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In Angola, an Age-Old Story of Money, Power and Family

Aug 22, 2017 | 09:00 GMT
In Angola, a supporter brandishes the flag of the opposition National Union for the Total Independence of Angola party just days before the country's general elections.

As President Jose Eduardo dos Santos prepares to step down after 38 years in power, Angola's principal opposition party is trying to turn up the heat on his children, who occupy powerful positions in the country.

(MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

Angola is at the edge of a new era. Legislative elections Aug. 23 will formally consecrate the transfer of power from the oil-rich country's longtime ruler, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, to Defense Minister Joao Lourenco, marking the first leadership change in Angola since 1979. The vote will close the...

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