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"
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/08/world/africa/jose-eduardo-dos-santos-dead.html

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."
https://www.washingtonpost.com/obituaries/2022/07/08/jose-eduardo-dos-santos-angola-dictat...

CNN is somewhat more traditional in reporting his death, before raising negative issues:
https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/08/africa/jose-eduardo-dos-santos-dies-angola-intl/index.html

One more report of the dozens available online:

Publico:
Morreu José Eduardo dos Santos, ex-Presidente de Angola, aos 79 anos
https://www.publico.pt/2022/07/08/mundo/noticia/morreu-jose-eduardo-santos-expresidente-an...

And a response from Isabel dos Santos, story from the Guardian:
"Daughter demands postmortem after death of Angola’s former president"
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/08/angolas-former-president-jose-eduardo-dos-sa...

 

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