OP-ED Editorial
by Benjamin F. Chavis, United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
February 15, 1990
Publisher: United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice
3 pages
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: Angola
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The press release says while the "winds of chance" are continuing to blow strong throughout eastern Europe, the Soviet Union and now even inside of South Africa with the release of Nelson Mandela, there are many Americans who would like to see a lasting peace come finally to Angola. The press release says now that it appears apartheid in South Africa may be ended through peaceful negotiations rather than by violence, peace in Angola would be one of the most stabilizing factors toward the development of the entire region of southern Africa. The press release says unfortunately the Bush Administration encouraged Savimbi to leave the peace table and to return to the battlefield in southern Angola with more than eighty million dollars in U.S. military aid. The press release discusses Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Jonas Savimbi and UNITA.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root