Jonas Savimbi

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Jonas Savimbi
Jonas Savimbi in 1990
Birth nameJonas Malheiro Savimbi
Born(1934-08-03)3 August 1934
Munhango, Moxico Province
Died22 February 2002(2002-02-22) (aged 67)
Lucusse, Moxico Province
Allegiance FNLA 1964–66
UNITA 1966–02
Years of service1964–2002
Commands heldPresident and supreme commander of UNITA
Battles/warsAngolan War of Independence
Angolan Civil War

Jonas Malheiro Savimbi was an Angolan political and military leader and Pan-Africanist. He founded and led the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA).[1]

In 2002 UNITA lost the Angolan Civil War to the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA).

References[change | change source]

  1. Brittain, Victoria (2002-02-25). "Obituary: Jonas Savimbi". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-09-12.