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Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by Islie: 4:19pm On Aug 13




Africa’s richest woman has been revealed as the owner of a £13million home in one of London’s most exclusive areas that has caused anguish for neighbours.

Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angola’s controversial former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, plans to demolish the house and rebuild it as an ‘iceberg’ mansion.

She has been given permission to raze the property and construct a four-storey home in its place, complete with an underground swimming pool complex.

Mrs dos Santos, 46, also plans to install a hot tub, wine cellar, massage room and walk-in safe underneath the sprawling home in Kensington, west London.

But the plans caused fury among wealthy neighbours, with one resident claiming the proposal would ‘create resentment, divisiveness and poor community feeling’.

The revelation, unearthed by ‘Finance Uncovered’, that she owns the luxury home is likely to stoke widespread concerns about the origin of Mrs dos Santos’ wealth.

Despite presenting herself as a self-made entrepreneur who rubs shoulders with the A-list elite, opponents have described her as the beneficiary of kleptocracy in Africa.

The majority of her nearly £2billion wealth was amassed while her father Jose Eduardo, 76, served as ruler of Angola for 38 years.

Critics of dos Santos claim he murdered many politicians, journalists and others during his spell in power.

He was also accused of monopolizing and exploiting oil and diamond resources and seizing control of almost all aspects of government power.

Critics further claim his daughter Isabel acquired her own fortune by using her family’s power to take stakes in firms doing business in Angola, where many people live on as little as $2 a day.

Angola, a country of 18 million people, lies on the western coast of southern Africa and is rich in diamonds and oil.

The country was wracked by 27 years of civil war which finally ended in 2002, leading to a huge jump in oil revenues from $3 billion in 2002 to $66 billion in 2008.

Transparency International, the NGO that investigates government fraud, recently ranked Angola 165th out of 180 countries in its corruption perception index.

Mrs dos Santos studied engineering at King’s College, London, before opening her first business at the age of 24, a restaurant called ‘Miami Beach’.

Amid rumours that she has invested in properties in London, it has now been revealed how she bought the Kensington home for £8.65million in 2007.



https://www.newtelegraphng.com/2019/08/africas-richest-woman-at-loggerheads-with-wealthy-neighbours-over-her-uk-home-2/
Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by youngmd: 4:26pm On Aug 13
first to comment

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by izzou(m): 4:31pm On Aug 13
angry

There is something about countries with oil in Africa

They all behave alike

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by judgementyard(m): 4:42pm On Aug 13
In as much as I don't condone corruption ,all I see from the neighbors attitude is pure envy.

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by Bede2u(m): 5:23pm On Aug 13
I thought they said its Alikja that is the richest

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by Chidexter(m): 5:37pm On Aug 13
Bede2u:
I thought they said its Alikja that is the richest
Maybe, alakija has spent all her money on owambe

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by bigerboy200: 5:37pm On Aug 13
Africa Africa. All our leaders know is to loot. Corruption is in every corner of this continent. Sadly, Europe has got nothing in us with regards to natural resources. However, the greed of our people has led to the steady increase in poverty amongst Africans.

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by Nobody: 7:16pm On Aug 13
Lol see how it pains the white man when they meet a black man or in this case, a black woman richer than them

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by anibi9674: 8:03pm On Aug 13
Abeg she get daughter? Just asking

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by helinues: 8:05pm On Aug 13
African mentality has always been destroying..

How how about remodifying the house?
Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by SultanOfAbia: 8:50pm On Aug 13
A woman with power is worst than men with power
What a man can do
A woman will do it better than him
Same applies to wickedness
Go and Ask Jezebel if you think I'm lying.

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by BOOOMNAIJA: 8:51pm On Aug 13
Only one person with all this wealth??!!....

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by YorubaWarrior: 8:51pm On Aug 13
How nd where did she get all her money from? Stealing / diverting public funds for personal use and claiming wealthy... NONSENSE! angry

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by WorkTheTalk(m): 8:52pm On Aug 13
When two elephants fight, grasses will suffer
Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by BigIyanga: 8:52pm On Aug 13
judgementyard:
In as much as I don't condone corruption ,all I see from the neighbors attitude is pure envy.
Can she build it in her home country??

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by Yamleg: 8:52pm On Aug 13
There is more to life than graduating with a first class.

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by Vedom(m): 8:53pm On Aug 13
Smh
Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by Lugianostar(m): 8:53pm On Aug 13
Africa "the continent of most corrupt persons"

I see una finish

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by Criticaltemp: 8:54pm On Aug 13
This is pure racism..they white neighbours feels she will be more splophisticated than they are. But weting concine me, I get money ni.. Abi I don leave dis shit hole b4?

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by TroubleMaker47(m): 8:55pm On Aug 13
mrAMG2:
Lol see how it pains the white man when they meet a black man or in this case, a black woman richer than them
It's not a question of race but that of morality!
Her dad robbed Angola blind for 38yrs and she is a direct beneficiary, if i where to be in d shoes of her billionaire neighbors, i definitely would be irked by the idea of her flaunting her ill gotten wealth to me! And if i can sabotage her, i definitely will!

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by loadedvibes: 8:55pm On Aug 13
Oyinbo wahala
Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by konkonbilo(m): 8:56pm On Aug 13
You need a wedding photography discount, check my signature
Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by YorubaWarrior: 8:57pm On Aug 13
bigerboy200:
Africa Africa. All our leaders know is to loot. Corruption is in every corner of this continent. Sadly, Europe has got nothing in us with regards to natural resources. However, the greed of our people has led to the steady increase in poverty amongst Africans.

Wait till they come and label you as hater. That's just how foolish our people are. They'll soon label you as hater for saying the truth.

The deluded average black man enjoys being oppressed. Since Slavery era. cool

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by Ritchiee: 8:58pm On Aug 13
Bede2u:
I thought they said its Alikja that is the richest
Santos was first then Alakija took over and now Alakija has gone to second place.

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by Fuckthamods: 8:58pm On Aug 13
But she was given the permission to do what she wanna do. So why is it paining the neighbours? angry

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by Wickedfacts: 8:58pm On Aug 13
judgementyard:
In as much as I don't condone corruption ,all I see from the neighbors attitude is pure envy.

Once I see someone shouting envy, hatred, marginalisation, I know such person is from that potopoto place where most are suffering from generations of inferiority complex and acute victim mentality.

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by harley88(m): 8:59pm On Aug 13
helinues:
African mentality has always been destroying..

How how about remodifying the house?

You don't have sense...... If it was a white woman, wud you be saying this. I

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Re: Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s Richest Woman & Wealthy UK Neighbours At Loggerheads by GrabHisBalls(f): 9:00pm On Aug 13
She's indeed a beneficiary of kleptocracy.

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