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Vol 43 No 5

Published 8th March 2002


Good news for some

Jonas Savimbi's death was greeted with joy in Namibia, where the governing South West African People's Organisation has extremely close ties to the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola government. A ceasefire and an eventual resolution of Angola's civil war would stop the raids by União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola groups across the border into Namibia's north-eastern Kavango Region. These have grown less frequent in the past six months but after sporadic killings and abductions at the end of last year, Windhoek reimposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew along the Okavango River border.

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