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Angolan govt detains ex-president’s son-in-law for corruption

by Kunle Awosiyan

Authorities in Angolan on Tuesday arrested a businessman, ‘Carlos Manuel de Sao Vicente’, with close links to ex-president ‘Jose Eduardo dos Santos’ over corruption claims.

Sao Vicente is married to a daughter of , who has been widely accused of appointing cronies and family members to key positions during his 1979-2017 rule

Carlos Manuel de Sao Vicente, who headed a group of companies that sold insurance contracts to state oil giant Sonangol, was placed in preventative custody after some of his business assets were seized.

Only a few elite benefited from Angola’s vast oil and mineral reserves during the tenure of dos Santos, who has moved overseas along with most members of his family

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