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These plans materialized slowly; not until the beginning of the twentieth century did Portuguese colonialism reach the borders of present-day Angola.

An official cease-fire went into effect after the accord was signed here tonight by Angola's President, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, and Jonas Savimbi, the longtime leader of the rebel National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, or Unita.Rivalry Will Move to Ballot The main contest for the presidency next year seems likely to pit Mr. dos Santos as President of Angola until the elections.While the peace accord thrashed out during seven negotiating sessions is detailed, much remains to be worked out by a commission in which the United States, the Soviet Union and Portugal will take part as observers.Some constitutional reforms toward a market economy have already been adopted.

But more may be needed, particularly if Angola is to attract the foreign investment and credits it will need to rebuild its war-wrecked economy and develop its resources of oil, diamonds, gold and farm products.Portugal, which ruled colonial Angola until 1975, acted as a mediator in the talks. Baker 3d, who witnessed the signing along with Foreign Minister Aleksandr A.