Unita rejects peace talks

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The Independent Online
LUSAKA (Reuter) - The Angolan rebel movement Unita boycotted peace talks with the government yesterday after accusing the air force of bombing its leader, Jonas Savimbi.

'The attempt on our President's life constitutes a serious setback to the talks,' the Unita spokesman, Jorge Valentim, told reporters in the Zambian capital, Lusaka, where the month-long negotiations on Angola's civil war had been due to resume after a weekend break.

Unita said that Mr Savimbi had narrowly escaped death in an air raid on Saturday.