Nakuru Agreement

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The Nakuru Agreement, signed on June 21, 1975 in Nakuru, Kenya, attempted to salvage the implementation of the Alvor Agreement which granted Angola independence from Portugal and established a transitional government. While the Nakuru Agreement succeeded in producing a truce between the nationalist movements, the truce only held until July 9.[1]


The three principal separatist leaders, Agostinho Neto of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), Jonas Savimbi of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), and Holden Roberto of the National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA) met in Nakuru from June 15-21. Kenyan President Jomo Kenyatta moderated the negotiations. The leaders "denounce[d] the use of force as a means of solving problems" and again agreed to put down their arms and disarm civilians.[2]


  1. ^ McDannald, Alexander Hopkins. The Americana Annual: An Encyclopedia of Current Events, 1976. Page 86.
  2. ^ Wright, George. The Destruction of a Nation: United States Policy Towards Angola Since 1945, 1997. Page 60-61.

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