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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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The MPLA sticks to its course

The usual MPLA suspects will be involved in most big projects: General Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias Júnior ‘Kopelipa' Leopoldino Fragoso do Nascimento ‘Dino' presidential daughter Isabel dos Santos and increasingly others from the Dos Santos brood...


Luanda shouts back at Lisbon

They include Vice-President Manuel Domingos Vicente; the Minister of State for the Casa Militar General Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias Júnior ‘Kopelipa'; and the senior presidential aide Gen...


Debt deal scandal revives

Others under scrutiny include Vicente himself General Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias ‘Kopelipa’ Gen...


No new brooms

Presidential ally and millionaire businessman General Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias Júnior ‘Kopelipa’ continues as Minister of State in the Presidency despite reports of ill-health but his title is changed from Head of the Military Household (Casa Militar) to Head of the Security Household...


Secrets are not forever

He was urged to make the deal by Angola's presidential elite represented by General Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias 'Kopelipa' Minister of State in the President's Office and Carlos Sumbula Chairman of state diamond company Endiama...

Gaydamak stated in evidence that President José Eduardo dos Santos had told Kopelipa to obtain the two rivals' agreement to the deal so as to avoid embarrassment if secret deals in the diamond business were exposed shortly before the parliamentary elections on 31 August...


Luanda’s crude power

Former Sonangol Chairman Manuel Vicente the Minister of State for the Military General Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias Júnior ‘Kopelipa’ and Presidential Telecommunications Advisor Leopoldino Fragoso do Nascimento ‘Dino’ each held an equal 33...

It later denied to the SEC that it was owned by Vicente et al but in an unexpected about-turn this April Vicente Dino and Kopelipa admitted to Britain’s Financial Times that Grupo Aquattro had held a stake in Nazaki but had been unaware of Nazaki’s interest in Blocks 9 and 21...


Hope of peace for Cabinda

From far-off Paris Tiago sued for peace on 5 April in a dispatch to General Manuel Helder Vieira Dias Júnior ‘Kopelipa’ the head of the military bureau in the Presidency and appointed an intermediary...

Her letter to Kopelipa (of which we have a copy) outlines three steps...

Splits are appearing in the governing MPLA and mistrust is deepening between Angola’s two most powerful men Dos Santos and Kopelipa...


Marques takes them on

In the criminal complaint submitted in early January to Attorney General João Maria Moreira de Sousa Marques alleges that Manuel Domingos Vicente the head of the state-owned oil company Sonangol General Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias Júnior 'Kopelipa' (see Pointer Cutting rivalries) Minister of State and head of the Military Bureau at the Presidency and Gen...

The complaint also accuses Kopelipa and Dino of abusing their public positions and of using their 'considerable influence over the President of the Republic who as the head of the Executive grants the final approval for petroleum block concessions'...


Cutting rivalries

Gaydamak claims he was tricked into signing away his rights by presidential confidant General Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias Júnior ‘Kopelipa’ in return for a promise of compensation by Leviev...


Fuqing crime and punishment

The presidency set up the DCPS to operate with the Gabinete de Reconstrução Nacional (Office of National Reconstruction) under General Manuel Hélder Vieira Dias Júnior ‘Kopelipa’ but the unit’s existence was never confirmed by legislation or relevant decrees...


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