Angola's former President José Eduardo dos Santos dies at the age of 79

The ex-leader was credited with overseeing Angola’s recovery from a civil war, but leaves behind a bitter legacy of nepotism and rampant corruption. Meanwhile, voters in Congo-Brazzaville head to the polls this weekend to elect the country's national assembly. The Congo Republic is ruled by strongman Denis Sassou Nguesso, who has been in power for nearly thirty years. Finally, families in East Africa struggle to afford the traditional sheep for this weekend's Eid al-Adha festival.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting