By LINDA BILLINGTON on Anchorage Daily News
Published: June 6th, 2009 02:07 AM
Last Modified: June 6th, 2009 03:01 AM
At the start of “The Black Cockerel,” Angolan rebel Jonas Savimbi is a man full of anti-communist conviction and pro-Savimbi ambition.
In 1985, as the head of Angola ‘s The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), he’s fighting a civil war against the Marxists, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA). And he wants nothing else than to crush the MPLA and take over as president of Angola . Millions of dollars in American support and many millions more from the De Beers diamond empire have been flowing in his direction. American conservative interests are backing his play, among them Jack Abramoff (yes, that Jack Abramoff). Read More

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