Angolans talk peace again

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuter) - Angola's government and Unita rebels are talking peace again, but only time will tell whether deep distrust will yield a truce, diplomats said.

'We have achieved a lot. But there is a great deal more to do,' the United Nations envoy Margaret Anstee said yesterday after four days of talks in the Ethiopian capital - the first since fighting resumed in November.

In Angola, fighting still raged across the country. The most serious battle was for Huambo, Angola's second city and the rebels' headquarters. Unita said government troops were surrounded but the government said they were putting up stiff resistance.