Angola - UNITA

Angola is rebuilding its country after the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. See summary

Recent articles: Angola - First Multiparty Election Held 23 Years Ago 09/30 Angola’s Opposition Questions dos Santos’ Opaque China Deals 08/09 Cabinda - Unita Leader Meets Cabinda Governor 07/31 Adjusting Electoral Process Provisions to Constitution Defended 07/27 Parliament Speaker Hails Debate On Elections 07/27 MPs Defend Adjustment of Election Procedures to Constitution 07/26 Electoral Law Represents Democratic Achievement for Angolans 07/25 Angolan Opposition Boycotts Vote Over Transparency, China Loans 07/23 MPs to Discuss Elections and Stability 07/09 MPs Informed About Detention of Youths Accused of Insurrection 06/29 Angola activists charged with planning 'attack' on president 06/26 Parliament Passes Draft International Judicial Law in Criminal Field 06/19 MPs Assess Social Projects in Cuito 06/04 Unita Leader Defends Open Dialogue With Ruling MPLA 06/01 Opposition Boycotts Monthly Debate 05/23 Angola - Opposition Enriches MPLA Project in Parliament 05/22 Parliament Discusses Management of Electoral Processes 05/08 Angola: Opposition, police dispute fatalities in raid 05/03 Angolan opposition says over 1,000 killed, but police say 22 killed in raid on religious sect 05/03 Angola Opposition: Police Reprisals Create ‘Environment of War’ 05/01 Angola opposition accuses police of killing 1,000 in sect raid 04/30 Opposition says 1,000 killed in Angola clash with religious sect 04/27 Angolan police say 22 killed in clashes with religious sect 04/23 Angolan police deny sect massacre 04/22 Parliament First and Second Deputy Speakers Elected 04/21 Angola - MPs End Discussions On Bill of Non-Presential Electoral Registration 04/12 Non-Presential Registration Voting Postponed 04/07 Peace Brings About Healthy Relationship Among Former Military Foes 04/07 Postponement of Discussions of Unofficial Registration Law Allows Better Consultation 04/07 Military Urged to Celebrate Day of Peace With Euphoria and Civility 04/03 Moxico - Activities to Mark Peace Day Kick Off 03/31 BNA Governor Considers Realistic Revised 2015 State Budget 03/20 Amended 2015 Budget Ready for Execution 03/20 Revised State Budget Keeps Municipalization of Health Service 03/20 Budget Paves Way for Projects - Minister 03/20 Unita Leader Backs Greater Interaction Between MPs and Population 03/12 MPs and Justice Organs Discuss State Budget 03/05 Angola Has Economic Viability - Finance Minister 03/04 Le Parlement angolais vote le projet de révision du budget national 02/26 Angola - Head of State Meets With Members of Council of Republic 02/10 Angola's fearful culture of silence 02/05 MPLA MPs Face With Normality Possible State Budget Review 01/22 'Throw Basson to wolves' 01/20 Angola - Territory Minister Hails Former Combatants' Role 01/17 Journalist Banned From Practicing in Cunene Province 01/13 Angola - 2015 State Budget Definitely Approved 12/12 'Stop Dr Death practising' 11/26 Angola's Lusaka Peace Protocol Signed 20 Years Ago 11/21 Politicians Speak of Unity in Celebrating 39th Anniversary of Independence 11/10 Namibia: Peace and Security Essential 11/07 Libya: Three Long Years Later 10/22 Angola's First Multiparty Elections Held 22 Years Ago 09/30 How did others do it? 09/15 Unita Praises President's Role in Search for Solutions in Great Lakes 09/14 Chilean President Visits Military History Museum 08/13 MP Highlights Need for Continuation of Peaceful Socialisation 08/10 Africa: Analysis - Why States Recover 07/22 Africa as we know her might soon be history thanks to rebels, minerals, and drugs 07/07 Repatriated Angolan Refugees Reintegrated 06/27 Social Concert Council Defends Minimum Salary Adjustment By 13 Percent 04/30 Angola opposition denounces backslide in democracy 04/16 Angolan President Meets UNITA Leader 04/16 Angolans Celebrate 12 Years of Peace 04/04 Angola Celebrates 10 Years of Peace 04/04 Peace Boosts Unparalleled Development in Country 04/04 General Kamorteiro Recognises Peace Gains 03/30 Nation Celebrate 12 Years of Peace 03/30 Incorporation of Ex-Unita Soldiers Into FAA a Peace Gain - General 03/30 Parliament Unanimously Passes Sports Law 03/20 Parliament's Sixth Ordinary Plenary Session Opens 03/19 Bengo - Importance of March 15 in National Liberation Highlighted 03/18 Six-Month Suspended Sentence for Report On Police Cell Mistreatment 02/11 Angola reporter on trial for asking about screams at police station 02/06 Ambassador Calls for Solidarity With Needy Families 01/13 Minister Chikoti Clarifies French Press On the Angolan Reality 12/11 The European Commission's Problem With the Truth 12/06 Ruling Party Concerned About Opposition Behaviour 11/30 Violent Repression of Protests Highlights Risks of Dos Santos Succession 11/28 Rights Group Calls for an Inquiry into Protesters Shooting 11/27 Angola: Crackdown on Opposition Protest 11/26 Demonstrators Shot By Police in Luanda 11/24 Angolan police teargas opposition protesters 11/23 Angolan police fire tear gas at opposition protest 11/23 Angolan police fire teargas to disperse opposition protest 11/23 Angola opposition Urges protest after killing of activists 11/23 Angola Opposition Urges Protest After Killing of Activists 11/22 Activists Are Not Food for Crocodiles 11/22 Nation Marks 19 Years of Lusaka Protocol 11/21 Angola's MPLA says opposition UNITA plans rallies 'to cause chaos' 11/19 Minister Calls for Unity Among Former Combatants 10/08 Opposition Leader Expected in Cabinda Province 08/14 Whiff of chemical weapons 07/16 Chemical weapons were used in Angola: witness 07/16 Unita President Defends Strengthening of National Reconciliation 07/11 Writer Manuel Rojas Garcia Presents Book 06/27 Peace, Democracy and Reconstruction Mark Last Decade, José Eduardo Dos Santos 06/08 Bicesse Accords Signed 22 Years Ago 05/31 Amnesty publishes 2013 report on Angola 05/27 Mining Giant Vale Takes Mozambican Protesters to Court 05/21 Mozambique: Medical professionals announce strike 05/20


From the CIA World Factbook:

Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas Savimbi, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again by 1996. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - in the quarter century of fighting. Savimbi's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and strengthened the MPLA's hold on power.