A mass corruption trial of forty-nine officers, a majority employed during the era of former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos and linked to the presidential security service facing charges including embezzlement and abuse of power, opened on Tuesday under heavy security on the outskirts of the capital Luanda. The AFP news agency reports that the officials were accused of having a hand in stashes of foreign and local currency found in boxes and suitcases by Angolan prosecutors earlier last year, and a total of 213 witnesses have been lined up to testify against the group. To read the full story visit the Future Media website.