Portugal freezes the assets of Isabel Dos Santos, former president of Sonangol

Since the revelations in mid-January of the « Luanda Leaks », the noose has been tightening around Isabel Dos Santos, daughter of former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos. According to information leaked by the Portuguese daily Expresso on Tuesday, the Portuguese judicial authorities have, at the request of the Angolan authorities, frozen the businesswoman’s assets in the southern European country. This is yet another hard blow for the former president of Sonangol, the Angolan state-owned oil company, which she managed between 2016 and 2017. At the end of December 2019, the Angolan judiciary had (already) announced the preventive freezing of her assets, while Portugal announced at the same time the opening of a preliminary investigation into the assets held by Isabel Dos Santos in this country of the Iberian Peninsula, former colonial power of Angola.