A court in Spain has ruled that the body of the former Angolan president, José Eduardo dos Santos, be released to his widow and returned home for burial.
He had been unwell for some years and died in Barcelona last month aged 79.
Since then there has been a dispute within the Dos Santos family.
His daughter, Tchizé dos Santos, wants a family burial in Spain.
His widow prefers a state funeral in Angola – an event which could influence the country’s imminent elections.
A lawyer said Tchizé dos Santos would appeal against the decision that was made by a family court in Barcelona.