n Conflict Trends - Editorial

Volume 2002, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


As the bullet-riddled corpse of UNITA rebel leader Jonas Savimbi was put on display for the world's media to view, euphoria gripped the Angolan capital. To the jubilating crowds in Luanda, Savimbi's death signaled the end of one of the world's longest-running civil wars. In the days that followed the announcement of Savimbi's death, this optimistic mood proved contagious, with several of the world's leading politicians and political pundits suggesting that peace was finally possible in war-ravaged Angola.

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