Jose eduardo dos santos biography

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Books by Dana Hilton (Author of Ashraf Ghani - World Leaders Biography)

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Angola's president fires Jose Filomeno dos Santos, son of former leader [The Morning Call]

Jose Eduardo dos Santos (born August 28, ) is an Angolan politician. As President, dos Santos was also the commander in chief of the Angolan Armed.
Dana Hilton

A SHARED FUTURE

Deutsche Welle , Antonio Cascais 30 Sep Former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his daughter Isabel in the background. The news hit like a bomb in Luanda: Jose Filomeno dos Santos, the son of former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, was arrested on Monday in Luanda and is now in custody. The list of allegations against him is long: among other things, it includes the formation of a criminal organisation, illegal enrichment, money laundering and corruption, according to the Angolan prosecutor. Only three years ago, he was positioned as a possible successor to his father as president. He swiftly replaced several provincial governors, ministers and senior officials, as well as positions in state enterprises which were largely filled by close confidants or family members of his predecessor.

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Mozambique and Angola are connected by deep historical ties, particularly in terms of the solidarity reached through the fight for the liberation of our people, which led to independence of both countries in Sons of our nations, such as Eduardo Mondlane, Samora Machel, and Agostinho Neto, who cleared the ground for the independent and sovereign states of today, must keep the flame of dignity and prosperity alight for future generations. Now that we have overcome the worst period of this struggle, we must focus our attention on the consolidation of peace and economic cooperation, founded on the excellent political and diplomatic relations that exist between these two countries. We are also both entering the same geopolitical space in the same sub-regional organizations. Ever since the and the General Agreement for Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation, which led to the creation of the Bilateral Cooperation Committee, our diplomats and functionaries have been meeting regularly. These organizations are needed to improve and expand our relations, especially in institutional and managerial terms, through the public and private sectors.

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Corruption: Angola's former leader's son Filomeno dos Santos charged [The Morning Call]

Following the death of President Agostinho Neto in , dos Santos came to power. Pragmatic and flexible, he attempted to improve relations with the West, especially the United States, which did not recognize the MPLA-led government. In the early s he abandoned Marxist-Leninism and ordered the withdrawal of Cuban troops that had been in the country since the late s. As elections originally slated for had been postponed indefinitely because of the conflict and its aftermath, dos Santos remained president into the s. In dos Santos announced that parliamentary elections would be held in September , while the presidential election would be held in

Due to repression by the colonial government, dos Santos went into exile in neighbouring Congo-Brazzaville in From there he collaborated with the MPLA and soon became an official member of the party. To continue with his education he moved to the Soviet Union , where by , he received degrees in petroleum engineering and in radar communications, [7] from the Azerbaijan Oil and Chemistry Institute in Baku , Azerbaijan. In , he returned to Angola, which was still a Portuguese territory known as the Overseas Province of Angola. In , he was promoted to sub-commander of the telecoms service of the second region. The same year, Dos Santos was appointed as Angola's first Minister of Foreign Affairs upon independence, and in this capacity he played a key role in obtaining diplomatic recognition for the MPLA government in He was also elected as President of the People's Assembly on 9 November

At a Glance . The son of a bricklayer, dos Santos was born in Luanda , the capital of what was then Portuguese West Africa, on August 28, As a teen, he won admittance to the prestigious Liceu Salvador Carreia, where the Portuguese elite sent their offspring and which admitted only a small number of African students. In dos Santos joined one of these groups, the MPLA, as the opposition movement in Angola grew in strength and fervor. For his role in the movement, he was forced to flee the country, and in Kinshasa , Zaire later the Democratic Republic of the Congo he became a key player in the formation of the MPLA Youth organization.

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  1. Jose Eduardo dos Santos is an Angolan politician who served as President of Angola from to As President, Jose Eduardo dos Santos was also the .

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