José Eduardo dos Santos
Angolan elections to be a tight contest 

Angolan elections to be a tight contest 

Angolans will head to the polls on 24 August. On the surface, these will be the most competitive Angolan elections yet.   In 2017, the incumbent Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA) — in power since...

Angola’s long legacy of centralised control 

Angola’s long legacy of centralised control 

  The ruling MPLA’s culture of dominance ensures control Joăo Lourenço largely proved critics wrong after coming to power as Angola’s second post-civil war leader in 2017. As José Eduardo dos Santos’ preferred...