Monday, 10 March 2014
Maka Angola Sponsors Petition Against CNN International Deal With Angolan Dictator’s Children
Maka Angola has just launched an online campaign petitioning CNN International to stop accepting advertisement from the corrupt Angolan regime of President Dos Santos.
Semba Comunicação, a private Angolan company, has been receiving millions of dollars directly from the presidency of the Republic of Angola’s budget to produce commercials to improve the image of Angola abroad. However, this company, incorporated on October 11, 2006, is owned by President José Eduardo dos Santos’ children, namely Welwitchea José dos Santos ‘Tchizé’ and José Paulino dos Santos ´Coréon Du.’ They are promoting the image of their father’s regime through campaigns broadcasted on CNN International. President Dos Santos has been in power for 32 years without ever being elected by the people.
The 2012 presidential budget alone allocates almost US $17 million for Semba Comunicação to engage in a contractual agreement with CNN International for a new advertisement campaign. Read here the complete story previously published at Maka Angola.
While two-thirds of the Angolan population survive on less than $2 a day, the President and his protégés, including his family, have been plundering the extensive natural resources of the country.
Transferring taxpayers’ money from the presidency budget to his children’s private company is only the latest of multiple and continuous acts of corruption, bribery, and embezzlement committed by the President and his cronies.
Maka Angola is therefore calling on its readers to sign a letter addressed to CNN International officials, urging the television network to stop accepting advertisement from the corrupt Angolan regime of President Dos Santos.