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02 Dec 2002 description

LUANDA, Angola, December 2 (UNHCR) - Twice in the past 10 years alone, aid agencies have attempted to return Angolan refugees to their war-torn country. Both times they failed as efforts to end the war collapsed, bringing new devastation and misery to a country that has known little more than civil war since it gained independence from Portugal in 1975.

28 Nov 2002 description

LUANDA, Angola, November 28 (UNHCR) -- Angola and the UN refugee agency today signed separate agreements with Namibia and Zambia under a programme for the voluntary return of 450,000 Angolan refugees in southern Africa.