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Account From Angola

Facts and Reports
Friday, 15 June, 1990

UNITA as described by ex-participants and foreign visitors. By William Minter

Angolan Government Force Abandons Strategic Town

Facts and Reports
Saturday, 2 June, 1990

The Angolan rebel movement Unita claimed on Tuesday it had pushed back government troops near the strategic town of Mavinga in the south-east, killing 139 soldiers and capturing about 100 tanks and other military vehicles.

Angola Negotiations Positions Spelled Out

Facts and Reports
Tuesday, 15 May, 1990

The Angolan government and the rebel Unita movement have set out their preliminary negotiating positions after meeting in Lisbon last week.

Luanda and Unita Meet Secretly in Portugal

Facts and Reports
Friday, 4 May, 1990

Officials of the Angolan government and the Unita rebel movement met secretly in Portugal last weekfor talks on ending the 15-year civil war in Angola, Mr José Durão Barroso, Portugal´s Foreigra Ministry Secretary of State, disclosed this weekend.

Direct Angola-Unita Talks Expected Soon

Facts and Reports
Friday, 20 April, 1990

Direct talks are expected to start soon in Lisbon between the Angolan Government and the rebel movement, Unita, amid high hopes they could lead to a reasolution of Angola´s 15-year civil war.

Angola to Privatize Coffee Plantations

Facts and Reports
Friday, 6 April, 1990

LISBON - Angola´s Marxist government will offer 126 stateowned coffee plantations to private buyers in an attempt to revive the failing industry, the world´s fourth-largest before Angolan independence in 1975, the Portuguese news agency Lusa reported Wednesday.

The Selling of an African Conflict

Facts and Reports
Friday, 23 March, 1990

Lionel Barber looks at Angola through professional lobbying in Washington on behalf of the county´s warring parties.

Tree Deal

Facts and Reports
Friday, 9 March, 1990

The Angolan government has signed deals granting a British firm two million cubic metres of eucalyptus wood for cellulose production, the Portuguese news agency Lusa said last week.

Angolan Air Strikes Put Unita At Risk

Facts and Reports
Friday, 9 February, 1990

The Angolan rebel movement Unita is facing its most serious military crisis since 1976 when, threatened with obliteration, it retreated into the bush to wage a protracted guerrilla war against the leftwing MPLA government.

Unita Attack Resort

Facts and Reports
Friday, 26 January, 1990

LUANDA: The Angolan capital was tense thursday after television reports of a major attack by US-backed Unita rebels against a popular beach resort some 100 kilimeters (62) miles from the capital.

Emergency Commission Set Up In Huíla to Combat Drought

Facts and Reports
Thursday, 11 January, 1990

Lubango (Huíla) - Lopo do Nascimento, Huíla Provincial Commissioner, has set up an emergency commission to coordinate action to counter the effects of the great drought in the province, its first task being to transport and distribute about 1.000 tonnes of maize for the affected population.

UNITA Assessment Mission 1989A

Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, US Department of State
Sunday, 31 December, 1989

War and Survival in Southern Angola: The UNITA Assesment Mission. Including Goals of the Mission, Logistics, Population Estimates, Health Status, Agriculture and Recommendations. First section.

UNITA Assessment Mission 1989B

Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, US Department of State
Sunday, 31 December, 1989

War and Survival in Southern Angola: The UNITA Assesment Mission. Including Goals of the Mission, Logistics, Population Estimates, Health Status, Agriculture and Recommendations. This section starts with Health Status.

US confirms

Facts and Reports
Friday, 22 December, 1989

The United States Department confirmed yesterday that up to four Americans were killed when their plane, carrying CIA weapons for Angolan rebels, crashed on Monday night.

Emergency Sanitation for Luanda's Musseques - DW 1989

Friday, 10 November, 1989

Angola, along with Mozambique, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Sudan, has in recent years been one of the nations targeted in the "Emergency Plan for Africa." The long-term urban crisis in Angola's capital Luanda has been exacerbated during “Emergency” by the influx of Displaced Persons comings in areas destabilised by insurgents. Ongoing cycles of political disruption and localized rural drought dating back to the independence war against Portuguese colonialism remain unbroken today and fuel this rural to urban migration. An extremely high population growth rate of 8 percent has resulted in Luanda in the years since independence. As Angola enters a new era of peace and reconstruction the pressures on urban centres like Luanda are unlikely to abate as refugees from abroad and returnees from the bush are reintegrated into national society.

A New Strategy on Angola

Facts and Reports
Friday, 1 September, 1989

GOMA, Zaire - South Africa and Zaire agreed Friday to engage in intesive shuttle diplomacy in southern Africa in the next few days to try to save a faltering ceasefire in the 14-year-long civil war in Angola.

Ceasefire Fails to Stop Angola Fighting

Facts and Reports
Friday, 28 July, 1989

There have been new reports of fighting in various areas of Angola, despite the ceaserfire declared between government troops and Unita rebels on June 24.

Angolan Rebels Are to Have Roles In Government and Armed Forces

Facts and Reports
Friday, 30 June, 1989

GBADOLITE, Zaire - Guerrillas are to be reintegrated into the Angolan government and armed forces under the terms of a ceasefire agreemnt reached in Zaire, but the man who led the rebels probably will be excluded, African leaders said here Friday.

UNITA Takes Initiative to Start Peace Talks with MPLA

Facts and Reports
Friday, 16 June, 1989

The Angolan rebel movement, UNITA, has decided to take diplomatic initiatives to initiate peace talks with the MPLA government.

South Africa Seeks Clarification of Dos Santos Statement on Cuban Withdrawal

Facts and Reports
Friday, 2 June, 1989

The Department of Foreign Affairs has asked Angola and Cuba for clarification of the Angolan President´s claim that the Cuban withdrawal from Angola would be delayed because of financial considerations.

Update Angola

Division of World Outreach of the United Church of Canada
Thursday, 1 June, 1989

Ceasefire! On June 23 the news of a major breakthrough in the Angolan war hit the media, and we were treated to the spectacle of Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos and UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi sitting in the same negotiating room.

Swapo Confined to Angola, UN says

Facts and Reports
Friday, 19 May, 1989

LUANDA - A senior UN official confirmed yesterday that Swapo guerrillas have pulled back into Angola and have been confined to campos there.

Ceasefire in Angola begins

Facts and Reports
Friday, 19 August, 1988

Ceasefire in Angola begins

By Richard Dowden in London, and - Tony Allen-Mills in Pretoria
South Africa, Cuba and Angola yesterday announced a formal cessation of hostilities in the Namibian border conflict that has scarred the region for most of the last two decades. SWAPO, the Namibian nationalist movement, has agreed to abide by the ceasefire. UNITA, the Angolan rebel movement, has not. The ceasefire, which will take effect immediately, is the next logical step in the painstaking but increasingly promising negotiating process that began in London in May.

Angola: War and Development/Guerre et Developpment 1988A

CIDMAA Inter Pares
Friday, 1 April, 1988

Including The Economy, War, External Relations, Relations with Canada.

Angola: War and Development/Guerre et Developpment 1988B

CIDMAA Inter Pares
Friday, 1 April, 1988

Including The Economy, War, External Relations, Relations with Canada. In English and French.

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