Southern Africa International Affairs Report

(Letter No. 2)
by Ted Lockwood, American Friends Service Committee
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
June 22, 1983
Publisher: American Friends Service Committee
10 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The newsletter discusses conditions in Harare, Zimbabwe and Gaborone, Botswana. The newsletter reports on a loan agreement between Zimbabwe and the IMF and a loan from the World Bank and discusses the issue of socialism. The newsletter reports the Zimbabwe Government says that aerial reconnaissance shows a number of training or reception camps in the northern Transvaal where South Africa is training and equipping dissidents, former Muzorewa soldier, and ex-Selous Scouts to create havoc that will exacerbate Zimbabwe’s political problems. The newsletter discusses ZANU, ZAPU, ZIPRA and ZANLA and mentions Lookout Masuku, Dumiso Dabengwa, and Josiah Chinamano. The newsletter also discusses the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission. • First Impressions • How Are Things in Matabeleland? • The Economic Background to the Dissident Problem • The Land Reform Problem • Who Are the Dissidents? • Dissident Destruction • Crackdown • Refugees Continue to Stream into Botswana • Zimbabwe-Botswana Tension Over the Refugee Problem • The Prospects for Peace • A Final Word
Used by permission of American Friends Service Committee.
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections