RE: Important changes in the Administration's Security Supporting Assistance request for southern Africa.

by Washington Office on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
March 8, 1977
1 page
The memorandum says the State Department requested two significant changes in the Carter Administration's request for Security Supporting Assistance for southern Africa. The request for southern Africa is now $135 million - $100 million for the Special Requirements Fund and $35 million for “on-going ad previously planned activities” in Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Zaire "and regional activities." The memo says the State Department and USAID stress that the exclusion of Zimbabwe and Namibia from the Special Requirements Fund does not represent a policy change but is merely a question of timing; they were dropped from this request because negotiations for a "transition to majority rule" in both countries has been stalled.
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root