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Vol 43 No 7

Published 5th April 2002


Angola

Pax Luanda

Government and rebels were set to sign a comprehensive ceasefire on 4 April some ten years after a similar deal which saw the two sides merge their armies, fight an election and... then return to the battlefield after Jonas Savimbi refused to accept the result. His death in February 'changes everything' runs the mantra in Luanda (AC Vol 43 No 5). Certainly the ruling Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola and rebel União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola moved faster than expected in their secret negotiations in Luena.

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