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CNN: No more ads from the Angolan regime!

September 10, 2012
located:United Kingdom, Angola
by:FairPlanet Editorial Team
Small petition with great effect: When CNN stops accepting advertisement from Angola, the corrupt regime will lose a platform for propaganda. Sign now the petition of the initiator "Maka Angola" on!

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.

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. Tell CNN to stop accepting advertisement from the corrupt president José Eduardo dos Santos’ regime!

Furthermore on Maka Angola you can request a bunch of banks to cease its dealings with the Angolan Investmens Bank, which functions as a money-laundering scheme for the regime's elite.

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