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Angola’s Dos Santos Awards Mass Promotions Within Police Corps

With two weeks to the end of his 38 years in charge of Angola, Jose Eduardo dos Santos has made massive promotions in the country’s police force. According to reports, the outgoing president has promoted over 160 senior police officers to a higher rank, “a move that is likely to allow …

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South Africa, Angola participate in maiden Miss Wheelchair World pageant

Two contestants from South Africa and Angola are representing Africa at the maiden edition of the Miss Wheelchair World beauty pageant to be held on October 7 in the Polish capital Warsaw. South Africa is represented by Lebohang Monyatsi who is Africa’s 1st Runaway Model in a wheelchair while Angola …

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Angola’s outgoing president gives daughter $4.5bn dam contract – email leak

Angola’s outgoing president Jose Eduardo dos Santos has reportedly given his daughter, Isabel dos Santos, a contract to build the country’s biggest dam yet. According to email leaks cited by the Expresso news portal, Isabel – Africa’s richest woman, had been awarded the contract to build the dam at a …

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Over 400 Faint As Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Attacked With Toxic Gas In Angola

A Jehovah’s Witness convention in Angola was attacked with toxic gas on Friday, causing over 400 people to faint.  A local news source, Portal de Angola, reported on Saturday that three young men were detained after the attack. According to the report, some 7,000 worshippers were at a venue on …

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Polling starts on a slow note in Angola’s general elections

Polls opened at 7am local time in Angola’s general elections and voting started out slow. A few people turned up early Wednesday morning to cast their ballots for both the parliamentary and presidential slots. Six parties are vying to take over the seat of outgoing President Eduardo dos Santos. The …

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Campaigning ends as Angola votes to replace dos Santos after 38 years

Electioneering campaigns in Angola ended on Monday (August 21) two clear days to the opening of polls. Parties have been touring the length and breadth of the country since campaigning was opened on July 23, 2017. The ruling MPLA party held its final rally on Saturday with its presidential candidate Joao Lourenco …

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