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Vol 51 No 1

Published 8th January 2010


Football, contracts and then votes

The President would win an election but won’t hold one, while worrying about the neighbours and the African football cup

At the congress of the governing Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA) in December, President José Eduardo dos Santos once more postponed the general elections until 2012 at the earliest. Now, his government’s main challenge for 2010 is organising the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament, which takes place from 10 to 31 January.

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