Washington, D.C., November 18, 1997 - The United States House of Representatives passed House Resolution 273 which "condemns the military intervention by the Government of the Republic of Angola into the Republic of the Congo" and calls on the Angolan Government " to immediately withdraw all military troops, supplies and other assistance from the Republic of the Congo".
Luanda, Nov. 16, 1997- As we anticipated, the recent imposition of sanctions on UNITA by the 0United Nations Security Council, functioned as a detonator for the MPLA, the old plan of resolving the Angolan crisis by military means. Only this time, under the cover of the GURN.
In fact, we are witnessing a deteriorization of the politico-military situation in Angola. Small localized, skirmishes are transformed into aggression throughout the country. It is a harbinger of a generalized, government offensive, that has been carefully prepared for months.
Angola (CEDA), Jardo Muekalia, called for all Angolans to reflect on the future of the
country and how to achieve a durable peace on the fifth anniversary of the start of the
political pogroms in the Angolan capital. He said, "Angolans must never allow such a
slaughter to happen again. It began to unravel the fabric of national unity". More than
20,000 people, according to church sources, were killed in cold-blood, on the basis of their
justify military attacks against UNITA. It has already moved troops and weapons into
forward positions at various points around the country. The Portuguese news agency Lusa
reported on October 29, that Kinshasa authorities, "requested help from the Luanda
Government to put an end to the incursions by members of the ex-Zairian Armed Forces
(FAZ) on the common border". It quoted the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Deputy
expressed profound disappointment at the United Nations Security Council decision to impose sanctions against the
National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA). He said, "Sanctions, in the context of the Angola, are not
an effective tool to move the peace process forward. In fact, given the recent events in the Republic of Congo and inside