Angola's 'sick president back home' from Spain

The 74-year-old's medical condition has recently been the subject of intense speculation, with his daughter Isabel forced to deny rumours that he had died in Spain.

Angola's 'sick president back home' from Spain

The 74-year-old's medical condition has recently been the subject of intense speculation, with his daughter Isabel forced to deny rumours that he had died in Spain.

30 May 2017 Tuesday 15:39
Angola's 'sick president back home' from Spain

Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has been dogged by reports of poor health, has returned to Luanda after nearly a month in Spain, party officials have said, AFP news agency reports

The 74-year-old's medical condition has recently been the subject of intense speculation, with his daughter Isabel forced to deny rumours that he had died in Spain.

Anastacio de Brito, spokesman for the ruling MPLA party, told AFP that the president arrived back in Angola on Monday evening.

Earlier, the party confirmed for the first time that Mr Dos Santos had undergone medical checks while in Spain on an extended "private visit".

He has been in power in oil-rich Angola since 1979. He says he will not stand for re-election in August. The MPLA has chosen Defence Minister Joao Lourenco as its presidential candidate.

BBC

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