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Jonas Malheiro Savimbi ('O Mais Velho')

Date of Birth: 03/08/1934
Place of Birth: Munhango
Died: 22/02/2002


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Military-minded

Meanwhile hoping to ridicule the government officials of the União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola are playing them up claiming that Luanda forces are advancing on four fronts against Jonas Savimbi's headquarters in the central highlands...


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Choppy waters

Hassan's heir Mohammed VI is not expected to become as close to Eyadéma (or fellow strongman Jonas Savimbi of Angola) as his father was...


A hammer to a nut

The Caprivi incident could be useful to Jonas Savimbi's União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola in Angola (see Box)...


On the fringe of a war

He denies getting tangible help from Jonas Savimbi's União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola but is curiously familiar with details of the journey between Katima Mulilo and Jamba Savimbi's former headquarters in south-eastern Angola...


Our friend, the new king

His handling of the Africa dossier (he was one of Angola's Jonas Savimbi's strongest supporters and the backbone of the continent's Francophone réseau) remained obscure to even the keenest Palace-watchers...


Fighting talk

In April they were invited to Ouagadougou to discuss a mediation plan with President Blaise Compaoré outgoing Chairman of the OAU But Sassou doesn't trust Compaoré and fears upsetting Angola which objects to Compaoré's support for Jonas Savimbi of the União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola...


Savimbi's splitters

We hear that Jonas Savimbi of the União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola is resigned to losing these towns in the Planalto (central highlands) and has withdrawn most key staff and equipment...


Gem gumshoes

The United Nations is at last getting serious about the massive diamond-smuggling operations which nourish the rebellion of Jonas Savimbi's União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola...


Oil-fired warfare

Since December two offensives by João de Matos' Forças Armadas Angolanas (FAA) on Jonas Savimbi's headquarters at Andulo and Bailundo have resulted in bloody defeats; in former strongholds such as Malanje and Cuito the FAA have allowed UNITA to move in and shell the cowering populations...


Francophone fronts

Key to UNITA’s success has been the retraining of officers in Morocco (several hundred Moroccan soldiers are said to be helping with logistics and communications in the north-east following meetings in 1998 between Jonas Savimbi and King Hassan II) and help from Francophone sympathisers such as Togo’s Gnassingbé Eyadéma and Burkina Faso’s Blaise Compaoré with arms procurement and transshipment...


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