Southern Africa International Affairs Report

(Letter No. 10)
by Ted Lockwood, American Friends Service Committee
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
October 19, 1984
Publisher: American Friends Service Committee
8 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The newsletter looks at Mozambique as it faces a number of difficult choices and a future that may lead it further from its socialist ideals. It discusses FRELIMO, President Samora Machel, and the Nkomati Accord. The newsletter discusses attacks by Mozambique National Resistance (MNR), including its derailing the Swaziland-to-Maputo railroad and the Chicualacuala railroad that runs to Maputo from Zimbabwe. The newsletter reports the view of foreign co-operantes (government workers) that it is not safe to travel by road even in daytime outside the city limits of Maputo. The newsletter discusses agriculture, including rice production, and says Maputo needs 25,000 tons of cereals a month to feed itself. The newsletter discusses small producer co-ops in the "zonas verdas" or green zones and reports that state farms and co-ops that are unmanageably large have been reduced in size by turning sections over to family farms. • The whole country needs peace • Prospects • What to do now?
Used by permission of American Friends Service Committee.
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections