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Angola’s President José Eduardo dos Santos

Angola's President Dos Santos anoints Deputy Lourenco

Angola’s long-time President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has confirmed he will step down before August’s poll and has announced his likely successor.

Opposition presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), speaks during the Nigeria Labour Congress in Abuja, February 9, 2015. AFOLABI SOTUNDE/REUTERS

Nigerian Opposition Leader Buhari Arrives in London on 'Charm Offensive'

Nigerian opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari has flown to London in an attempt to ease Western fears about his leadership in the event that he succeeds in winning the upcoming presidential election.