Former Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos Dies

Former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos has died at the age of 79 in Spain, according to the Angolan presidency. Dos Santos had been receiving medical treatment in Barcelona since 2019. One of Africa's longest serving leaders, he ruled the oil-producing nation of Angola for almost four decades.

Dos Santos was replaced in 2017 by President João Lourenço who had him investigated, following several allegations of multi-billion dollar corruption during his rule. Dos Santos's children - including Isabella dos Santos who was named by Forbes as Africa's richest woman - have been accused of corruption and self-enrichment at the expense of the Angolan people.


José Eduardo dos Santos, President of the Republic of Angola, addresses a United Nations meeting in 2007.

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