Obituary: José Eduardo dos Santos, former Angolan president, 1942-2022

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In case some of you have missed this news:

"José Eduardo dos Santos, Longtime Angolan Ruler, Dies at 79"

This obituary from the Washington Post seems particularly critical of his actions and legacy.
"José Eduardo dos Santos, who plundered Angola, dies at 79:
One of Africa’s longest-serving heads of state, he led his resource-plentiful nation through seemingly endless conflict for 38 years and funneled vast riches to his family."

CNN is somewhat more traditional in reporting his death, before raising negative issues:

One more report of the dozens available online:

Morreu José Eduardo dos Santos, ex-Presidente de Angola, aos 79 anos

And a response from Isabel dos Santos, story from the Guardian:
"Daughter demands postmortem after death of Angola’s former president"


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