There will be no European Union observation mission during the August elections in Angola. This was decided by the EU following Luanda’s refusal to comply with its conditions.

Last month, the Angolan government rejected the European Union’s request for unlimited access to the various polling stations.

The Angolan authorities justified their refusal by invoking security problems in the event that European Union observers were deployed in all 18 provinces of the country.

In the absence of any compromise, the EU has decided to send only a team of five and will not produce a report after this electoral process.

The Angolans will go to the polls on 23 August. A major fact, their president, José Edouardo dos santos passed the witness.

Ali Musa
Xaruunta Dhexe ee Shabakadda Axadle Group
Axadle International Monitoring – Africa