Maka Angola (Luanda)

23 January 2013

Angola: Spotlight

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A cartoon in Maka Angola portraying allegations of corruption involving President dos Santos.

The latest press coverage on corruption, human rights abuses, violations of freedom of the press and socio-economic exclusion in Angola:

Forbes: Isabel Dos Santos, Daughter Of Angola's President, Is Africa's First Woman Billionaire

January 23, 2013: Those stakes, combined with assets Isabel dos Santos owns in at least one bank in Angola, have pushed her net worth over the $1 billion mark, according to research by FORBES, making the 40-year-old Africa's first woman billionaire. How did a 40-year-old woman who started out with just one restaurant come into such a vast fortune?

Bloomberg: De Beers Expects to Dig Angola Gem Mine to Recoup Expense

January 17, 2013: De Beers, the world's biggest diamond producer, said it's confident of finding a gem deposit in Angola that will allow it to more than recoup the $250 million it has spent on exploration.

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Angola Govt Ends Partnership With Portugal

Construction in Luanda was booming during late colonial rule and is once again booming.

The Angolan government has broken off ties between the historic trade and cultural partners in the wake of Portuguese investigations into corruption by political and business ... Read more »

Journalists Probe Angolan Billionaire's Wealth

A cartoon in Maka Angola portraying allegations of corruption involving President dos Santos.

After naming Isabel dos Santos earlier this year as Africa's richest woman, Forbes magazine has gone on to examine how the daughter of Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos ... Read more »