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Angola

General João Baptista de Matos

Date of Birth: 30/05/1955


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Ciao João

Speculation about the departure of General João de Matos Chief of General Staff of the Forças Armadas Angolanas suggests he may be Luanda's first casualty from the 'Angolagate' sanctions-busting scandal which threatens the highest reaches of France's political establishment (AC Vol 41 Nos 24 & 25)...


War against peace

João de Matos tacitly admitted as much in a newspaper interview in Portugal in June...


Not yet endgame

The recent military successes have boosted the FAA Chief of Staff General João de Matos who was vulnerable to gung-ho politicians when the war was going badly for him last year...


Stolen stones

The FAA and Alfa-5 security (part-owned by the FAA Chief of Staff General João de Matos) guard the Catoca mine and SDM's operations...


Military-minded

FAA Chief of Staff General João de Matos is determined to avoid more routs by UNITA's defensive forces...


Savimbi's splitters

The MPLA and its Forças Armadas Angolanas under the Chief of Staff General João de Matos desperately need military successes since their Planalto offensive failed disastrously last December (AC Vol 40 No 8)...


Gem gumshoes

João de Matos says that Endiama's Certificate of Origin scheme has been run so as to hide illegal sales - even to UNITA surrogates...


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...


Shell-shocked

And there has been criticism of intelligence officers by the Forças Armadas Angolanas (FAA) Chief of Staff General João de Matos who took a group of journalists down to Cuito...


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