Southern Africa International Affairs Report

(Letter No. 3)
by Ted Lockwood, American Friends Service Committee
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
August 18, 1983
Publisher: American Friends Service Committee
7 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Canada
Language: English
Lockwood reports on a trip to Mozambique. He arrived five days before Jim Seawell to prepare appointments and test the ground to see whether AFCS could and should extend it development work to Mozambique. Lockwood reports on Sam Barnes and Judith Marshall (CUSO volunteers working in the Ministry of Education on adult literacy), Ian Christie, Joe Hanlon, and Jim Shenk (a young Mennonite development specialist of the Christian Council). He discusses FRELIMO and Samora Machel and reports that Joao Perreira has been named minister of agriculture. Lockwood discusses the Mozambique National Resistance (MNR) and reports that some former Portuguese intelligence agents are involved in MNR. Lockwood discusses the Secretariat of State for International Co-operation headed by Antonio Sumbane. He reports that the railroad, oil pipeline, and highway from Mutare to Beira were functioning and well-guarded due in part the presence of 1,000 or more Zimbabwean soldiers. Lockwood reports that the International Committee of the Red Cross is trying to fly food into isolated areas. He discusses the Southern Africa Development Coordinating Conference (SADCC). • Just the Right Moment: Food • Just the Right Movement: A New Direction; Small is Beautiful • The War • The Drought • Church Relationships with the Government • Morale • Summary
Used by permission of American Friends Service Committee.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root