ANGOLA: Guerrillas Who Will Not Give Up

UNITA is still fighting against the Cubans

Under a blazing African sun, the guerrillas' battered trucks crashed through the thick bush of southern Angola. Small bands of soldiers trekked beside the sandy roads. Their destination: a clearing in the jungle known only by the code name Chipundo. There, among the camouflaged grass huts of a hastily erected "instant village," a burly, bearded man with skin the color of oiled ebony embraced each new arrival. He was Jonas Savimbi, 44, who had convened the annual congress of the National Union for the Total Independence...

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