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U.N. Peace Mission Winds Up in Angola

The U.N. mission overseeing the peace process in Angola wound up its operation in the southwest African country on Saturday, pulling the curtain down on almost three decades of conflict. “Finally, they’re (Angola) off the Security Council agenda and I think that’s very important — it gives them a stamp of approval,” Erick de Mul, the U.N.’s resident-humanitarian coordinator, told Reuters. “Things are back to normal in that they have a normal U.N. presence rather than a special U.N. presence,” he said. The U.N. Mission in Angola (UNMA) had been overseeing Angola’s peace process for the last six months. Oil and diamond rich Angola has been emerging from 27 years of civil war that ended last year when UNITA rebel leader Jonas Savimbi was killed in an ambush. Full Story

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