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  • UNITA's chief, who has persistently refused to join other colleagues in Luanda, and was told that he could never again mention the word UNITA or speak in the name of the former rebels.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The UNITA is a particularly big loser in these elections, and will have less than 50 members compared to the last legislature.

    Chaos and Hopes Mark First Election in 16 Years

  • UNITA, which is now Angola's main opposition party, wants the elections to take place in 2004.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • ‡ After achieving independence from Portugal in 1976, Angola was the scene of a civil war between its Marxist government, supported by the Soviet Union and Cuban troops, and a rebel organization known as UNITA, which was aided by the United States and South Africa.


  • UNITA, which is fighting to overthrow the Ang·lan government.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Namibia's independent press reported last year however that the army has established bases in southern Angola from where it launches attacks on UNITA, which is involved in a longstanding civil war with the Angolan government.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Liberation of Angola, known as UNITA under its Portuguese acronym, for the assault.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Dos Santos has previously said he wants to maintain military pressure on UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi while encouraging the group's political supporters to switch allegiance to a splinter party, called UNITA Renovada, which wants peace.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Angola has battled a rebel movement called UNITA since it gained independence in 1975.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The head of the United Nations sanctions committee met officials in Angola Thursday to examine ways of tightening international embargoes on the rebel group UNITA, which is financing its civil war against the government through illegal diamond sales.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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