A six-day meeting between Angola's three liberation movements ended on Saturday (21 June) with every sign of success.
A six-day meeting between Angola's three liberation movements ended on Saturday (21 June) with every sign of success. The three organisations, The National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA), The National Union for the Total Liberation of Angola (UNITA) and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) have been discussing the complex questions of governing Angola during the transition period between now and November 11 1975, when Angola gets its independence from Portugal.
During the week the three liberation leaders, Mr. Holden Roberto (FNLA), Dr. Agostinho Neto (MPLA) and Dr. Jonas Savimbi (UNITA) agreed to fully integrate their armies. That decision is considered a big step toward ending the bitter factional disputes between the three organisations which has left more than 1,000 dead.
The meetings, in Nakuru, have been held under the auspices of one Africa's "elder statesmen", Jomo Kenyatta, President of Kenya who presided over Saturday's final session.
SYNOPSIS: In Nakuru, Kenya, six days of talks between rival Angolan liberation movement ended Saturday. The National Front for the Liberation of Angola, represented by the organisation's President Mr. Holden Roberto and a small delegation....
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Angola, under the guidance of Dr.Agostinho Neto and his aides...
And the National Union for the Total Liberation of Angola, headed by Dr. Jonas Savimbi, are trying to put an end to the Bloodshed that has left more than one thousand dead in disputes between the three groups.
They are trying to work out a system of governing Angola during the period between now and November eleventh when it receives its independence from Portugal. The session have been marked by expressions of optimism... highlighted by a decision to integrate the armed forces of the three organisations and disarm the public.
One knotty problem which continued into the final hours of the sessions was how to organise elections.
Details concerning the resolution of that problem have not yet been released. The talks were presided over by Kenya's President.