ANGOLA: Savimbi's Shadowy Struggle

A continuing civil war threatens the Luanda government

Cubans will remain in Angola as long as they wish." So said Angolan President Agostinho Neto, expressing gratitude to Premier Fidel Castro for sending an estimated 20,000 troops and 4,000 civilian technicians to his country. Neto had good reason to be thankful. Without Havana's help — not to mention about $2 million a day in Soviet aid — the Marxist regime in Luanda would probably not be in power today.

Three years ago, Neto's Moscow-backed Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (M.P.L.A.) appeared to have won...

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