NYT – The president of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos, one of Africa’s longest-ruling leaders, announced on Friday that he would step down from office in 2018. It was not the first time Mr. dos Santos, 73, a Soviet-educated engineer and former guerrilla who has been in power for nearly 37 years, has pledged to leave the presidency. In 2001, as the oil- and diamond-rich former Portuguese colony was winding down a decades-long civil war, Mr. dos Santos said he would not run for re-election. He abandoned that plan.
The full article talks about other election problems in Africa and the loosening of term limits on other continents as well.
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