NAGs National Union for the Total Independence of Angola(UNITA)

National Union for the Total Independence of Angola(UNITA)

Year Formed: 1975
Year Terminated: 2002

Target States:

Ideational Characteristics:


Toppling an Existing Leadership
Change of Regime Type

External Supporters:

United States of America

South Africa




Ivory Coast

Narrative Summary:

According to UCDP/PRIO dataset, the group is in low activity since 1967.

NAG Support Dataset Code: 379

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1421


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