Angola’s President João Lourenço wants a constitutional overhaul, leaving many to question why as he dismissed earlier calls to do so.
Angola articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for democracy in Angola. According to Freedom House, the August 2012 legislative elections, while an "improvement over the 2008 polls, were not free and fair". Protests of any kind and opposition parties are routinely repressed. Also see our articles on the African continent.
Angolan authorities should immediately ensure a prompt, independent, and thorough investigation into the killings.
Civil society activists in Angola are warning that economic stringency is likely to generate social unrest. Angola is known for State repression.
In the 60-plus years since the countries of sub-Saharan Africa started becoming independent, democracy there has advanced unevenly.
Angolan President Joao Lourenco makes headline-grabbing changes in nation’s vital oil sector since taking power in 2017 while skeptics see move as cosmetic.
Angola’s government says President Joao Lourenco has accomplished more to stop corruption than any previous Angolan administration in just one year.
Allegations and new tensions could imperil hopes of radical change in the oil-rich but debt-ridden nation
Will their successors offer more of the same – they were all from the same ruling party as their predecessors?
Southern African governments clamped down on vocal journalists, activists, and opposition politicians in 2017
A study in which we look at the level of democracy in four countries where the present incumbent has been in power for more than 15 years and four other countries where two or more Presidents succeeded in office in the last 15 years.