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Angola prosecutors close in on dos Santos children

  Luanda, Angola | AFP |  Angola’s former first son Jose Filomeno dos Santos has spent hours contemplating the marble floor and wood-panelled walls of Luanda’s Supreme Court where he has been on trial since December. The 42-year-old child of Jose Eduardo dos Santos could soon hear whether he is guilty …

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Delayed opening of Gatuna border sparks anger among locals

Gutuna, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The failure by Uganda and Rwandan Presidents to re-open the Gatuna border after their meeting on Friday has sparked anger and condemnations among locals and area leaders.  The two presidents; Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame met at Katuna on Friday, President  …

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Uganda given 30-days to verify accusations by Rwanda

Katuna, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The meeting between Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame has ended with a commitment to preventing hostile forces destabilizing the government of Rwanda. The meeting that was held on Friday at Katuna border post in Kabale district was mediated by …

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Rwanda, Uganda agree to refrain from destabilization

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwanda and Uganda have agreed to refrain from engaging factors that may create the perception influencing a regime change in each other’s country and also exchange prisoners. This was resolved in the Luanda Head of States meeting set up to resolve the tense relations …

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Museveni, Kagame head to Angola for more talks

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame will on Sunday, February 2, 2020, meet in Luanda, the Angolan capital for a second attempt at talks to resolve the dispute between Uganda and Rwanda. The presidents, whose advance teams from either country have …

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Isabel dos Santos’ graft scandal ups stakes for Angola

Luanda, Angola | AFP |  Allegations of corruption swirling around his predecessor’s daughter have set a crucial test for Angolan President Joao Lourenco in his vow to reform a country rich in oil and tainted by graft. Isabel dos Santos, the 46-year-old billionaire daughter of ex-president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, is …

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Angola’s Dos Santos vows ‘ready to fight’ graft claims

Luanda, Angola | AFP |  Isabel dos Santos, the tycoon daughter of Angola’s ex-president who is at the centre of an anti-graft investigation, on Thursday vowed she was ready to fight against what she called “misleading and untrue” allegations. Dos Santos, dubbed ‘the princess’ in Angola, is accused of using her …

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Angola president fights ‘wasp nest’ of corruption in country

Lisbon, Portugal | AFP |  Angolan President Joao Lourenco on Thursday compared the fight against corruption in his country to “touching a wasps nest”, a day after his predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos refuted allegations he emptied the state’s finances. Dos Santos, who stepped down in September 2017 following 38 …

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