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Title:Savimbi: the career of a counter-revolutionary
Author:Braganša, A. de
Periodical:Mozambican Studies: Journal of Social Science
Geographic term:Angola
Subjects:civil wars
foreign intervention
biographies (form)
About person:Jonas Malheiro Savimbi (1934-)ISNI
Abstract:Savimbi's case history is a basic reference point for the analysis of the comtemporary 'total strategy' of counter-revolutionary warfare which Pretoria has conceived for the subcontinent. In the context of this strategy, Savimbi is the prototype of a more successful type of key figure. He has personal charisma and, relatively speaking, his organisation, the UNITA had, at least formerly put down roots in the south of Angola. Through a retrospective analysis, and through an updating of the facts of his career, it is possible to discover and perhaps to anticipate the development of similar agents and organisations in the foci of counter-revolution. Notes.