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IT SAYS much when the long-time rulers of two of Africa’s largest, most important nations, Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak and Ethiopia’s Meles Zenawi, had to fly to Europe for critical medical treatment because their own nations lacked facilities and specialists. Meles’ untimely death ...
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By Jacey Fortin, ibtimes Analysis One of Africa’s quietest dictators will be put to the test when the country of Angola goes to the polls on Friday. There is little dispute about the expected outcome — for President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, this will most likely be an easy victory. You co...
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Sep 1st, 2012
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David Smith ,guardian.co.uk Dos Santos, expected to remain president after Friday’s election, has avoided external criticism during his 33 years in power. He has an authoritarian streak a mile wide, say his foes, and has ruled his country longer than Robert Mugabe. Yet José Eduardo dos Santos i...
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THE death of Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s prime minister, on August 20th reveals much about the country he created. Details of his ill health remained a secret until the end. A short broadcast on state television, late by a day, informed Ethiopians that their “visionary leader” of the past 21 years was g...
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Sep 1st, 2012
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IF YOU are an ageing dictator, few birthday presents beat a certain election victory. José Eduardo dos Santos, Angola’s president, celebrated his 70th birthday three days before the poll on August 31st that his party, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), looked sure to win. At th...
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Sep 1st, 2012
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Voting has closed in Angola’s third election since independence from Portugal in 1976. Election observers quoted by the Associated Press said there had been some irregularities with reports of voters being unable to cast ballots at a number of polling stations. Incumbent president Jose Eduardo dos Sa...
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Sep 1st, 2012
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Luanda – Electoral officials on Saturday were tallying the ballots in Angola’s third polls since independence in 1975, with the first results expected late in the day. Angolan state television on Saturday broadcast images of the vote from across the country, praising the smooth conduct of...
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Sep 1st, 2012
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LUANDA — 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. Counting began shortly after polls closed Friday, but the process will take s...
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Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa analysis It has been a long time coming but the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finally approved regulations under Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which should encourage greater trans...