Saturday, July 9, 2022


The former president of Angola, Jose Dos Santos died on Friday, the announcement by the embassy of Angola in Nigeria .

According to the embassy, Mr Dos Santos “died in the city of Barcelona, Spain, due to illness.” He had been receiving medical treatment since 2019.

He was Born on August 28, 1942, in Luanda, José Eduardo dos Santos was a unique figure of Angolan nationalism with his participation in the fight against colonization, in the conquest of national independence, in the affirmation of Angola in the context of Nations, in the conquest of peace, reconstruction and national reconciliation,” the statement announcing his death said.

Angola will from midnight July 9 observe five days of national mourning in honour of the late former president.

“The Embassy of Angola in Abuja, will open from Monday, July 11, a Book of Condolences in honor of the nationalist and patriot Jose Eduardo,” it added.

One of Africa’s longest serving leaders, Mr Dos Santos stepped down five years ago.

The government presents its deepest feelings of sorrow to the bereaved family,” the statement read, describing the former leader as a “statesman of great historical stature” who led the country through very difficult times.

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