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PRESIDENT APPOINTS NEW SECURITY OFFICE BOSS

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Luanda – President João Lourenço Monday in Luanda appointed Francisco Pereira Furtado as minister of State and head of the Security Affairs Office to the Presidency, in replacement of Pedro Sebastião.In a press release, the Civilian Affairs Office to t…

Luanda – President João Lourenço Monday in Luanda appointed Francisco Pereira Furtado as minister of State and head of the Security Affairs Office to the Presidency, in replacement of Pedro Sebastião.

In a press release, the Civilian Affairs Office to the Presidency says that President João Lourenço has also appointed gen. João Pereira Massano as head of the Military Intelligence and Security Service, replacing gen. Apolinário José Pereira.

This is after President Lourenço sacked gen. Apolinário José Pereira and gen. João Pereira Massano, from heads of the Military and Security Service and of the Department of Preservation of the Historical-Military Heritage of the Ministry of National Defence and Veterans of the Motherland, respectively.

João Lourenço also sacked Lt.-general António Mateus Júnior de Carvalho, from secretary for Defence of the Security Office to the Presidency of the Republic.

The newly appointed minister of State and head of the Security Affairs Office to the Presidency, Francisco Pereira Furtado, had once been the chief of Staff of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), from 2006 to 2010,

Sacked gen. Pedro Sebastião had been appointed in 2017, following the general election of that year.

Source: Angola Press News Agency