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Experienced Hands Emerge to Steady Angola

MIN READAug 27, 2016 | 13:50 GMT

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is carefully managing his country's first leadership transition in more than a quarter century.

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The groundwork is slowly being laid for political life in Angola after the eventual resignation of longtime President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has said he wants to retire from active politics in 2018. The results of the congress held by the ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) party set the stage for what will be the country's first presidential succession since 1979. The leadership changes that emerged from the meetings will facilitate a stable transition in Africa's top oil-exporting nation, whose economy has been hampered by low global oil prices....

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