Angola Where Blossoms And Bullets Grow

The foreigners may leave soon, but a civil war remains

While diplomats tinker with timetables for troop withdrawal, Angola bleeds. Negotiators from Cuba, Angola and South Africa are inching toward a detailed accord to send Cuba's 50,000 soldiers home and institute long-promised independence for Namibia. But an agreement on the terms, expected next week in the Congolese capital of Brazzaville, will bring no peace to Angola, whose people have known nothing but war for 27 years. The departing foreigners will leave behind a land glutted with weapons and a Marxist government still at war with the 60,000 homegrown rebels known as UNITA.

Nowhere is the misery of Angola's civil war more...

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