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Angola Political Transition Hits Snags over Corruption Allegations

Angola’s new president, Joao Lourenco, swept into power last year on a wave of promised reforms, both to the nation’s ailing economy and to the system of power and patronage built during decades of rule by President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.   But that tide of change may have hit some snags, analysts say, amid recent corruption allegations, accusations of uneven prosecutions and vocal pushback from the former ruling family. In December, Lourenco removed Isabel dos Santos, the eldest...

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