Jonas Malheiro Savimbi ('O Mais Velho')
Angola

Jonas Malheiro Savimbi ('O Mais Velho')

Former leader, União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (UNITA)

Date of Birth: 03/08/1934
Place of Birth: Munhango
Died: 22/02/2002


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Vol 53 N0 17

ANGOLA

The other contestants

Formed less than six months ago by the charismatic Abel Chivukuvuku, a close associate of the late Jonas Savimbi when he led the UNITA rebel movement, CASA-CE claims to offer a ‘third way’ for Angola...

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ANGOLA | CÔTE D'IVOIRE

The past is another country

The leader of the rebel União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola, the late Jonas Savimbi, had a good relationship with the founding Ivorian President Félix Houphouët-Boigny...

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ANGOLA | CÔTE D'IVOIRE

New leaf

Gbagbo was popular with Luanda because he ended Ivorian support for the late rebel leader Jonas Savimbi...

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ANGOLA

Defying the democracy wave

’ The civil war formally ended in 2002, following the killing of UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi...

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GHANA | UNITED STATES

Storm in an oil barrel

Near the centre of this campaign is veteran Washington lobbyist Riva Levinson, who successfully managed press relations in the USA for Jonas Savimbi’s União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola rebels in the 1980s and early 1990s...

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AFRICA | ISRAEL

A business and strategic foray

Angolan government troops used Israeli technology (and perhaps personnel) to track and kill rebel leader Jonas Savimbi in 2002...

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ANGOLA

Sonangol goes international

Fêting Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in Luanda last month, President José Eduardo dos Santos and his colleagues from Sonangol played off the Muscovite former backers of the ruling Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA) against the Beijing-based former backers of late rebel leader Jonas Savimbi's União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (UNITA)...

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SOUTH AFRICA

Tshwane's big five

Thabo Mbeki never visited Angola as President: Luanda suspected him of maintaining ties with Jonas Savimbi, leader of the União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola during the 1980s and 1990s, and the Mbeki-Dos Santos relationship was undermined by the two countries' growing rivalry for regional leadership...

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ANGOLA

Stand and deliver

Like UNITA, which was dominated by the late Jonas Savimbi, the FNLA’S appeal relied on its leader, Holden Roberto, who died in August 2007...

Vol 49 N0 19

ANGOLA

The Angolagate trial

The story began in 1993 with President José Eduardo dos Santos’s request for arms to fight Jonas Savimbi’s União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola rebels; this was passed by Jean-Bernard Curial, the Parti Socialiste’s Africa expert, to Bruno Delhaye, who advised the French President on African affairs...

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