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Dos Santos back in Angola after 30-month exile

Dos Santos back in Angola after 30-month exile

ANGOLA’S former President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos has returned home for the first time since he went into exile in Barcelona in April 2019, the official Angola Press News Agency has reported. Dos Santos stepped down four years ago after nearly four decades as president of Africa's second-biggest oil producer, making him one of the continent's longest-running rulers. He was replaced by Joao Lourenco, a candidate for the incumbent's People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA). But Lourenco then surprised many by swiftly moving to investigate allegations of corruption during the Dos Santos era, targeting the former leader's children…
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Angola moves to seize Dos Santos-linked asset

Angola moves to seize Dos Santos-linked asset

NOAH BROWNING ANGOLA has asked a Dutch court to hand over a half-billion-dollar stake in the Portuguese oil company Galp linked to ex-first daughter Isabel Dos Santos, its lawyers told Reuters. Angola's government says top officials under former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos took advantage of high oil prices in the last decade to spin a global web of business deals that led to their personal enrichment at the country's expense. Battered by COVID-19 economic fallout and mired in foreign debt, Angola is seeking to recover assets it says were siphoned off. Its prime focus is Isabel dos Santos, the…
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Congolese husband of Angola’s Isabel dos Santos dies in diving accident -colleague, relatives

Congolese husband of Angola’s Isabel dos Santos dies in diving accident -colleague, relatives

SINDIKA Dokolo, the Congolese businessman and art collector husband of Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, has died in a diving accident in Dubai, a colleague and two family members said on Friday. They said the exact cause of the 48-year-old's death on Thursday was not clear. Dokolo and dos Santos, the daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos who ruled Angola for 38 years until 2017, faced corruption charges, including allegations that they steered $1 billion in state funds to companies in which they held stakes during her father's presidency. Dokolo and Isabel dos Santos have both denied wrongdoing. Angolan authorities…
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