Angolan President Jose Edwardo dos Santos at a pre-election press conference.

Angolan elections: Different name, same game for civil society?

David Kode Pambazuka News August 24, 2017

Over the last 38 years, particularly since the end of the civil war in 2002, President Dos Santos has ruled Angola through securitisation of the society, repressing all dissent and restricting freedom of expression, association and assembly. Will space for civil participation open up after one of Africa’s longest serving rulers leaves power following elections this week?  See full article.

Photo caption: Angolan President Jose Edwardo dos Santos at a pre-election press conference. Credit Government of Angola

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