Angola is about to get its first change of president since independence, but will Joao Lourenco break the mould of cronyism and over-reliance on oil?
Polls opened at 7am on Wednesday as the oil-producing country votes to elect its first new leader since 1979.
Angola goes to the polls on a spirit of change but ruling MPLA remains favourite
Angola's head of state, José Eduardo dos Santos, to step down after 37 years
Long-term leader dos Santos to step down after Angola holds general election on August 23
Africa’s second-longest ruling leader, the President of Angola, has said he will step down in 2018. Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has been in power