RE: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA AND THE NEED FOR MORE PRESSURE IN THE UNITED STATES

by Prexy Nesbitt, Mozambique Solidarity Office
Chicago, Illinois, United States
June 28, 1989
Publisher: Mozambique Solidarity Office
2 pages
Type: Memorandum
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Memorandum to MSN (Mozambique Solidarity Network) members and friends about simultaneous developments in Southern Africa that are of great importance. One key development is the Angolan cease-fire agreed to by 20 African heads of state meeting on June 22 in Zaire; the cease-fire and the reintegration and reconciliation plan is all contained in the Gbadolite Declaration on Angola. The memorandum says the Mozambique government has enunciated some principles - most of which are not new - the main one being that Renamo and its backers must end the violence; the government also has said that if the principles are accepted and if violence ends, then a dialogue (not negotiations) could begin with those conducting the destabilization against Mozambique. The mailing urges people to communicate with the Secretary of State's Office and members of Congress to demand that the U.S. government give more political and economic support to Mozambique and that it pressure South Africa to end its destabilization of Mozambique though its Renamo surrogates. The memorandum discusses President Chissano, Savimbi, Kinshasa airport, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.
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