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José Eduardo dos Santos

Date of Birth: 28 August 1942
Place of Birth: Luanda


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Short circuits

A Portuguese businessman with little track record in Africa Machado is said to be close to Hugo Pêgo the husband of Welwitschia dos Santos the second daughter of Angola's former President José Eduardo dos Santos...


Lourenço woos New York elite

Some say inequality has worsened since he came to power as his government struggles with the legacy of the José Eduardo dos Santos years...


A shake-up takes shape

This month also saw the return of another Kabila rival Sindika Dokolo son-in-law of the former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos (AC Vol 58 No 15 Losing control in Kasaï)...


Sonangol's head rolls

Saturnino replaced the billionaire Isabel dos Santos as CEO of the state oil company in late 2017 only two months after President João Lourenço took office in what was then seen as one of his boldest moves against the business and patronage network built during the 37-year reign of his predecessor José Eduardo dos Santos (AC Vol 58 No 24 Dos Santos clan targeted)...


Goodbye to all that

João Lourenço will consolidate his power in 2019 cashing in on his popularity and position as President of both the country and the ruling Movimento Popular de Libertacão de Angola (MPLA) to weed out the last tendrils of the network of influence of his predecessor José Eduardo dos Santos...


The Twelve Fixes of Christmas

   Yet Kabila may also choose to consider the experience of his long-ruling neighbour José Eduardo dos Santos who carefully picked Joao Lourenço to succeed him after extensive and meticulous deliberation only to find his legacy and network torn to shreds within months...

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Discontent takes wing

President João Lourenço excited Angolans with a high-profile anti-corruption campaign that targeted the extended family of former President José Eduardo dos Santos but now cracks are appearing in the squeaky-clean facade as impatience spreads through the streets of Luanda...


A toxic brew

Lourenço may see the dispute as part of the legacy of ex-President José Eduardo dos Santos which he is so eagerly dismantling...


Obrigado e tchau, Dos Santos

As his family's business interests shrink and his political supporters decamp José Eduardo dos Santos is set to lose the last redoubt of the empire he built over 38 years – the presidency of the ruling Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola...

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Kabila's survival strategy

Shortly before that on 10 January Gabon's security services arrested General Faustin Munene Chief of Staff of the Congolese army under Laurent Kabila who also served in the Angolan armed forces and married a niece of former President José Eduardo dos Santos...


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