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30 Dec 1999 description

JOHANNESBURG, 30 December (IRIN) - Angola's humanitarian crisis is expected to last well into the New Year even if an end to the country's quarter century of civil war was imminent, a senior humanitarian official told IRIN on Thursday.

29 Dec 1999 description

ANGOLA: UNITA calls for negotiations with government

28 Dec 1999 description

ANGOLA: Government claims capture of strategic rebel base

28 Dec 1999 description

JOHANNESBURG, 28 December (IRIN) - Nicholas Howen, Chief of the Human Rights Division for the United Nations Office in Angola (UNOA) has paid tribute to Angolan journalists and the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) in their fight for press freedom and human rights journalism in Angola.

24 Dec 1999 description

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Southern Africa
Tel: +27 11 880 4633
Fax: +27 11 880 1421

23 Dec 1999 description

JOHANNESBURG, 23 December (IRIN) - Angolan and Namibian defence forces blasted suspected UNITA rebel strongholds in southern Angola from positions on the Namibian side of the border sending villagers in some areas fleeing for safety in the bush, according to news reports and diplomats on Thursday.

23 Dec 1999 description

ZAMBIA: UNHCR revises Angolan refugee influx upwards

22 Dec 1999 description

JOHANNESBURG, 22 December (IRIN) - As fighting raged all week along Angola's border with Namibia, European diplomats told IRIN on Wednesday they were concerned at the worsening humanitarian situation and reports of serious human rights violations.

21 Dec 1999 description

ANGOLA: Latest IDP figures

20 Dec 1999 description

JOHANNESBURG, 20 December (IRIN) - The Angolan army was alleged on Monday to have carried out a spree of indiscriminate along its southern border with Namibia in recent days as it flushed UNITA rebels from long-held strongholds in the area.

17 Dec 1999 description
report Mail and Guardian

Johannesburg, South Africa. December 17 1999

The Angolan government's campaign against Unita rebels is targeting Unita supply lines, and threatens to spill over into Namibia and Zambia.

CHRIS GORDON reports

This has been a season of rumour in Luanda, with speculation over Unita's next moves as thick as the flowering of the flame trees.

17 Dec 1999 description

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for Southern Africa
Tel: +27 11 880 4633
Fax: +27 11 880 1421

16 Dec 1999 description

ANGOLA: South Africa says no illegal arms went to Angola

16 Dec 1999 description

JOHANNESBURG, 16 December (IRIN) - Human rights abuses by government forces and UNITA rebels are continuing unabated in Angola where sexual slavery, rape, summary executions, looting and starvation have become a hallmark of the nation's 25-year civil war, according to a new report released by the New York-based NGO, Human Rights Watch (HRW).

15 Dec 1999 description

JOHANNESBURG, 15 December (IRIN) - Angolan government forces this week resumed their offensive against UNITA rebels in the south of the country near the Namibian border in clashes which brought a new wave of refugees into Namibia, officials told IRIN on Wednesday.

15 Dec 1999 description

ROME (Reuters) - Serious food supply difficulties are emerging in parts of east Africa, mainly due to unfavorable weather, civil conflicts and pests, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in a report released Wednesday.

15 Dec 1999 description

SOUTH AFRICA: Foreign minister to visit Rwanda, Tanzania

14 Dec 1999 description

Lusaka (dpa) - The number of Angolan refugees entering Zambia since October has reached 11,000 following the arrival of another 4,000 on Monday, a spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Tuesday.

Confirming the latest arrivals of refugees in western Zambia's Kalabo district, government spokesman Paul Mukoma said thousands more refugees were expected in the next few days as the fighting between Angolan govenrment forces and UNITA rebels in the Moxico province rages on.

14 Dec 1999 description

JOHANNESBURG, 14 December (IRIN) - The UN Security Council has called on UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to finalise arrangements with the Angolan government to open a new UN Office in Angola (UNOA) as soon as possible.

14 Dec 1999 description

JOHANNESBURG, 14 December (IRIN) - The Namibian government said this week that it would back a new Angolan government offensive in its war against the UNITA rebel movement.