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Angola

General João Baptista de Matos

Date of Birth: 30 May 1955


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Big men, big countries, big hopes

João de Matos helped lead a military alliance to among other things isolate Jonas Savimbi's União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola and oust his regional supporters Mobutu and Congo-Brazzaville's Pascal Lissouba...


De Matos makes plans

Equally the government's Forças Armadas Angolanas under the increasingly assertive command of General João de Matos wants to gradually surround Savimbi and with more than 80 000 soldiers and the biggest military airlift capacity in Africa it has the means to do it...


Regional circle

The summit boosted Angola's image as regional kingpin following its key military roles in the usurping of ex- Zaire's Mobutu Sese Seko and Congo- Brazzaville's Pascal Lissouba this year although João de Matos Chief of General Staff of the Forças Armadas Angolanas is the tactical brains behind the plan...


A dictator returns

João de Matos the commander of the Forças Armadas Angolanas 90 000 battle hardened troops and another warning to Jonas Savimbi's rebel forces still holed up in Bailundo in Angola's Planalto...


Congo guns

Rather than hitting UNITA's treasure chest Armed Forces Chief of Staff João Baptista de Matos appears to want the offensive to remind Savimbi of the possible consequences if he fails to yield UNITA areas to government administration...


Regional rebound

He faces an unattractive choice: embrace the peace process or risk becoming increasingly isolated and vulnerable to the Forças Armadas Angolanas (FAA) and its aggressive Chief of Staff General Baptista João de Matos...


New fingers on Zaïre's trigger

The combined African fighting force under Uganda's Yoweri Museveni Rwanda's General Paul Kagamé and Angola's Chief of Staff General João de Matos is a formidable military machine which after its success in Zaïre might try its strength elsewhere...

João de Matos effectively representing Luanda and Sudan People's Liberation Army leader John Garang de Mabior...


It's not over yet

General João de Matos Chief of Staff of the government army the Forças Armadas Angolanas deeply distrusts UNITA's commitment to peace...


Sorting out Savimbi

Senior government figures including Dos Santos Chief of Staff João de Matos (AC Vol 37 No 14) Joint Commission spokesman Gen...


Soldiers for sale

Chief of Staff João de Matos and his commanders effectively rebuilt the FAA...


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