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14 Dec 1999 description

U.S. Department of State
Thomas R. Pickering, Under Secretary for Political Affairs
Catholic University, Luanda, Angola

30 Nov 1999 description

(202) 712-4320

30 Nov 1999 description
report Government of Japan

On November 30 (Tue), the Government of Japan decided to extend an emergency grant assistance of US$3,800,000 to the World Food Programme (WFP) to relieve the plight of internally displaced persons in the Republic of Angola. Japan's assistance will be used in support of WFP's activities for internally displaced persons in Angola, including the provision and transportation of food.

In Angola, the number of internally displaced persons has been increasing as a result of civil war between the government and the anti-government organization UNITA.

20 Nov 1999 description

Speech by British Minister of State Peter Hain

08 Oct 1999 description

Says situation in Angola a cause for concern

08 Oct 1999 description


07 Oct 1999 description

By Judy Aita, Department of State Washington File Staff Corresponden

Fowler says the step will hamper UNITA's ability to buy arms

United Nations -- The decision by the South African diamond group De Beers to stop buying diamonds from Angola is an important step in curbing UNITA's source of revenue to continue the Angolan civil war, the chairman of the Security Council's Angolan Sanctions Committee said October 7.

De Beers said October 6 that it would stop buying diamonds from Angola except for those originating under a preexisting contract it has with a joint venture …

30 Sep 1999 description

The following summarizes the statement issued by the Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum after its September 1999 meeting.
National, regional and international climate and food security experts met in Maputo, Mozambique from September 13 to 17 to develop a southern Africa climate outlook for October 1999 through March 2000.

24 Sep 1999 description

(99-49) News Release

Ottawa -- Canada's International Cooperation Minister, Maria Minna, today announced a $1 million contribution for the World Food Program to provide emergency food aid for the victims of the conflict in Angola. Today's contribution brings Canada's total contribution to the African country to $3.5 million this year.

"There are some 200 children, women, and men who die every day in Angola because of disease or starvation related to the war," said Minister Minna.

10 Aug 1999 description

U.S. contributes $13.5 million

By Wendy Lubetkin

03 Aug 1999 description

State Dept. Spokesman Rubin's August 3 statement

The U.S. government "is encouraged by the strong statement in support of peace issued recently by the Catholic Bishops' Conference in Angola," State Department Spokesman James Rubin said August 3 in Washington.

He added: "We applaud the bishops' call for access to all Angolans in need of humanitarian relief, and we endorse their call for peace."

Following is the text of Rubin's statement:

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Office of the Spokesman
For Immediate Release

01 Aug 1999 description

Information available as of 15 August 1999 was used in preparing this report.

30 Jul 1999 description

Southern Africa Cereal Availability Update
Satisfactory except in Angola, Tanzania and Zimbabwe

26 Jul 1999 description

By Judy Aita
USIA United Nations Correspondent

22 Jul 1999 description

U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesman
Press Statement

22 Jul 1999 description

Personal drawings, artist portraits begin U.S. tour
By Karen Molchanow

15 Jul 1999 description

Susan Rice, Assistant Secretary for African Affairs and Gayle Smith , National Security Council Senior Director for African Affairs