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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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Obrigado e tchau, Dos Santos

Hélder Vieira Dias 'Kopelipa' Leopoldino Fragoso do Nascimento 'Dino' two of Dos Santos's closest collaborators over the past decade are now officially retired and concentrating on private business...

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Luanda uneasy as poll approaches

Other than immediate family and his trusted chief of the Security Cabinet General Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias Júnior 'Kopelipa' nobody gets to see him...

Even MPLA presidential nominee Lourenço plans his campaign with Kopelipa...

Kopelipa and the head of military intelligence Gen...

Or is it Kopelipa to whom a recent presidential decree transferred the Vice-President's powers for occasions when the VP is away from Luanda...

Dos Santos's strongest loyalists led by Kopelipa and Tchizé and the former Chief Executive Officer of the bankrupt Banco de Poupança e Crédito Paixão Júnior along with MPLA parliamentarians are anxious to cement in the privileges of the Dos Santos era...


The ghost of elections past

OutrageEpisodes of public outrage have been frequent notably against the head of the President's security office General Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias 'Kopelipa' whose name is on a recently divulged document from the Dubai Financial Services Authority indicating the transfer to the country of a staggering amount around $300 mn...

Ultimately the decision to authorise the protests is taken by Kopelipa chief of the Security Intelligence Bureau of the Presidency one of the very few people who has direct access to the reclusive Dos Santos these days...


Bank scandals hit MPLA hard

The head of the presidential security office and the most influential person in Angola's military General Manuel Helder Vieira Dias 'Kopelipa' is revealed as having $300 mn...


One-party stasis

Credit for the victory is generally taken by General Helder Vieira Dias 'Kopelipa' who remains Dos Santos's main military advisor...

As Defence Minister he was noted for rigour and independence particularly in relation to the often-overbearing Chief of the Presidential Security Cabinet Kopelipa...


Dos Santos takes stock, shares

At the other end of the line in Luanda stands General Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias 'Kopelipa' Minister of State and head of the Casa Militar the Military Cabinet...


Fifteen on file

The affair could cast an unwelcome spotlight on security in particular General Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias ‘Kopelipa' head of presidential security and the 5 000-strong Presidential Guard trained by Cuba Israel and North Korea (AC Vol 55 No 24 Good banks from bad)...


Good banks from bad

Portmill is linked to the President's closest allies General Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias Júnior 'Kopelipa' and Vice-President Manuel Vicente the former head of Sonangol (AC Vol 54 No 24 Luanda cows Lisbon)...

Senior economic sources in Luanda said Lektron Capital was likely to be a new vehicle created to allow Vicente and Kopelipa to remain in the bank's shareholding structure...


Changing faces

Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias Jùnior 'Kopelipa' who shows signs of ill health...


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