Angola’s President, In Power Since 1979, To Step Down In 2018

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One of the continent’s longest-serving leaders Jose Eduardo dos Santos said he will step down in 2018.

Angolan President, Jose Santos said on Friday that he planned to step down in 2018 after being at the helm since 1979, making him one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders.
“I took the decision to leave and end my political life in 2018,” Santos said.
According to the report, the country’s next election will be held in 2017. It quotes a speech he made to his MPLA party saying: “I took the decision to leave and end my political life in 2018.”

He came to power in 1979 – and is Africa’s second-longest serving head of state after Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obian