November 15, 2017 / 12:45 PM / a year ago

Isabel dos Santos dismissed as chair of Angola's Sonangol - presidency

FILE PHOTO: Isabel dos Santos, Chairwoman of Sonangol, speaks during a Reuters Newsmaker event in London, Britain, October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LUANDA (Reuters) - Angolan President Joao Lourenco has dismissed Isabel dos Santos as chair of the country’s state oil company Sonangol, the president’s spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Dos Santos will be replaced by Carlos Saturnino, a former Sonangol executive who was most recently secretary of state for oil.

Reporting by Stephen Eisenhammer; Editing by Joe Brock

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