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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