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Angola

Jonas Malheiro Savimbi

Date of Birth: 3 August 1934
Place of Birth: Munhango
Died: 22 February 2002


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Why UNITA could cause an upset in August

The son of UNITA founder Jonas Savimbi said the party could not be led by 'a half-breed'...

Costa Júnior was a key figure in the UNITA network of diplomats in Europe and was loved by UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi who was best man at his wedding to a Portuguese businesswoman in Huambo Angola's second largest city which was then under the control of UNITA...

There were supporters of the losing candidates and defenders of the thesis that the UNITA leadership belonged to people from the Bié region such as the late Jonas Savimbi and Isaías Samakuva who succeeded him...

His reluctance to declare full support for Costa Júnior has left many wondering whether he is lying in wait before pouncing in favour of Rafael Masanga Savimbi the 43-year-old son of Jonas Savimbi and currently the party Secretary for Foreign Affairs...


Alarm grows over vote-rigging plans

Most of the MPLA military and political elite was trained and educated in the former Soviet Union and they fondly recall the decisive support of Cuba and the Soviet Union in their Cold War confrontations with UNITA under Jonas Savimbi and South Africa's apartheid regime in the 1970s and 1980s...

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Casino Jack plays his hand

He was also one of the chief organisers of Democratic International also known as the Jamboree in Jamba the 1985 meeting of anti-communist activists at the headquarters of the late Angolan rebel leader Jonas Savimbi...


One-party stasis

Most notable among those absent from the top leaders was Armando da Cruz Neto one of the country's most respected military officers and the leader of the armed forces when they defeated Jonas Savimbi's União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (UNITA) in 2002...


How Dhlakama and the peace talks were ambushed

That's what happened in Angola after government forces killed rebel leader Jonas Savimbi in 2002 and then senior officers from his União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola joined the government forces...


Roots of a governor

They traded maize flour fish emeralds and copper in the region but also arms to the late Jonas Savimbi's then rebel movement the União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola according to several published reports...


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...


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