Angola: Getting riper for peace?

"Successful conflict mediation teaches that three conditions are necessary for political negotiations to produce long-term results: first, external consensus and pressure for the parties to compromise. Second, the establishment of common ground internally, where the parties believe they have more to gain from compromise than conflict. And third, this presupposes the role of visionary, selfless leadership. Three related questions arise at this point about Angola: first, what is the overall prospect for peace currently? Second, what are the options for foreign governments in dealing with Angola, particularly for South Africa? Third, what should those wishing to invest in Angola expect in this environment—what can they do to ensure that peace prevails?"