Washington Notes on Africa
A Second Try at Peace in Angola: Have the Right Lessons Yet Been Learned?
by William Minter, Washington Office on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
Washington Office on Africa
This analysis of the latest attempt at peace between the Angolan government led by the MPLA and UNITA focuses on what lessons need to be learned from previous unsuccessful attempts. The 1992 election was regarded as free and fair, yet pressure was not put on Unita to deter it from returned to war; nor was action taken to deprive Unita of military power. The current expanded mandate and numbers of the United Nations force is an improvement, but the political will of the international community is still in question, should things go wrong.
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root