José Eduardo dos Santos

By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Jan 25th, 2013
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Isabel dos Santos, the eldest daughter of Angola’s president, has become Africa’s first female billionaire, US financial magazine Forbes has said. The 40 year old’s shares in several Portuguese firms, including a TV cable company, and an Angolan bank put her on the billionaires̵...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 25th, 2012
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President José Eduardo dos Santos is to be sworn President of Angola, for a five-year term in office, Wednesday, following the Angolan Constitutional Court’s announcement that all appeals presented by opposition parties were dismissed as groundless. The official final results of the 31 August polls g...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 19th, 2012
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By Justin Pearce The tent and the table that made up the polling station looked very small in the middle of the expanse of tarmac on Luanda’s Largo da Família. In one corner, journalists addressed their cameras against a backdrop with barely a voter in sight, let alone a queue. The hush was broken by...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 5th, 2012
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By Alsir Sidahmed The recently concluded election in Angola is a non-event given the fact that the ruling party, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by President Jose Eduardos Dos Santos was expected to win anyway, as it did in the previous election. The difference this time...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 2nd, 2012
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President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’ ruling party has won 74 percent of the national vote, assuring his government, in power for 33 years, another five years in power. With more than 73 percent of the votes counted from Friday’s poll, the state election commission said Sunday that the Popular Movement ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 1st, 2012
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
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...