General view of Luanda, capital of Angola.
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A group of Angolan lawyers has filed a landmark petition challenging veteran leader Eduardo dos Santos's nomination of his daughter, Africa's richest woman, as the head of the national oil company.Mendes said the court had given dos Santos and his daughter eight days to respond."The constitution of Angola is clear: the president does not have to personally explain actions taken during his term in court or in parliament," the member said, speaking on condition of anonymity.Three years ago the president appointed his son Jose Filomeno dos Santos to chair the country's $5 billion Sovereign Wealth Fund.
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