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Yahoo! ArtsJan 19, 2020
Africa's richest woman accused of corruption and siphoning off state assets
Africa's richest woman has been accused of corruption and exploiting her own country's natural resources, after thousands of documents detailing her business interests were leaked to the media. Isabel dos Santos, who resides in the UK and whose father was the president of Angola, faces allegations of exploiting family connections to secure deals on land, oil and diamonds. According to the documents, seen by BBC Panorama and the Guardian, she and her husband were allowed to buy up valuable state assets and siphon hundreds of millions of dollars out of Angola. Ms dos Santos, whose fortune is estimated at £2bn, says these claims are entirely false and that she is the victim of a witch-hunt led by the Angolan government. She  also wrote on Twitter that the leaked documents were "fake" and based on "false information."     Ms dos Santos is already under investigation for corruption by the Angolan government, which has frozen her assets in the country. The documents were obtained by the Platform to Protect Whistle-blowers in Africa and then passed to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Anti-corruption campaigners responded by claiming that Ms dos Santos has been exploiting her own country for personal gain, with normal Angolan citizens the victims of her lavish lifestyle. "Every time she appears on the cover of some glossy magazine somewhere in the world, every time that she hosts one of her glamorous parties in the south of France, she is doing so by tramplin

Yahoo! BooksJan 19, 2020
Document trove shows how 'Africa's richest woman' stole fortune: ICIJ
An award-winning investigative team published a trove of files Sunday allegedly showing how the daughter of Angola's former president -- dubbed Africa's richest woman -- syphoned hundreds of millions of dollars of public money into offshore accounts. The New York-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) worked with newspapers such as Munich's Suddeutsche Zeitung to reveal the "Panama Papers" tax haven scandal in 2016. Its latest series called "Luanda Leaks" zeros in on Isabel dos Santos, the former Angola president's daughter.


Yahoo! TVJan 13, 2020
Joe Scarborough: GOP Won't Come on ‘Morning Joe' to Talk Debt Unless ‘Democrats Are in the White House'
During a Monday conversation on "Morning Joe" with former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci and other market experts, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough complained that Republican officials are inconsistent with concerns about national finances."You know," Scarborough said, "it used to be that I could get Republicans on this show to also talk about  massive spending … again ginning up the economy, overheating the economy, the $23 trillion national debt."Republicans, they only seem to care about deficits or debts when Democrats are in the White House, but man, we're looking at bigger spending and more fiscal recklessness than ever before this year," he added.Also Read: Joe Scarborough Tells GOP to 'Speak Up Now' After Trump Attacks Elijah Cummings and Baltimore (Video)Libertarian party chairman Nicholas Sarwark agreed, saying, "Absolutely. You can hear it in that jobs report. You can see the seeds of the destruction."Scarborough has hit the GOP many times on his show during the era of President Donald Trump's administration, saying Republicans are "damned by [their] own silence." In July, he addressed the party directly: "I'm getting really tired of having to tell you this and please, please, please, don't write your books about ‘how I won the war' after Donald Trump leaves town. Speak up now because if you don't, Donald Trump is going to bring you down."Read original story Joe Scarborough: GOP Won't Come on ‘Morning Joe
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