Sustaining the Peace in Angola: An Overview of Current Demobilisation, Disarmament and Reintegration

Release date: 2003-02

João Porto and Imogen Parsons have provided a vital ‘road map’ to current efforts aimed at achieving peaceful demilitarization in Angola. Through their carefully considered study of the dynamics involved in a complex phenomena – made doubly so by institutional density, shifting agendas on the part of various agents and the difficulties of conducting field research in such a vast setting – the authors have presented as complete a picture as is possible of the ongoing demobilization and reintegration process. For those practitioners and scholars concerned with deepening of the peace process in Angola, this study gives us the requisite data, tools and insights to begin to understand the contemporary situation and sets the stage for analysis of the next steps needed to rid Angola of the bitter legacy of war.