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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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Sonangol goes international

Fêting Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in Luanda last month, President José Eduardo dos Santos and his colleagues from Sonangol played off the Muscovite former backers of the ruling Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA) against the Beijing-based former backers of late rebel leader Jonas Savimbi's União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (UNITA)...


Tshwane's big five

Thabo Mbeki never visited Angola as President: Luanda suspected him of maintaining ties with Jonas Savimbi, leader of the União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola during the 1980s and 1990s, and the Mbeki-Dos Santos relationship was undermined by the two countries' growing rivalry for regional leadership...


Stand and deliver

Like UNITA, which was dominated by the late Jonas Savimbi, the FNLA’S appeal relied on its leader, Holden Roberto, who died in August 2007...


The Angolagate trial

The story began in 1993 with President José Eduardo dos Santos’s request for arms to fight Jonas Savimbi’s União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola rebels; this was passed by Jean-Bernard Curial, the Parti Socialiste’s Africa expert, to Bruno Delhaye, who advised the French President on African affairs...


Elections at last

Then, the União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola lost and relaunched its civil war, which ended in 2002 with the killing of its veteran leader, Jonas Savimbi...


Authoritarian alliances

Angolans are waiting for a peace dividend five years after the Forças Armadas Angolanas (FAA) tracked down and killed Jonas Savimbi, leader of the rebel União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (UNITA)...


Cabinda dreaming

The former secretary general of the União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (UNITA), Eugenio Manuvakola, fled Jonas Savimbi and the bush in 1998 to set up UNITA Renovada in Luanda, losing credibility...


Birthday blues

Three years ago, the war ended with the killing of UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi and the excuses are running out...


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Faure's French friends

The Gnassingbé family cherishes the Lomé-Kinshasa axis; Togo helped to smuggle arms to the late Jonas Savimbi's rebels of the União Nacional para a Independência de Angola and we hear that more recently, new hardware for Gbagbo's demolished Ivorian airforce was shipped in via Lomé...


Pan-Africanism meets market economics

UNITA is almost broke and unable to raise money independently, although some militants are asking awkward questions about what happened to late leader Jonas Savimbi's multi-million dollar cash pile...


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