Africa Notes: A Guide to the Intricacies of the Angola-Namibia Negotiations - September 1988
September 8, 1988
In the last six months, substantial progress has been made toward settlement of two of Africa's most intractable political-military problems - the interrelated wars in Angola and Namibia. While resolution is still far from assured, all of the half-dozen parties involved now have unprecedentedly clear incentives to seek peace. Even if the on-again, off-again talks ultimately fail, a careful examination of the recent sequence of events provides lessons of lasting importance on the opportunities, pitfalls, and challenges of regional conflict resolution in the Third World.