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Angola Leader’s Plan to Step Down Draws Skepticism, Speculation

Angola President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’ surprise announcement Friday that he will leave national politics in 2018 has drawn skepticism about the longtime leader’s decision as well as speculation about his potential successors. In a nationally broadcast speech to key members of the ruling Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), dos Santos said he would "leave active political activity in 2018." Now 73, he has headed the oil-rich southern African country since 1979. The...

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