• Short Summary

    A rally in the central Angolan city of Nova Lisboa last Sunday (21 September) appeared to be in preparation for another confrontation between the three rival Angolan liberation movements.

  • Description

    A rally in the central Angolan city of Nova Lisboa last Sunday (21 September) appeared to be in preparation for another confrontation between the three rival Angolan liberation movements. Supporters of UNITA (United Party for the Total Independence of Angola) turned up in force to meet the movements' s second-in-command and Secretary-General, Miquel N'Zau Puna.

    Puna told the crowd that UNITA is thoroughly prepared for an attack on UNITA-held nova Lisboa by the rival groups MPLA (the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola) and the FNLA (the National Front for the Liberation of Angola) when Portugal grants Angola independence in November after four hundred years of colonial rule.

    So far UNITA has been a poor third to the MPLA and then the FNLA in the popularity stakes with Angolans but seems to be gaining more support.

    Puna's popular with the people and is considered an able military commander as well as an astute politician. he's drawing support from all sections of the community and putting the people in a fighting mood for what's to come -- the hopeful re-taking of positions lost in recent battles.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABW9GNTL1IC9YK31Y4D2ZJDOL7
    Media URN:
    VLVABW9GNTL1IC9YK31Y4D2ZJDOL7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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