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Vol 49 No 19

Published 19th September 2008


Angola

The Angolagate trial

The saga comes to a head in a delicate moment for Franco-Angolan relations

The Angolagate arms saga comes to a head on 6 October, when 42 prominent French officials and businessmen face trial in Paris in a delicate moment for Franco-Angolan relations. The 468-page indictment, seen by Africa Confidential, describes how hundreds of millions of dollars in kickbacks from illegal arms sales were channelled into accounts belonging to the French and Angolan nomenklatura (AC Vol 49 No 8).

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