UNITA


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UNITA

(juːˈniːtə)
n acronym for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) União Nacional para a Independencia Total de Angola
[Portuguese: National Union for the Total Independence of Angola]
Translations

UNITA

[juːˈniːtə] N ABBR =União Nacional para a Independencia Total de AngolaUNITA f, Unita f
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Angola became enmeshed in the Cold War with the US, Zaire and apartheid South Africa supporting the FNLA and UNITA and the Soviet Union and Cuba supporting the MPLA.
But MPLA's arch-foe UNITA contested the results and the country returned to civil war.
During the visit, I interviewed MPLA leaders and members, Government workers, UNITA prisoners of war, local citizens as well as two white South African POW's, Later in Mozambique, I talked with officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
UNITA and other groups, such as the National Angolan Progressive Alliance Party (PDP-ANA), accuse the ruling MPLA of intimidating their members and have blamed the government for several assassinations, including that of PDP-ANA's president in July 2004.
UNITA was anti-socialist, supported by apartheid South Africa and the US.
I would like to commend the government of Angola and UNITA for demonstrating true commitment to peace during the last six months.
government, which once backed UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi, turned on him; he was killed earlier this year.
Armed forces chief General Armando da Cruz Neto and UNITA chief-of-staff General Abreu Muengo Ukwachitembo 'Kamorteiro' signed the accord at the National Assembly in the oil-and-diamond-rich country.
The death of Savimbi, who led UNITA since the beginning of the 1975 rebellion, makes negotiations more urgent, Eurico said.
The MPLA received backing from the Soviet Union; UNITA was supported by the United States and South Africa.
UN supervision made possible the stage by stage implementation of the Protocol, encouraging both the government and UNITA to conform to the terms of the agreement.