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Angola’s Dos Santos to Extend Rule as Proteges Founder

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos may extend his 34 years in power because the people who he’d like to replace him lack support from the ruling party.

Last year Dos Santos chose Manuel Domingos Vicente, 57, the former head of the national oil company, Sonangol, as his vice president and put his son, 35-year-old Jose Filomeno de Sousa dos Santos, in charge of a $5 billion sovereign wealth fund, which started operating this year.