War and Peace in Angola
Independent Angolan radio has reported fighting throughout the country's central region in recent days, around the major government held cities of Malanje, Kuito and Huambo, which UNITA has besieged since early January. "There was a big punch-up south of Malanje at the weekend. Hundreds of UNITA soldiers were wounded and the rest have been driven back". 25 September: Government forces have advanced in the central highlands in a series of attacks designed to expand their control of territory around a series of large towns besieged for months by UNITA.
On 27 September Government forces said they had captured Bailundo, a key stronghold, from UNITA. For the moment, there is no independent confirmation. UNITA refutes the claim. (Source: ANB-BIA)