To the Editor: The credibility of the U.S. campaign for democracy in the Third World is being tested by failing to recognize the elected government of Angola.

by Jean Sindab, David Wiley, Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
New York, New York, United States
April 13, 1993
Publisher: Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
1 page
Type: Correspondence
Coverage in Africa: Angola, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Nations
Language: English
Copy of a letter to the Editor of The New York Times from co-chairs of ACAS, Jean Sindab and David Wiley. Sindab and Wiley say the credibility of the U.S. campaign for democracy in the Third World is being tested by failing to recognize the elected government of Angola. For 15 years, the CIA has empowered and sustained Jonas Savimbi's UNITA with more than one billion dollars alongside support from South Africa. With U.S. and U.N. inaction, Savimbi has chosen to reject the results of the elections we demanded of Angola. He continues a brutal civil war with its campaign of terror against civilians, which has created the largest limbless population in the world and an estimated two million refugees. An enlarged U.N. force is needed to enforce the peace, interdict the rebels, and disarm combatants. Having built UNITA's army, the U.S. bears special responsibility for funding such a U.N. force and for ending all assistance and the re-supply of military materials to UNITA from all parties.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root