On the YouTube homepage, I was recently presented with a thumbnail that read “The incredible wealth of Luanda, Angola.” I was immediately interested. My geography isn’t great, but I can usually identify most places that have earned naming rights to an ICIJ leak.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: Isabel dos Santos
Recently, the House and Senate passed the Corporate Transparency Act as part of the larger National Defense Authorization Act, sending it to the President’s desk by a veto-proof majority. They did so, appropriately, the same week as International Anti-Corruption Day.… Continue Reading
Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos may have to answer questions concerning his daughter’s recent appointment as the head of state-owned Sonangol.
According to court documents seen by Reuters, Angola’s Supreme Court has asked dos Santos to respond to an inquiry into why he appointed Isabel dos Santos as CEO of the state-owned oil firm in June.… Continue Reading
At least $750 million intended to repay debt from Angola’s civil war went instead to Russian arms dealers, shell companies in Panama, and crooked politicians, according to a new investigation by Corruption Watch UK and an association of Angolan human rights lawyers known as Maos Livres.… Continue Reading