Journalists Killed  |  Angola

Elpidio Inacio

Televisao Popular de Angola

August 23, 1993, in Kuito, Angola

Inacio, a correspondent for Televisao Popular de Angola, Angola's state-owned television channel, was killed when caught in cross fire between UNITA rebels and government troops while covering the battle for control of Kuito, the site of intense fighting during the weeks before his death. Kuito, the capital of Bie Province, lies approximately 80 miles northeast of the city of Huambo, UNITA's stronghold.

Medium: Television

Job: Broadcast Reporter

Beats Covered: War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related

Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials

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