A mass corruption trial has begun in Angola with nearly 50 army and state security officers accused of numerous crimes including embezzlement and abuse of power.
Most of them were employed during the era of the former president José Eduardo dos Santos.
Prosecutors alleged that their offences cost the state more than $50m (£41m).
More than 200 witnesses have been lined up to testify.
One of the defence lawyers said he would seek to have the trial stopped due to procedural irregularities.
President João Lourenço came to power in 2017 promising to tackle rampant corruption that took root under his predecessor Mr Dos Santos.
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