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Vol 38 No 11

Published 23rd May 1997


Regional rebound

After Mobutu Sese Seko, UNITA is the biggest loser from changes in Central Africa

Jonas Savimbi must feel that the earth has moved but not because he is any closer to quenching his passion to become president of Angola. The tremors running from northern Angola down to Savimbi's central highlands redoubt in Bailundo are the aftershocks of the political earthquake in Central Africa and the flight of his last significant foreign ally, Mobutu Sese Seko.

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