Dead but Not Buried, Angola’s Ex-President’s Body Sparks a Continental Fight


LUANDA, Angola — Even in death, Angola’s longtime ruler, José Eduardo dos Santos, is at the center of political infighting.

The former president died in Barcelona on July 8 at the age of 79, but when and where he will be buried has set off a cross-continental fight that has pitted the Angolan government and his widow against some of his adult children.

Mr. dos Santos’s death came just weeks before a crucial election. Angola’s governing party and current president, João Lourenço,…



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