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Angolan rebels have reached a tacit cease-fire with Cuban forces while they await the results of a U.S.-mediated regional peace accord, rebel leader Jonas Savimbi said. Savimbi, head of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, or UNITA, told reporters at his headquarters in Jamba, near the Namibian border, that his group met with Cuban representatives in late August and agreed “that if we don’t harass them, they won’t attack us.” Angola and Cuba on Friday approved the tentative accord, which calls for the withdrawal of 50,000 Cuban troops from Angola and an end to South Africa’s rule over Namibia (South-West Africa).


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