where their refugee status officially ended on Saturday.