Angola: Dos Santos wants his son in the Presidency of the Republic by all means
*****”Zenú” represents China Sonangol International in Angola
Prof. N’gola Kiluange
Washington D.C –As the involvement of high–ranking officials linked to the regime in international scandals is revealed –on suspicion of money laundering and bribes, etc., the Civil House of the President of the Republic strives to clear José E Eduardo dos Santos of any possible criminal actions or direct involvement in such charges.
And as usual, this process of exoneration may take caricatured forms in an attempt to eliminate all physical evidence and materials, including, if necessary, simulated murders!
However, the precarious health conditions of MPLA President forced him to introduce his family and more direct cronies in the day-to-day management of the Government to ensure the transition of power – from parent to child.
Dos Santos, reportedly, can’t work more than 4 straignt hours per day … and his children – Isabel dos Santos and José Filomeno de Sousa dos Santos (“Zenu”) take the major decisions on the fate of the country.
Messages in and out of the narrow family circle of our head of State are thoroughly controlled by a team headed up by his children … working at the Presidential Palace in the Upper City.
In certain circumstances, Zenu and Isabel have used special envoys to convey verbal messages about decisions taken by themselves in the name of their father to the Angolan Executive members or party in power.
Thus, the rise of José Filomeno de Sousa dos Santos to power becomes a moral obligation to protect the interests of his family and save it from any “future legal prosecution”.
In fact, the son of the President of the Republic is so committed to the issues of corruption of Sonangol as Manuel Domingos Vicente or Francisco de Lemos José Maria (Vice President of the Republic and Chairman of Sonangol Board of director, respectively), etc.
According to the book of Marcus Power and Ana Cristina Alves titled “China and Angola: A Marriage of Convenience? (Angola and China marriage of convenience?) “, Filomeno de Sousa dos Santos is the representative of China Sonangol International Holding (CSIH) in Angola.
However, China Sonangol International Holding, China Sonangol Finance International Ltd., China Sonangol Gas International Ltd., China Sonangol Natural Resources International Ltd., China Sonangol International Investment Ltd., China Sonangol Natural Resources International Ltd., Sonangol Sinopec International Ltd, Endiama China sonangol International Limited, singapore, China sonangol shanghai petroleum co ltd, China sonangol wall street, china sonangol international airlines, Endiama China International Holding Ltd , China International Fund Limited (CIF), Sonangol Ediama, etc., have as parent company the Queensway Group 88-affiliation of Sam Pa (Xu Jinghua)!
China International Fund Limited emerges from that conglomerate of companies for having been the intermediate of mostly acquisition of Chinese State or private lending for the Eduardo dos Santos’ regime.
The profitable business of CIF in the oil market, diamond industry, construction, real estate, including hiring of cheap Chinese labor spread throughout country,etc., constitute a threat to the national tax system.
Both the CIF as other 88 Queensway group companies operating in Angola enjoy local tax exemption and favoritism in government procurement.
Of the profits from intermediate services obtained in our financial market, the CIF would rather reinvest them in the country and share them with the Angolan Head of State, according to senior officials of the national counter-intelligence.
In the meantime, the participation of Domingos Manuel Vicente and Lemos José Maria on the governing board of the following companies shows the footprints of Eduardo dos Santos associated with the Chinese mafia led by Sam Pa, together with influential people belonging to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP):
a. ) Endiama China International Holding Limited. Property: National enterprise from Diamonds of Angola, E. P. (Endiama) 55 %, New Corporate International Limited 45 %. Directorship: Lo Fong Hung, António of Jesus Matias, Zheng Gang, Manuel Arnaldo Sousa Calado.
b.) Global Investments Fund Limited.Propriedade: Gold Ascent Limited (100%).Diretoria: Lo Fong Hung, Verónica Fung, Manuel Vicente, Francisco de Lemos José Maria.
c. ) Sonangol Asia Limited. Property: China Beiya Escom International Limited 70 %, Sonangol, E. P. 30 %. Directorship: Lo Fong Hung, Wu Yang, Manuel Vicente.
d. ) Worldpro Development Limited. Property: World Noble Holdings Limited (100 %) Directorship: Lo Fong Hung, Manuel Vicente, Francisco De Lemos Jose Maria, Moshe Hallak.
Thus, the leader of the 88 Queensway Group was arrested in Beijing earlier this year on suspicion of corruption related to State-owned China Petroleum and Chemical (Sinopec).
Sinopec, the China International Fund Limited and Sonangol have been involved for more than 11 years on illicit activities in Angola, as indicated by senior management of our State oil company.
Reportedly, for example, their respective opaque business in our oil market have raised strong doubts in the international creditors, economists, politicians and national and foreign entrepreneurs, etc.
By allowing the continuation of the 88 Queensway Groups operations in Angola , the government of Xi Jinping seems unable to tap the business conglomerate protected by individuals associated with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP ).
The recent Chinese loan guarantee (valued at more than 25 billion) to José Eduardo dos Santos’ regime is certainly a Chinese public bet on the perpetuation of the status quo in Angola.
When the Chinese government refuses to make public the contractual terms of loans granted to Angola , it greatly feeds speculation about the possibilities for stocks of invasive provisions to our national sovereignty.
It is natural that those who were colonized 500 years wants to know why in the hack there are over 500 thousand Chinese scattered throughout the territory of the country.
And since the China International Fund “allegedly” belongs to Sam Pa, all contracts concluded between this company with Sonangol and Angolan financial institutions ought to be subject to contractual review immediately.
Should also be subject to inspection all agreements of CIF resulting from sending to Angola of thousands of cheap Chinese labor.
Therefore, the best possible alternative that remains is the holding of a conference with the participation of all living forces to decide the compulsory retirement of José Eduardo dos Santos and debate the molds of orderly and “genuine” transition for democracy in Angola.
It would be bad faith submit to his whims, especially when his biggest ambition is to make political standstill until the next general election to be replaced by his son – José Filomeno dos Santos “Zenú”!
Ladies and Gentlemen the permanence of Dos Santos in power means increasing continuity and agonizing dysfunctionality of national public structures and prostitution of our civic and moral values.
The choice is ours!
Prof. N’gola Kiluange ( Serafim de Oliveira)
China and Angola: A Marriage of Convenience? (Angola China Casamento por Conveniência?) By Marcus Power, Ana Alves Cristina
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2.) The Queensway syndicate and the Africa trade
3.) Queixa-crime contra vice-presidente de Angola Manuel Vicente
4.) Fachada para o governo chinês?
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6.)U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission, The 88 Queensway Group: A Case Study in Chinese Investors’ Operations in Angola and Beyond
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8.) Sonangol China oil scheme: Billions ‘diverted’ in Angola
9.) The Queensway syndicate and the Africa trade
10.) Queixa-crime contra vice-presidente de Angola Manuel Vicente
11.) Fachada para o governo chinês?
12.) Magnata chinês parceiro da Sonangol detido em caso de corrupção
13.)U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission, The 88 Queensway Group: A Case Study in Chinese Investors’ Operations in Angola and Beyond
14.) Presidente angolano quer consórcio com empresa russa de diamantes
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