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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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Going straight - again

He was appointed Finance minister in January 1999, when funds were squeezed by war against Jonas Savimbi's União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (UNITA) rebels, low oil prices and huge foreign repayments of oil-backed loans...


Dropping Kabila

The original motive for sending in the troops was to close off rebel leader Jonas Savimbi from his rear bases and the profitable Congo-Angola gem trade...


Masters of war

This definition includes all diamonds produced in Sierra Leone which don't come under the government's new certificate of origin scheme, all Angolan diamonds from the alluvial areas controlled by Jonas Savimbi's rebels and stones from Kisangani and environs in Congo-Kinshasa...


War against peace

Yet by bringing together over 20 churches with politicians and non-governmental organisations, the Congresso pro Pace went to the centre of Angola's biggest controversy: whether or not the government should ever again to talk to Jonas Savimbi, the wily leader of the União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola...


Unity Gadaffi-style

More substantial progress on Africa's conflicts and regional crises was hampered because several states, such as Angola and Congo-Kinshasa, boycotted the summit in protest at Eyadéma's involvement in trading arms and diamonds with Angolan rebel leader Jonas Savimbi, as alleged by Canada's Ambassador to the United Nations, Robert Fowler in his sanctions investigation...


Godfather to the rebels

Botha's regime and Jonas Savimbi's rebels in Angola) Rindle trained and equipped the RUF units to operate alongside Liberian and Burkinabè fighters...


Mission leap

Paris has defended Compaoré against a growing tide of accusations: that he trades diamonds for arms with Jonas Savimbi's rebels in Angola and does the same with Sankoh's RUF...


The battle for Freetown

Burkina Faso's President already faces international efforts to rein him in for trading diamonds and weapons with Jonas Savimbi's União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola, as does Togo's President Gnassingbé Eyadéma, who presided over the signing of the Sierra Leone peace accord last July (see US Lobbying feature)...


Influence for sale

Its hiring policy seems to encompass the political landscape: Samuels Associates, whose partner Whitney Schneidman was close to the Democratic Party and is now Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa, and C/R International, whose Director Robert Cabelly was Special Assistant to the Republican Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Chester Crocker, during President Ronald Reagan's strong support for Jonas Savimbi's rebel União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola...


Name and shame

The United Nations' latest exercise in naming and shaming sanctions-busters may see the international isolation of Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaoré and Togo's President Gnassingbé Eyadéma for their roles in supplying arms to Jonas Savimbi's Angolan rebels and buying diamonds from them...


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