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Isabel dos Santos is an Angolan businesswoman, Africa's richest woman and the eldest child of Angola's former President José Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the country from 1979 to 2017. In 2013, according to Forbes, her net worth had exceeded US$2 billion making her Africa's first female US dollar billionaire. Forbes described how dos Santos acquired her wealth by taking stakes in companies doing business in Angola, suggesting that her wealth comes almost entirely from her family's power and connections. In November 2015, the BBC named dos Santos as one of the 100 most influential women in the world.
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Angola's dos Santos wants graft case dropped, cites documents she calls forgedAngolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos called on Tuesday for a corruption case against her to be dropped, accusing Angolan authorities of using forged documents including a bogus passport to get courts..
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Lisbon court seizes NOS shares held by Angola's dos SantosSonaecom, sub-holding of Portugal's Sonae, said on Saturday evening a Lisbon court seized shares in telecommunications firm NOS of a holding company it co-owned with former first-daughter and Angolan..
Portugal prosecutor orders seizure of Isabel dos Santos accountsPortugal's public prosecutor said on Tuesday it had ordered the seizure of Portuguese bank accounts belonging to Isabel dos Santos, who is a suspect in a fraud investigation in Angola.
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Swiss jeweller files for bankruptcy amid Isabel dos Santos graft probeZurich/Geneva — The Genevan jeweller De Grisogono, known for extravagant diamond jewellery worn by the likes of Paris Hilton, has filed for bankruptcy, ensnared in a corruption probe involving Isabel..
Angola's dos Santos to sue reporters' consortium behind 'Luanda Leaks'Isabel dos Santos said the documents released last week by the ICIJ and its media partners were part of a 'concerted and intense campaign' against her. ......
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ECB's Enria blames legislative 'mess' for dos Santos fiascoThe euro zone's top bank supervisor blamed a "mess" of diverging laws across the bloc on Tuesday for the European Central Bank's failure to stop Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, who is suspected..
Jailed Portuguese hacker is 'whistleblower' behind Luanda Leaks: lawyersA Portuguese hacker has taken responsibility for disclosing hundreds of thousands of files revealing how billionaire Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola's former president, built her vast business..
Angola's Joao Lourenço - the man taking on Isabel dos SantosAngola's President Joao Lourenço is accused of orchestrating a witch-hunt against Isabel dos Santos.
Angola may ask Portugal to seize dos Santos' assets, says prosecutorAngola may ask Portuguese authorities to seize assets belonging to billionaire and former first daughter Isabel dos Santos, who is a suspect in a fraud investigation at home, Angola's attorney general..
Angola's Isabel dos Santos to relinquish stake in second Portuguese firmAngolan billionaire and former first daughter Isabel dos Santos, who is a suspect in a fraud investigation at home, will offload her controlling stake in Portuguese engineering firm Efacec, the company..
Angola's beleaguered Isabel dos Santos to offload stake in Portugal's EfacecPortugal's engineering firm Efacec Power Solutions said on Friday Angolan billionaire and former first daughter Isabel dos Santos, who owns a controlling stake, had decided to withdraw from the..
Portugal investigates firms co-owned by dos Santos; Angola may seek arrest warrantPortugal's market watchdog has launched inquiries into various firms where Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos holds stakes, after Angola's chief prosecutor said she could face an international..
Dos Santos calls new corruption allegations 'extremely false'Angolan billionaire and former first daughter Isabel dos Santos denied corruption accusations against her on Thursday after she was named a suspect in mismanagement and misallocation of funds by..
Portugal's market regulator launches inquiries following Luanda LeaksPortugal's market regulator has launched inquiries into auditors and companies including oil group Galp and telecoms firm NOS following the release of files on Angola's former first daughter Isabel dos..
Angola may seek arrest warrant for dos Santos, co-suspect found dead in LisbonAngola could issue an international arrest warrant for billionaire Isabel dos Santos if she fails to cooperate with a fraud investigation in which she has been named as a suspect, its chief prosecutor..
Angola may seek international arrest warrant for Isabel dos Santos: reportsAngola could issue an international arrest warrant for billionaire Isabel dos Santos if she fails to cooperate with a fraud investigation in which she has been named as a suspect, its chief prosecutor..
Billionaire Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola's ex-president, charged with fraudAngola's billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos has been charged in the southern African country with money laundering and mismanagement during her stewardship of state-owned oil firm..
Angola's Dos Santos accused of fraudAfrica's richest woman, Angolan Isabel Dos Santos, formally accused of embezzlement by country's prosecutors
Africa’s richest woman out of DavosThe rapidly changing circumstances for Isabel dos Santos, widely known as ‘Africa’s richest woman’, is evident by her absence at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Instead of hobnobbing..
Portugal probes Angola leaks as Eurobic bank distances itself from dos SantosPortuguese authorities said on Monday they had started looking into media leaks concerning Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, while a small bank said it had decided to put an end to commercial..
How U.S. Firms Helped Africa’s Richest Woman Exploit Her Country’s WealthIsabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angola’s former president, built an empire in a country mired in corruption. Western consultants were her advisers.
Isabel dos Santos: Africa's richest woman 'ripped off Angola'Leaked documents reveal how Isabel dos Santos made her fortune through exploitation and corruption.
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Portuguese court rules against dos Santos over tweets she calls slanderCiting freedom of expression, a Lisbon court has ruled against Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of Angola's former president, who had demanded the removal of several tweets by a long-time..
Angola's dos Santos moots presidency run despite chargesAfrica's richest woman and Angola's ex-first daughter Isabel dos Santos expressed interest on Thursday in running for the presidency despite an asset freeze and accusations of diverting more than a..
Angola holds off on chasing dos Santos' assets abroad: prosecutionAngolan courts have refrained from action to seize billionaire ex-first daughter Isabel Dos Santos' assets abroad but will not hesitate to do so if necessary, a prosecution spokesman said.
Angolan courts could take action to seize dos Santos' assets abroad 'if necessary': prosecutionAngolan courts have not taken any action to have billionaire ex-first daughter Isabel Dos Santos' assets seized abroad but "will not hesitate to resort to such mechanisms if necessary", a prosecution..
I'm a scapegoat: Angola's Isabel dos Santos decries corruption 'witch hunt'Angolan billionaire and former first daughter Isabel Dos Santos decried a New Year's Eve court order to freeze her vast assets as a "witch hunt" engineered to weaken her father's influence and distract..
Angola billionaire Isabel dos Santos lashes out over graft probeIsabel dos Santos, Angola's billionaire businesswoman and daughter of the former president, has launched a head-on attack on the government since her assets were frozen last month by graft..
Angola and Congo tell dos Santos to cooperate with justice after asset freezeThe presidents of Angola and Congo said on Sunday Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of Angola's previous leader and her Congolese husband Sindika Dokolo, should cooperate with the justice..
Angolan Ex-President's Daughter Denies Graft AllegationsThe daughter of former Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos has denied allegations of financial irregularities after a court froze her bank accounts, calling the claims "politically motivated."..
Angola hits "Princess" dos Santos with asset freezeAngola has frozen the assets of Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of the country's previous leader, in a sign that President João Lourenço is taking a tougher line against the former first..