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03 Dec 2003 description

Angola's President José Eduardo dos Santos said the national strategy against poverty has to include measures to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS. The challenges are "two sides of the same coin," he told the first meeting of the National HIV/AIDS Commission, held last week at the National Assembly in Luanda.

09 Sep 2003 description

As Angola rebuilds after last year's peace accord that ended more than 20 years of conflict, Italy and UNDP are helping the country tackle landmines, a deadly legacy of war that threatens lives and hampers reconstruction and development.

09 Apr 2003 description

Civil war has been the norm in Angola since independence from Portugal in 1975. A 1994 peace accord between the government and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) provided for the integration of former UNITA insurgents into the government and armed forces. A national unity government was put in place in April of 1997, but serious fighting resumed in late 1998, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless. Over 1.5 million lives may have been lost in fighting over the past quarter century.