Angola ex-president defends son over embezzlement charge

2020-02-18 22:00

Angola's ex-president has defended his son and a former central bank governor who are accused of embezzling $500 million from the country's sovereign wealth fund, court documents show.

Angola's ex first daughter Isabel dos Santos charged with fraud

2020-01-23 17:03

Isabel dos Santos, the tycoon daughter of Angola's former president, has been charged with money laundering and mismanagement, Angolan prosecutors say, as they launched a bid to have the billionairess and other suspects return home for questioning.

Corruption trial of Angolan ex-president's son begins

2019-12-09 16:51

The son of former Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has appeared in court, at the start of his trial on corruption charges.

Angola ex-president's son remanded on corruption charge

2018-09-25 10:04

The son of Angola's ex-president Jose Eduardo dos Santos has been remanded in custody in a $1.5-billion corruption case, a state prosecutor said Monday.

Lourenco takes reins as Angola's ex-president quits as party chief

2018-09-10 15:26

Angolan President Joao Lourenco has been voted in as leader of the ruling MPLA party, as former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos stepped down after dominating the country's politics for nearly four decades.

Switzerland opens criminal probe tied to Angola fund

2018-05-22 13:20

Swiss authorities have raided multiple sites as part of a money-laundering probe tied to Angola's sovereign wealth fund, the top prosecutor's office says.

Angolan ex-strongman's son planned to steal $1.5 bln: govt

2018-04-10 10:33

The son of Angola's former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos planned to siphon off $1.5 billion when he ran the oil-rich country's sovereign wealth fund, the finance ministry says.

Angola's ex-leader Eduardo dos Santos to quit as ruling party boss

2018-03-17 10:12

Former Angolan leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos says he will quit as head of the governing party by 2019 after the ruling MPLA denied tensions with his successor, President Joao Lourenco.

Stability in southern Africa hinges on how leaders gain and lose power

2018-01-23 10:27

Too often developments in one country are seen in isolation. In southern Africa events in one affect others in the region, writes The Conversation.

Angola oil giant probes Isabel dos Santos graft claims

2017-12-20 14:47

Angola's state oil company has announced an investigation into "possible misappropriation" of funds by Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of the former president, during her time as the company's chief executive.


Angola's Dos Santos says she is 'ready to fight' against 'untrue' graft claims

2020-01-23 21:01

Angola's billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos on Thursday dismissed graft allegations against her and vowed "to fight through the international courts to defend my good name".

Angolans divided over Dos Santos graft revelations

2020-01-23 06:00

Leaked documents alleging the billionaire daughter of Angola's ex-president plundered state coffers to build her fortune have divided the nation.

Angola president fights 'wasp nest' of corruption in country

2018-11-23 13:31

Angolan President Joao Lourenco has compared the fight against corruption in his country to "touching a wasps nest", a day after his predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos refuted allegations he emptied the state's finances.

Portuguese PM arrives in ex-colony Angola to mend fences

2018-09-18 14:33

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa touched down in Angola on Monday kicking off a two-day trip designed to improve ties between Luanda and its former colonial master.

Angola: Dos Santos's era of absolute power ends

2018-09-07 13:19

Ex-president Jose Eduardo dos Santos will bow out from Angolan politics which he dominated for nearly four decades when he hands leadership of the ruling party to President Joao Lourenco on Saturday.

Top Africa stories: Zim's $15bn diamond saga, Nigerian brides

2018-04-11 10:38

Several senior government officials have reportedly been summoned by a Zimbabwe parliamentary portfolio committee over the missing $15bn diamond revenue, and two Nigerian brides reportedly left their wedding receptions to write final exams.

Angola rivalry as veteran Dos Santos casts long shadow

2018-03-30 09:45

Tensions between Angola's president and his long-serving predecessor have erupted into the open as an anti-corruption drive targets the former ruler's family.

Africa waves some leaders goodbye: but is the democratic deficit any narrower?

2018-02-23 12:41

No one is immune to change in leadership that has led many African presidents to lose their coveted top job, writes The Conversation.

Angolan leader denies tensions with predecessor despite clean-up campaign

2018-01-08 21:34

Angolan President Joao Lourenco has denied "any tension" with his long-serving predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos, many of whose relatives and friends he has sacked from public office in a fight against corruption in the oil-rich southern African nation.

Angola's new president picks apart the dos Santos empire

2017-11-27 08:45

The start of the clean-up operation did not take long. Within three months of taking control of Angola, President Joao Lourenco sacked his predecessor's daughter as head of the state-run oil company and set about dismantling the empire built by Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

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