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Angola: The Extensive Network of Edeltrudes Costa

EDELTRUDES Maurício Fernandes Gaspar da COSTA (EC; “Nandinho”, among friends), grew up in “Bairro Popular”, in Luanda, where he still maintains strong connections. He studied law at Universidade Agostinho Neto, having been a student of MARIA LUÍSA ABRANTES (MLA; “Milucha”), former partner of JOSÉ EDUARDO dos SANTOS (JES). In public and private circles, MLA claims to be the one who opened him the door to government. READ MORE