President dos Santos wins another landslide victory in oil rich Angola

Election poster on the streets of Luanda, Angola's capital (photo:dpa)
Election poster on the streets of Luanda, Angola's capital (photo:dpa)

Angola’s long-serving President Jose Eduardo dos Santos won another election which could determine the path for his country’s economic and political future. Mr dos Santos, in power for 33 years, has appointed a successor but the election saw the emergence of new political parties and expressions of frustration at the divisions between rich and poor which could point to greater democracy or more confrontation.

INTERNATIONAL leaders and investors are keeping a close eye on oil rich Angola - one of Africa’s fastest growing economies - as it becomes a major regional player.

The country’s future and its development, with strategic links to China and Brazi...

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