Peacekeeping measures after civil war in the former portuguese colony are currently (April 1997) under surveillance of over 6,000 UN
peacekeepers from Uruguay, Brazil, India, Romania, and Zimbabwe which gradually start to withdraw. The MPLA government of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos
in the capital Luanda has control over most residents, but the guerillia organization UNITA under leader Jonas Savimbi
still holds 70% of the territory including the diamond-rich areas in the north-east. UNITA supports Zaire's Mobuto
while MPLA supports Zairean rebel Kabila.