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Angola’s President Fires Dos Santos’ Daughter as Sonangol Boss

  • State broadcaster to cancel contracts with two more children
  • Son who operates $5 billion wealth fund also under fire
The offices of Sonangol EP stand illuminated at night in Luanda, Angola, on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. 

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

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Angolan President Joao Lourenco dismissed Isabel dos Santos as chair of state-owned oil company Sonangol as he takes aim at the family of former President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Africa’s richest woman was relieved of her post along with the entire board of Sonangol, according to a presidential statement. Later Wednesday the government ordered the state television station to terminate contracts for the management of a local and an international state-owned channel with two of Dos Santos’ younger children, according to a statement from the Ministry of Social Communications.