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Angola: Instrumental Seizure of Vicente and “Kopelipa” Assets

The perception of the capacity of the PGR and the judicial system to conduct an anti-corruption effort capable of countering the elite's tendency to appropriate state assets has been diminishing in political and diplomatic circles. The belief has also grown that the definition of the targets of judicial proceedings within the regime has mainly obeyed João Lourenço's political affirmation, through the weakening of the image of his predecessor, JOSÉ EDUARDO dos SANTOS (JES). READ MORE