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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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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...


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...


New leaf

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


Defying the democracy wave

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


A business and strategic foray

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


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...


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...


Elections at last

Then, the União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola lost and relaunched its civil war, which ended in 2002 with the killing of its veteran leader, Jonas Savimbi...


Authoritarian alliances

Angolans are waiting for a peace dividend five years after the Forças Armadas Angolanas (FAA) tracked down and killed Jonas Savimbi, leader of the rebel União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (UNITA)...


Cabinda dreaming

The former secretary general of the União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (UNITA), Eugenio Manuvakola, fled Jonas Savimbi and the bush in 1998 to set up UNITA Renovada in Luanda, losing credibility...


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