Santos

By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 25th, 2012
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President José Eduardo dos Santos is to be sworn President of Angola, for a five-year term in office, Wednesday, following the Angolan Constitutional Court’s announcement that all appeals presented by opposition parties were dismissed as groundless. The official final results of the 31 August polls g...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 2nd, 2012
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President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’ ruling party has won 74 percent of the national vote, assuring his government, in power for 33 years, another five years in power. With more than 73 percent of the votes counted from Friday’s poll, the state election commission said Sunday that the Popular Movement ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 1st, 2012
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By Jacey Fortin, ibtimes Analysis One of Africa’s quietest dictators will be put to the test when the country of Angola goes to the polls on Friday. There is little dispute about the expected outcome — for President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, this will most likely be an easy victory. You co...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Sep 1st, 2012
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IF YOU are an ageing dictator, few birthday presents beat a certain election victory. José Eduardo dos Santos, Angola’s president, celebrated his 70th birthday three days before the poll on August 31st that his party, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), looked sure to win. At th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Aug 29th, 2012
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With President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’s face plastered on jumbo screens, T-shirts and helium blimps, thousands of Angolans rallied Wednesday in the final campaign show of one of Africa’s most powerful rulers. Supporters came in buses, mini-vans and a fleet of luxury SUVs to Angola’...
By IndepthAfrica
In Soccer
Jul 30th, 2012
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Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu has admitted the Spanish giants want to sign Santos sensation Neymar after the conclusion of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Neymar is part of Brazil’s Olympic squad vying for their first football gold medal, and the 20-year-old helped his country get off ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Soccer
Jul 15th, 2012
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Florent Malouda may have scuppered his proposed move from Chelsea to Santos due to his high wage demands though the Frenchman is still in talks with the Brazilian club. After a failing to consistently find a place in the Chelsea starting eleven last season, Malouda is expected to leave Stamford Bridg...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Jun 7th, 2012
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A group of former presidential guards had planned to march towards the presidential palace on May 27 in protest against the social and economic conditions in which they were living. The date is filled with symbolism. In 1977, a march towards the presidential palace was used to justify the massacre of...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Feb 12th, 2012
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Luanda – Angola’s President Jose Eduardo dos Santos will seek a new term with former state oil company head Manuel Vicente as his vice president in September polls, a source in the ruling MPLA said on Saturday. The southern African oil giant is expected to hold elections around September,...
By IndepthAfrica
In Angola
Feb 2nd, 2012
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By Rafael Marques de Morais The company contracted to market Angola overseas is owned by the president’s children. While two-thirds of the population survives on less than $2 a day, the president and his protégés plunder the country. Semba Comunicação, a private Angolan company, has been receiving mi...