AFRICA: The Angola Summit: Fight and Talk

"The situation there today is better than yesterday." So said President Ford last week during a visit to St. Louis when he was asked about the bloody civil war in Angola. The question was, better for whom? Militarily and diplomatically, the Soviet-backed Luanda government of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Angola (M.P.L.A.) appeared to be on the verge of some notable victories in what may very well be the turning point in the war. On the ground, it delivered a series of telling blows to one rival faction involved in...

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