Tag Archive for Angola

Africa Notes: Angola’s Election






Reuters reported today the somewhat unsurprising challenge by Angola’s opposition party, UNITA, to the national election results of August 31st (Reuters). The ruling MPLA party, led by President dos Santos, won with 74 percent of the vote (Reuters). This was a legislative election, but the constitution–changed in 2010 under MPLA and Dos Santos direction–stipulates that…

Africa Notes: Spotlight on Angola






Inside Angola This year may prove to be a critical year in Angola’s political development. The upcoming parliamentary elections are an important chance to move toward democratization. There will not be a presidential election as the presidency now goes to the leading candidate of the party who wins the general election, a completely unique selection…

Africa Notes: Angola has had a busy week






I’m not the only one who has noted Angola’s busy week in politics. Africa is a country has a post on this. Here are the big themes: Fall Elections The elections are six months away. It is unlikely that the current ruling power, MPLA, will lose power, but that doesn’t mean others are not challenging…

GEP Course Notes: Conservation in Africa, the Elephant






African elephants have been a major subject recently. News reports state that… At least half the elephant population in Cameroon’s Bouba N’Djida reserve have been slaughtered because the west African nation sent too few security forces to tackle poachers. (Reuters) Over at Africa Unchained, Julie Owono notes that there is a major capacity problem for…