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Angola holds off on chasing dos Santos' assets abroad - prosecution

Angolan 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.

The comments appear to de-escalate Angolan authorities’ row with dos Santos by indicating her foreign business interests are not in their crosshairs for now.


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Lawyer says establishing Mugabe's assets will take a long time

The process of establishing the assets of the late Robert Mugabe will take some time, his lawyer said on Tuesday, casting doubt on a state media report that the former Zimbabwean leader left $10 million and some properties in the capital.

Zimbabweans have speculated for years about Mugabe’s wealth, with many assuming that he and his family…

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Zimbabwe public workers reject govt offer to double pay

Zimbabwe’s public sector workers on Friday rejected a government offer to nearly double salaries for the lowest paid employees because it was not enough to cushion them against soaring prices, their union said.

The southern African nation’s economy is experiencing its worst crisis in a decade while poor rains are seen worsening the food security…

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Incumbent Geingob wins Namibia presidential election with 56.3% of the vote

Namibia’s incumbent President Hage Geingob has won the 2019 presidential election with 56.3% of the vote, the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) said on Saturday, surviving the country’s biggest corruption scandal, an economic recession and a fractured ruling party.

Geingob, Namibia’s third leader since the sparsely populated and mostly arid…

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