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A mulher mais rica da África, a angolana Isabel dos Santos

Interpol is putting Isabel dos Santos, from Angola, on high alert

The 2020 ICIJ Investigation Shows How “Africa’s Richest Woman” Built An Empire. Businesswoman says it’s based on lies

The Interpol. international police (International Criminal Police Organization) Angolan Isabel dos Santos, who was once The richest woman in Africain “red alert”🇧🇷 This means that There is a note to “finding and provisional arrest” business woman.

According to information from Lusa agency (for subscribers), the Attorney General of the Republic of Angola requested a note on November 3, 2022. In the document, Isabelle requested by suspecious in “Crimes of embezzlement, qualified fraud, illegal involvement in business, criminal association, influence peddling and money laundering”🇧🇷

Isabel is the daughter of and was a target of former Angola President Jose Eduardo dos Santos Luanda Lakesa journalistic investigation led by ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) in 2020. The investigation brought together 120 professionals from 36 media outlets in 20 countries, including The power is 360🇧🇷

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists asked to confirm whether it had issued an international arrest warrant against Isabel dos Santos, and Interpol said it would not comment on specific cases.

In an interview with German media Deutsche WelleIsabel dos Santos He said He learned of the note from the press and that the request was based on “Lies”. The businesswoman also stated that the Luanda Leaks investigative reporter was A.J “ranking” to the Government of Angola “Political reasons”.

Luanda leaks

The investigation showed how Isabel dos Santos built An empire of 400 companies and subsidiaries in 41 countries to divert resources from the Angolan government, primarily from state-owned oil company Sonangol, which it chaired from 2016 to 2017.

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The investigations had a huge impact on the entire dos Santos family.

business woman defend Of the accusations he stated that the political opposition against his father promoted a “witch hunt”🇧🇷 She also questioned the validity of the documents supporting the journalistic investigation.

“The richest woman in Africa”

Isabelle has been called “The richest woman in Africa” in 2014 by the magazine Forbes, with an estimated net worth of $3.5 billion. In 2020, when her net worth dropped to $2.2 billion, the magazine decided to remove her from its billionaires list due to suspicions of money laundering.

Because of the accusations, she said He was banned from entering the United States in January 2022.