Circumstances surrounding the death of the honourable Venancio de Moura; whether there is any connection between his death and the Minister Joas Bernado Miranda fraud investigations [AGO34939.E]

According to a Tulsa World report, "Venancio de Moura, a veteran Angolan diplomat who signed the peace accord aimed at ending a two-decade civil war in his homeland, died Saturday [6 March 1999] in Paris from lymphatic cancer. He was 64." (10 March 1999).

Corroborating information could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Tulsa World. 10 March 1999. "Death Tulsas." (NEXIS).

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential 1999-July 2000.
Africa Research Bulletin 1999-2000


Country Reports 1999. February 2000.

The International Who's Who. 1999.

Jeune Afrique 1999-2000.


Keesing's Record Of World Events 1999-2000.

Resources Centre country file. Angola. 1999 to present.

World News Connection (WNC).

Internet sites including:

Angola Peace Monitor.

Diáro Digital.

Mail & Guardian.


United Nations.

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