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Tuesday, April 8, 2003.
Angola: Beyond the peace accord
In Luanda, Angola, last Friday,
Government and citizens celebrated the first anniversary of the peace accord
between the State and the former rebel group, UNITA. But the effusive
outpourings of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos could not drown the discordant
tunes in the background. Thus, while the President enthused, “this is a
great day, now we have peace,” some citizens reasoned that it has taken
the government too long to make something of the newfound peace, and that cessation
of rebel activities should translate into enhancement of living conditions.
rejoices with the Government and people of that country for achieving the peace
that has eluded a number of other countries, notably, Sudan, Algeria, Liberia,
and even Cote d’ Ivoire. But like the ordinary man on the streets of
Luanda, we urge the authorities there to plan and channel the resources of that
oil-producing country to the improvement of life and infrastructure.
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