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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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Turning the tide

Yet already the RCD harries Kabila's troops from new safe havens in areas of Angola's Uige and Zaire provinces controlled by Jonas Savimbi's União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola...


Strings attached

It is seeking to isolate Jonas Savimbi and his movement's military wing (AC Vol 39 Nos 10 & 16) and to forge a new malleable UNITA in the capital under the leadership of Hotels and Tourism Minister Jorge Valentim...


Mining and undermining

Jonas Savimbi's União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola is sometimes reported to have recently recaptured most of the diamond-mining areas from which it had been ousted by government troops...


Turning the tables

By 26 August Kabila could count on varying degrees of support from: • Zimbabwe: President Robert Mugabe was the strongest supporter of military backing for Kinshasa and was equally keen to assert his regional leadership credentials at a time of acute domestic unpopularity; Zimbabwe was a major arms supplier to Kabila before and after he gained power and has growing business interests in Congo; • Angola: fearful that Congo's instability will help Jonas Savimbi's União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola forces it was persuaded by Mugabe to help shore up Kabila as a means of securing the Congo-Angola border and cutting UNITA supply lines; on the back of Angola's involvement we hear that South Africa's Executive Outcomes are also working with Kabila with one report suggesting they might organise a cross-border attack into rebel-held territory in Eastern Congo from Central African Republic; • Namibia: helped persuade Angola's President José Eduardo dos Santos to join the pro-Kabila alliance; is giving logistical support but few if any troops; • Kenya: Daniel arap Moi's government has pledged diplomatic support for Kabila and hasn't ruled out military help; Moi instinctively distrusts any cause backed by Uganda's Yoweri Museveni and Rwanda's General Paul Kagame; • Mozambique: facilitated disguised transhipments of Chinese arms for Congo through Beira corridor to Zimbabwe and on to Lubumbashi; • Tanzania: unease among some ministers about growing Tutsi influence military and diplomatic in the region but is also keen to maintain congenial relations with neighbouring Burundi and Rwanda; it hurriedly withdrew on 24 August some 600 troops and 200 policemen it had sent to Congo for training; • Congo-Brazzaville: has pledged total commitment to Luanda (whose troops help keep President Denis Sassou Nguesso in power) and by extension to Luanda's allies...


The allies fall out

Ilunga has good contacts with the ‘former Katangese gendarmes' who have served alongside the Angolan army so the Angolan government can rely on his hostility to Jonas Savimbi and the rebels of the União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola...


Mortgaged future

News of the deal comes just as there has been a revival of attacks in the diamond-rich areas of Lunda Norte Province by the União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola loyal to Jonas Savimbi (AC Vol 39 No 12)...


Oil-rich, and poor

In support the French government has sought to bring Angola into the charmed circle of Francophonie pressing Côte d'Ivoire and Togo to send delegations to Luanda to discuss halting supplies to Jonas Savimbi's weakened União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola...


Talking drums

Jonas Savimbi's União para a Independência Total de Angola has formally disarmed; it has handed back to state control all but five ‘sensitive' locations from the near 70 percent of the country it once controlled; and it has sent most of its senior officials including most recently Vice-President Antonio Dembo to Luanda to lay the foundations for participation in peaceful politics...


Savimbi's last stand

Jonas Savimbi is circling the wagons around the planalto heartland of his rebel União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola...


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