Jose Eduardo dos Santos

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Birthday
28, 1942
Birthplace
Angola
DEATH DATE
Jul 8, 2022 (79)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
28, 1942
Birthplace
Angola
DEATH DATE
Jul 8, 2022 (79)

About

Leader of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) who took office as the country's second president in 1979. He was also the commander in chief of the Angolan Armed Forces and had been accused of running one of the most corrupt regimes in Africa. In July of 2022, he died after sufffering cardiorespiratory arrest.

Before Fame

He joined the MPLA while studying at the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy.

Trivia

He helped to economically unite African nations by co-founding the African Countries Diamond Producers Association in 2006. He was succeeded by João Lourenço.

Family Life

His third wife's name is Ana Paula dos Santos. He had several children including Isabel Dos Santos

Associated With

He politically collaborated Paulo Kassoma during his time as Prime Minister from 2008 to 2010.