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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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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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 1st, 2012
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Aug 29th, 2012
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With President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’s face plastered on jumbo screens, T-shirts and helium blimps, thousands of Angolans rallied Wednesday in the final campaign show of one of Africa’s most powerful rulers. Supporters came in buses, mini-vans and a fleet of luxury SUVs to Angola’...