Jorge Ornelas Isaac Sangumba (1944–1982)[1] was the Foreign Minister of UNITA during the Angolan War of Independence.[2]

Jorge Sangumba
Born
Jorge Ornelas Isaac Sangumba

1944
Died1982 (aged 37–38)
Cause of deathHomicide
OccupationForeign Ministere during the Angolan War of Independence
Known forAssassination

Background

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Sangumba studied in the United States before joining the National Union of Angolan Students (UNEA) in the early 1960s. In 1965 he became UNEA's representative for external affairs, a precursor for his future appointment as the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA's) Foreign Minister in August 1969.[2]

On February 9, 1976, Sangumba had officially announced that the central Angolan city of Huambo, where two Western-supported nationalist movements proclaimed the establishment of a government the previous November, had fallen to Soviet-supplied Angolan forces led by Cuban troops.[3]

Death and aftermath

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Jonas Savimbi, the leader of UNITA, allegedly ordered Sangumba's assassination[4][5] along with several other potential rivals for leadership of UNITA during the Angolan Civil War.[6]

Sangumba's family has been trying to find the reasons that led his murder, but have not found anything out. Tribute videos about him have been posted on sites such as YouTube.[7]

See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Famous Male Rebels". Ranker. Retrieved 2019-10-31.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b Sellström, Tor (1999). Sweden and national liberation in Southern Africa. Vol. 1, Formation of a popular opinion (1950-1970) (PDF). Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet. p. 396. ISBN 91-7106-430-3. OCLC 41157147.
  3. ^ Times, Henry Kamm; Special to The New York (1976-02-10). "Pro‐Soviet Force Takes Angola City". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-11-07.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "An Opportunity Ignored in Angola". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  5. ^ "Google Translate". translate.google.com. 22 April 2019. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  6. ^ Kukkuk, Leon (2005). Letters to Gabriella. p. 102.
  7. ^ The Angola of my Dreams /A Angola dos Meus Sonhos, archived from the original on 2021-12-21, retrieved 2019-11-07