[To: A Few Friends; I have just returned from a five and a half week trip to Africa.]

by George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
About late April or May 1981
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
6 pages
Type: Report
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
In the report, Houser describes his recent five-and-a-half week trip to Africa. He says he spoke with President Kenneth Kaunda; Prime Minister Robert Mugabe as well as several other Zimbabwe ministers; Alfred Nzo and Tom Nkobi, Secretary General and Treasurer respectively of the ANC; Joaquim Chissano, Foreign Minister of Mozambique, and Marcelino dos Santos, a top leader in Frelimo; Paulo Jorge, Foreign Minister of Angola and some of the top members of the Central Committee of the MPLA; and some SWAPO leaders. In Tanzania, Houser saw some old friends such as John Malecela, now Minister of Natural Resources. Houser says that, when he arrived in Dar es Salaam, the Chester Crocker mission had not been announced, but when the Crocker delegation arrived in Africa, Houser’s discussion became more specifically related to it and its purpose. Houser met with Joaquim Chissano, the Foreign Minister, both before and after Chissano met with Crocker. Houser says that, while he was in Luanda as the guest of the MPLA, Joe Massinga, whom he had known when he was a student in the U.S., was arrested for working with the CIA. Other people named in the report include Sharfudine Khan and Paulo Jorge • The Reagan Administration • Namibia • The Crocker Mission • The CIA • The Possibility of Mozambique-South Africa War • Sanctions
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections