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Vol 41 No 24

Published 8th December 2000


Angola

Pretence of normality

The ruling MPLA offers the rebels amnesty but no talks

Cocksure of its diplomatic and military position, the ruling Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola has secured parliamentary approval of a new and renewable 60-day amnesty law that wrong-foots both rebel leader Jonas Savimbi and church and civil groups pushing for a negotiated end to the civil war.

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