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Angola’s Joao Lourenco fights ‘wasp nest’ of corruption in country

Angolan President Joao Lourenco on Thursday 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.

Angola’s Jose dos Santos’ son remanded on corruption charge

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.
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Angola arrests ex-minister Augusto Tomás over corruption

Angolan authorities arrested and charged Mr Augusto da Silva Tomás, a former transport minister, over corruption allegations.
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Portugal and former colony Angola seek to repair ties

After years of tensions, Portugal and its one-time African colony Angola are seeking to put relations back on track, with high-level visits planned to push economic ties and repair their troubled past.

Switzerland opens criminal probe tied to Angola fund

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 said on Tuesday.

Angola seeks to remove Quantum Global as asset manager

Angola’s sovereign wealth fund (FSDEA) is taking steps to remove Swiss-based Quantum Global as its asset manager, it said on Friday.

Ex-Angolan leader Eduardo dos Santos to quit as ruling MPLA leader in September 2018

Angola’s ruling People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) will have a new leader by September this year as immediate past president Jose Eduardo dos Santos stands down from a position he has held for close to four decades.

President Lourenço Angola armed forces chief

Angolan President João Lourenço Monday sacked the armed forces commander-in-chief, Gen Geraldo Sachipengo Nunda, the Presidency Civil House confirmed.

Angola: Ex-President Eduardo dos Santos’s son planned to steal $1.5bn

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

Angolan Eduardo dos Santos’ son planned to steal $1.5 billion – ministry

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 said on Monday.

Angola rivalry as Eduardo dos Santos casts long shadow

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.

Angola’s Jose Eduardo dos Santos to quit as ruling party boss by 2019

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

Africa: A continent without democrats

In the past two decades, there have been many electoral transitions across the continent indicative of a pattern of democratic consolidation. In reality, however, mercenaries of democracy, dictators and a military culture dominate African politics.

Angola probes Isabel dos Santos’ time as Sonangol chief

Angolan prosecutors opened an investigation on Friday into possible corruption at the country's state oil giant when it was run by former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos' daughter Isabel.

Angola’s Joao Lourenco vows to kill corruption

Since taking office four months ago, Angola’s new president has made some attention-grabbing moves that he says are part of his campaign promise to clean up the nation’s ailing, corruption-riddled economy.

Anger as Nigeria, Angola face fuel shortages ahead of Christmas

All is not well in two of Africa’s biggest oil producers as Nigerians and Angolans protest the long fuel shortages that have hit their countries this week.

Fuel shortage in oil-rich Angola tests new President Joao Lourenco

Angola has suffered a week of fuel shortages, a bitter irony for one of Africa’s leading oil producers, and a hardship that some people blame on opponents of President Joao Lourenco.

Angola’s state oil company to investigate Isabel Dos Santos for fraud

Angola’s state oil company (Sonagol) 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.

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NBS: N298 billion generated from VAT in Q4 2018

The National Bureau of Statistics said Nigeria generated N298.01 billion from Value Added Tax in the fourth quarter, 2018.
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Elections: Security agencies urged to treat voters with utmost civility

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), an accredited election observer group, has appealed to security agents deployed for the rescheduled general election to act according to the electoral act, exhibit neutrality and professionalism.