Corruption probe against Angola ex-governor Higino Carneiro

Higino Carneiro

ANGOLA -The Public Prosecutor’s Office general says the former governor of the capital, Luanda, Mr Higino Carneiro is being investigated on corruption charges.

Higino Carneiro, who has been barred from leaving the country, is accused of embezzlement, corruption, abuse of power and money laundering while governor of the city.

He was appointed to the role by former President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who stepped down two years ago after nearly four decades in power.

The government of President Joao Lourenco has been tackling the corruption which allegedly took place during his predecessor’s rule.

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