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General Manuel Helder Vieira Dias Júnior (Kopelipa)

Date of Birth: 4 October 1953
Place of Birth: Luanda


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Home, sweet Chinese home

Initially the Gabinete de Reconstrução Nacional under General Helder Vieira Dias Junior ‘Kopelipa’ took charge of Kilamba Kiaxi...

Kopelipa is also the head of the Casa Militar the body which oversees the police army and state security...

Kopelipa an erstwhile presidential favourite was sacked from the directorship...

Observers suggested that Dos Santos was just curbing Kopelipa’s access to Chinese funds while allowing him to disappear from public scrutiny...

Delta is owned by none other than Vicente Kopelipa and Gen...

Leopoldino Fragoso do Nascimento ‘Dino’ Kopelipa’s advisor and Head of the Military Bureau of the President...


MPLA curbs the media

It later emerged that the consortium behind it includes Manuel Vicente Chairman of the state oil company Sonangol General Leopoldino Fragoso do Nascimento ‘Dino’ head of communications in the presidency and Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias ‘Kopelipa’ Angola’s most powerful general and Minister of State...

Kopelipa and others have been buying up previously critical weekly papers and giving them TV Zimbo-style editorial and staff makeovers...


Succession discussions

Vice-President Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos ‘Nando’ (no relation to José Eduardo) is a close presidential confidant and friend but lacks charisma and is less influential than ministers Carlos Maria da Silva Feijó and General Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias Júnior ‘Kopelipa’...


Brazil’s natural allies

Marques says Damer is owned by General Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias Júnior ‘Kopelipa’ Director of the National Reconstruction Office and Gen...


Daylight on Dos Santos

Many others simply think that Nunes had outgrown his post and was seen as a threat to Dos Santos Hélder Vieira Dias ‘Kopelipa’ Director of the National Reconstruction Office and the third Minister of State Carlos Feijo...


Dos Santos prepares for power, again

The newly-created role of vice-president went neither to Engineer Manuel Vicente boss of state oil company Sonangol nor to General Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias Junior ‘Kopelipa’: both were ineligible since the vice-president must be a member of the National Assembly...

Military chief Kopelipa’s promotion as one of three ministers of state makes him the government’s nominal number four behind Dos Santos Nando and Civil Chief of Staff Carlos Maria da Siva Feijó a long-time presidential advisor...

Kopelipa who joins the Council of Ministers also heads the military oversight body the Casa Militar with a security apparatus to manage a smooth re-election for Dos Santos...

Some contractors linked to Kopelipa are suspected of corruption for which the long-time Minister of Public Works Brigadier Gen...


Reshuffling Luanda's Beijing connection

Before the 8 February cabinet reshuffle Kopelipa and the GRN had managed the US$6...

Some in Luanda suspect that President Dos Santos considers Kopelipa too ambitious and wants to curb his patronage powers...

Kopelipa is now head of the Casa Militar the President’s security services...

The GRN will now be closed down and incorporated into the new ‘super-ministry’ of urbanisation and construction under Da Silva Ferreira leaving Kopelipa to concentrate on security...

But insiders say that Kopelipa’s record in security has been little more impressive than his management of the Chinese finance...

From the start Kopelipa’s GRN had no clearly defined mandate and frequently clashed with the Ministry of Planning...

In addition Kopelipa’s ‘China reputation’ never quite recovered from the collapse in 2007-2008 of a $1...


The cement boom

Its Production Director Manuel Pacavira says that 80% of its production goes to the national reconstruction programme headed by General Hélder Vieira Dias 'Kopelipa' head of the President's Military Office...

Table: African cement demand and production The giant Brazilian construction companies Odebrecht and Andrade Gutierez reckon that their work is sometimes hampered by tension between the Public Works Ministry and Kopelipa's Gabinete de Reconstrução Nacional which masterminds the reconstruction programme...


Luanda diversifies its portfolio

In Luanda General Helder Vieria Dias Junior 'Kopelipa' chief of the presidential guard and head of the Gabinete de Reconstrução Nacional is probably the closest advisor to President Dos Santos...


Oil, votes and Beijing

This was meant to go to the Gabinete de Reconstrução Nacional which was created especially to manage CIF funds and is controlled by Dos Santos ally General Hélder Vieira Dias 'Kopelipa' which is already managing more than the official sum of $2...


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