BAOBAB NOTES

(Volume 1 Number 1)
by Mozambique Solidarity Office
with Maureen Lai-Ping Mark (editor), Prexy Nesbitt (editor), Linda Noonan (editor)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
November 1991
2 pages
The newsletter reports on a recent visit by Angolan President dos Santos to President Bush and key Congressional leaders in which dos Santos expressed skepticism over Bush's promise of neutrality in the upcoming elections between the ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and Jonas Savimbi's UNITA. The newsletter reports that Dionne Warwick, Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela will share the stage in a major fundraiser for "Children of Africa" in Lagos, Nigeria on November 30. The newsletter also reports that the South African Defense Force (SADF) has continued to provide aid to rebel movements in Zaire, Kenya, Mozambique, Angola, Rwanda and Botswana. The newsletter discusses F.W. de Klerk, the National Party, Botswana People's Progressive Party, Botswana Democratic Party, RENAMO, the Government of Mozambique, the Joint Verification Committee, African National Congress (ANC), President Mobutu, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, South African Defence Force (SADF), Mozambique Christian Council, Rwandese Patriotic Front, Boaventura Zitha, and SADF Military Intelligence. Contents: DeKlerk Denies Apartheid "Apology" • United Front Formed in Botswana • Mozambique Peace Talks Proceed • School Children Witness Violence • They Slept Under the Earth [poem] • U.S. Continues Covert Aid to UNITA • Rape High in South Africa • U.S. Urged to Invest in Democratic South Africa • Heritage Foundation Wants Free Market Reforms in Zaire • Dionne Warwick and "Children of Africa" • Apartheid 'Reaches Out' to its Neighbors • Church Approves Aid to Mozambican War Victims
Used by permission of Prexy Nesbitt, former staff member of Mozambique Solidarity Office.
Collection: Kathleen Sheldon Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections