Former Angolan President Dos Santos dies in Spain

Former Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos

The Angolan Government yesterday announced the passing of former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos aged 79.

The Ex president died in a hospital in Barcelona yesterday early morning. He had been ill since 2019.

Dos Santos Ruled Angola for almost four decades and was only replaced in 2017 by the current President Joao Lourenco.

Jose Filomeno dos Santos, the son of former Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos
Jose Filomeno dos Santos, the son of former Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos

Durinng his rule, Angolo experienced a civil war between his government and U.S.-backed UNITA rebels. The War ended in 2002 after which his country experienced a boom in oil production become the second largest producer in Africa.

The current Angolan Regime in its effort to fight corruption in country has been carrying out investigations into the wrong doings of the former president’s rule. Many family members of the deceased president are currently facing charges of corruption.

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