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17 Jun 1996 description

LUANDA, June 17 (Reuter) - The United Nations on Monday praised Angola's UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi for disarming more than 49,000 soldiers by the weekend.

U.N. chief to Angola, Alioune Blondin Beye, held talks with Savimbi at Andulo in the central highlands and said he was pleased with progress in disarming UNITA fighters under a 1994 peace pact with the Angolan government to end two decades of civil war.

Beye said Savimbi had pledged to disarm 50,000 UNITA troops by Saturday, June 15, at 14 U.N.-supervised assembly camps.

14 Jun 1996 description

New Government Formed to Tackle Economic Crisis

13 Jun 1996 description
6/13/96

The government has approached Savimbi to strike an agreement on the country's lucrative diamond mines. Details of the
meeting have not been disclosed. The government has said it loses some $550 million per year due to illegal diamond
mining which can be used to bolster the country's devastated economy. Last week, De Beers signed a $50 million
prospecting agreement with the state to mine diamonds.

6/10/96
03 Jun 1996 description

OVERALL SITUATION
DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD, REPRESENTATIVES OF NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE, UNITA AND HUMANITARIAN ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED IN HEALTH MET FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR TO DEFINE A COMMON STRATEGY FOR HEALTH ACTIVITIES IN ANGOLA. THIS JOINT UCAH-WHO INITIATIVE IS PART OF EFFORTS TO DEFINE A COMMON PLAN OF ACTION AND THUS FACILITATE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH OPERATIONS IN ANGOLA S COUNTRYSIDE.

30 May 1996 description

"Given present conditions, the harvest on the Central Planalto will not reach half the amount needed for people's subsistence, nor will there be any surplus for trading or planting";, ICRC agronomists concluded following a survey on the food situation in Huambo Province and the Ganda region in Central Angola. The survey determined that the main reasons for the shortage were limited secure zones and the presence of minefields, low labour capacity, farming in areas with extremely poor soil quality, irregular climatic conditions and a lack of seed for short-term harvests.

29 May 1996 description

SITUATION - Under the Unit for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance to Angola (UCAH), the Central Mine Action Office (CMAO), in cooperation with the United Nations Verification Mission to Angola (UNAVEM III), is developing a comprehensive mine action plan, established with funds raised through a Consolidated Appeal. CMAO is modeled on similar UN-established indigenous mine clearance operations in Mozambique, Afghanistan and Cambodia.

27 May 1996 description

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT WAS PROVIDED BY THE UNITED NATIONS HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE COORDINATION UNIT IN LUANDA (UCAH)

27 May 1996 description

Army amnesty moves opens path to peace

24 May 1996 description

This report includes: A) WFP on the WEB B) Liberia C) Iraq D) Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire and Tanzania E) Somalia F) Angola G) Former Yugoslavia.
From B. Szynalski, Director, Operational Policy and Support Division. For information regarding resources, donors are requested to contact Ms. B. Karlstrom Dorph, Director, Resources Division, WFP Rome (Ph. 39 6 5228 2500)

PART I - HIGHLIGHTS

24 May 1996 description

LISBON, May 24 (Reuter) - U.S. Vice President Al Gore, on a visit to Portugal, said on Friday he expected progress in the slow-moving Angolan peace process in the coming weeks.

Gore told a news conference in Lisbon that the United States was working closely with Portugal and Russia, partners in a troika monitoring the peace process in the war-ravaged country.