chapter  7
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ANGOLA-NAMIBIA: FROM WAR TO INDEPENDENCE. 1987-90

The devastating effects of the war in Angola which resulted in damages estimated at $12 billion from 1975 to 1987, and had cost over 60,000 lives,1 as well as economic mismanagement led to a reassessment of Angola's diplomatic and economic options2. In April 1987, the Angolan government resumed talks with Chester Crocker in Brazaville. After a delegation of the MPLA government was received in Washington in June, Crocker visited Angola for an inconclusive meeting in July.