Tuesday, November 20, 2012

On November 20

On this day in ...
... 1994, in the capital of neighboring Zambia, representatives of Angolan government and rebel forces signed a cease-fire known as the Lusaka Protocol. But as explained in this Human Rights Watch account,
'Significantly, UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi refused to sign the agreement in person, ensuring that President dos Santos could not either, leaving it to subordinates to endorse the accord, a sign of continued lack of confidence in the peace process.' 
Violations of the truce occurred thereafter, and the Angolan Civil War would not come to an end until 2002.

(Prior November 20 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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