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Vol 37 No 14

Published 5th July 1996


Angola

João's trip

Not everyone welcomed the new job they were offered in June's government reshuffle (AC Vol 37 No 12) by President José Eduardo dos Santos. João Baptista de Matos, Chief of Staff of the Forças Armadas Angolanas, turned down an offer to become defence advisor at Futungo de Belas Palace. He saw it as an attempt by the presidency to reduce his power and influence while new Minister of Defence Pedro Sebastião was to be given more clout.

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