Letters to Gabriella

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FLF Press, 30‏/05‏/2005 - 560 من الصفحات
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War in Angola lasted intermittently for more than forty years. After a failed attempt at peace from 1994 to 1998 a full scale conventional war broke out again at the end of 1998. This marked the end of a United Nations attempt, lasting more than twelve years, to make peace in this country. It was one of the first big UN missions after the Cold War and turned into a spectacular and expensive failure. Throughout this last "War for Peace" from 1998-2002 the author lived and worked in Huambo, at the epicentre of the war, implementing a United Nations project. This project, poorly planned initially, was restructured locally and achieved considerable successes before finally succumbing to UN incompetence that saw two thirds of its funding disappear and degenerated into a web of lies, excuses and accusations as the UN refused to provide an explanation to donors, the Angolan government and people, project staff and the press of what went wrong and why.

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How to Help the Poor 1
5
How to Help the Poor 2
22
Collecting Funds
49
Into the Abyss 1
75
Into the Abyss 2
88
The UN Must Go
103
How to Help the Poor 3
120
Are Women Really All That Important?
138
The Buck Stops Here
331
A World of Development Experience
338
Promises Promises Part 2
346
The Massacre
368
Missions UNDP Style 2
376
Appearance and Reality The End of Compromise
383
Man is Not an Island?
389
Waiting for the Messiah
401

The Quiet Before the Storm
165
Luanda June 1999
179
On Tents
192
Missions UNDP Style 1
216
No Turning Back
245
The Mission 1
260
Promises Promises Part 1
269
No One Shall Be Arbitrarily Deprived of His Property
279
Luanda Getting Some Facts at Last
288
Lots of Diverse Stumbling About
295
The Mission 2 and 3
301
November 2000
310
Loose Ends
325
Merry Christmas 3
412
How Long is a Piece of String?
425
Promises Promises Part 3
433
February 2002
444
The Two Years
455
Death in the Bush
466
Everyone Has the Right to Life Liberty and Security of Person
479
Everyone Has the Right to Recognition Everywhere as a Person Before the Law
493
We are With You
507
Not When But If
521
That Was Then and Now is Then
531
To the Beginning of the End
537
Selected Bibliography
543

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Leon Kukkuk was born in South Africa in 1963. Congenitally at odds with normality, he has led a colourfull, even rackety existence, roaming the globe, points north, east south and west and posing, amongst other things, as a student, a traveler, a tramp, a barman, window cleaner and for the last decade as a proffesional do-gooder. This last pose is perhaps the truest part of his persona. Although sometimes labelled as a Communist and rabble-rouser, he sees himself not as a political idealogue but as a social reformer. He is presently settled in Angola with his daughter, Gabriella.

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