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The World : Angolan Rebel to Get Aid

A group of retired U.S. military men said they have agreed to support Angolan rebel leader Holden Roberto with an initial sum of about $200,000 in non-lethal equipment and other supplies. Roberto, who is in Washington on a monthlong visit to seek aid, heads the small National Front for the Liberation of Angola, which was once backed by the CIA. A larger Angolan rebel group, Jonas Savimbi’s National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, is already receiving U.S. covert aid. The group, called Civilian Military Assistance, last year provided $4 million in aid to the Nicaraguan contras. The group agreed to help Roberto after a weekend meeting in Memphis.


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