Unita 'planning partition'

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Luanda (Reuter) - The Angolan government, on the brink of war with the main opposition party Unita over the results of last month's elections, accused its rival yesterday of planning to seize the south and partition the country. The governor of the southern city of Huambo, where the former rebel leader Jonas Savimbi retreated after the elections, said Unita was preparing for partition by deploying its forces in Huambo and other cities.

Mr Baltasar Manuel, in a statement broadcast on state radio, said the government demanded Unita withdraw its forces under international supervision. He appealed to all political parties to 'repudiate war'.