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Vol 53 No 2

Published 20th January 2012


Marques takes them on

A crusading journalist has launched a criminal complaint against the President’s allies, accusing them of grand corruption

A doughty campaigner, Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais, has launched a formal complaint against three top officials close to the presidency for taking personal stakes in oil concessions and abusing their office. We hear that a report on President José Eduardo dos Santos will follow. Under the constitution, the complaint requires a judicial investigation, from which little is expected. Of greater concern to the governing MPLA is an enquiry that Portuguese prosecutors may launch into money laundering by Angolan officials.

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