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Angola

General Manuel Helder Vieira Dias Júnior (Kopelipa)

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


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Authoritarian alliances

Manuel Helder Vieira Dias 'Kopelipa' the head of the Casa Militar at the presidency led the security reorganisation...

Kopelipa is detested by many MPLA activists but trusted by the President with whom he jointly controls Angola's huge China-boosted oil-fired reconstruction programme (which includes the 'pacification' of Cabinda...


Waiting in line

In Angola Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias ‘Kopelipa’ who has worked in military intelligence for two decades controls military affairs in the Futungo de Belas...

Close to President José Eduardo dos Santos Kopelipa liaises with Chinese officials over the allocation of their multi-billlion dollar credit lines which are used for the post-war reconstruction...


New Luanda's gleaming towers

The director of the Reconstruction Office is General (Retired) Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias 'Kopelipa' the enormously wealthy head of military affairs at the presidency who recently won a long-running battle with his long-time rival Gen...

Miala was thought to harbour political ambitions after the long-deferred departure of President José Eduardo dos Santos; Kopelipa wasn't...

Kopelipa's...


Adeus espião

Manuel Helder Vieira Dias 'Kopelipa' looks to be the immediate beneficiary of Miala's sacking...

Already the second most powerful man after Dos Santos Kopelipa takes over Miala's intelligence role...

As Head of the National Reconstruction Council Kopelipa manages billions of dollars including the US$2 bn...

Last year Kopelipa jointly led Luanda's delegation to Beijing to discuss the operation of the credit line China's biggest facility for Africa...


There's money in reconstruction, if you have friends

Two special presidential advisors remain extremely powerful: Carlos Feijó as head of the presidency's Civil Affairs department and the wealthy Manuel Helder Vieira Días Júnior 'Kopelipa'...

The elusive Kopelipa has many business interests including awarding lobbying contracts to public-relations companies in Washington...

Though theoretically integrated into the national political structure and under ministerial control the Office through Kopelipa will allow the President to exert more direct control over post-war reconstruction contracts...


Black gold flows

Last year's clean-up efforts by De Morais have been outweighed by bizarre debt deals and the continued power of old-guard politicians and apparatchiks such as Public Works Minister Francisco Higino Lopes Carneiro and the Presidential Security Advisor General Helder Vieira Dias 'Kopelipa'...


Ten years after

Helder Vieira Dias 'Kopelipa' and Manuel Vicente head of state oil company Sonangol...


Neutering UNITA

The government team is led by Interior Minister Fernando da Piedade Días dos Santos ('Nando') Dos Santos' most powerful rival balanced by the President's Machiavellian point-man Helder Vieira Dias 'Kopelipa'...


Whose peace bonanza?

The most influential of these are the President's daughter Isabel dos Santos and General Helder Vieira Dias 'Kopelipa' head of the presidency's military office the Casa Militar...

In the catering business Kopelipa allied with Isabel and friendly with Falcone and Gaidamak has other interests...

Kopelipa's Entreposto Comercial won a $50 mn...

In mid-May Kopelipa shouted down senior UN officials insisting they should keep out of the quartering areas...

There are signs that Kopelipa was restrained by the respected former Chief of Staff João de Matos and senior FAA officers...

De Matos' successor Armando da Cruz Neto appointed by Kopelipa is said to have been angered by his superior officer's behaviour...


Death, not peace

Helder Vieira Dias 'Kopelipa' military Chief of Staff at the presidency; José Leitão presidency Secretary General; Brig...


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