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Angola prosecutors close in on former president’s children

Angola’s former first son Jose Filomeno dos Santos has spent hours contemplating the marble floor and wood-panelled walls of Luanda’s Supreme Court where he has been on trial since December.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

Aliko Dangote remains Africa’s wealthiest person, Mike Adenuga, Abdulsamad Rabiu among top 20

For the ninth year in a row, Aliko Dangote of Nigeria has been declared as the wealthiest person in Africa, with an estimated net worth of $10.1 billion.
Rui Pinto

Portuguese hacker says he is behind Angola corruption leaks

Lawyers for a Portuguese computer hacker said on Monday he was responsible for revealing the dealings of Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, a corruption scandal with fallout across Europe and Africa.
Angola's chief prosecutor on Friday said funds that Isabel dos Santos - who is accused of stealing millions of dollars from state companies - invested in Portugal had been embezzled from her home country.

Isabel dos Santos’s Portugal funds embezzled – Angolan prosecutor

Angola's chief prosecutor on Friday said funds that Isabel dos Santos - who is accused of stealing millions of dollars from state companies - invested in Portugal had been embezzled from her home country.

Leaked documents destroy reputation of Isabel dos Santos

Isabel dos Santos, 46, the daughter of Angola’s long-running leader of 38 years, was mostly seen as untouchable in Luanda.

Isabel dos Santos’ graft scandal ups stakes for Angola

Allegations of corruption swirling around his predecessor's daughter have set a crucial test for Angolan President Joao Lourenco in his vow to reform a country rich in oil and tainted by graft.

Angola’s former first daughter Isabel dos Santos charged with fraud

Angola's billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos has been charged with money laundering and mismanagement during her stewardship of state-owned oil firm Sonangol.

Angola vows to bring back Isabel dos Santos after ‘Luanda Leaks’ release

Authorities in Angola have said they will use "all possible" means to bring back Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of the country's former president, after thousands of leaked documents revealed new allegations she siphoned off hundreds of millions in public money.

Angola hits ex-President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’ daughter with asset freeze

Angola has frozen the assets of Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of former Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos in a sign that President Joao Lourenco is taking a tougher line against the former first family.

Africa’s wealthiest woman denies graft allegations

The daughter of former Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos has denied allegations of financial irregularities after a court froze her bank accounts, calling the claims “politically motivated”.

Angola freezes assets of former strongman’s daughter over corruption allegations

An Angolan court has ordered the freezing of assets held by former President Eduardo dos Santos’ daughter Isabel, state news agency Angop reported on Tuesday.
Angola's Justice Minister Francisco Queiroz has said the country has so far this year recovered more than $5bn stolen from state coffers, both at home and abroad.

Angola recovers more than $5bn in stolen assets

Angola's Justice Minister Francisco Queiroz has said the country has so far this year recovered more than $5bn stolen from state coffers, both at home and abroad.
Welwitschia dos Santos, nicknamed Tchize, was elected to parliament in 2008 and joined the central committee of the ruling Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) in 2016.

Angolan ex-president’s daughter suspended from parliament

Angola's parliament has suspended a daughter of former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos for "unjust enrichment" as his successor seeks to crack down on nepotism past and present.
Joao Lourenco

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.
Augusto da Silva Tomás

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.
Geraldo Sachipengo Nunda

Angola drops graft charges against ex-army chief

Angolan prosecutors dropped corruption charges against a former army chief of staff who was sacked in April by President Joao Lourenco as he moved to shake up his predecessor's administration.
Antonio Costa

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.

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