Support Group Welcomes Mozambican President Chissano

by Mozambique Support Network
Chicago, Illinois, United States
October 9, 1987
1 page
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: Mozambique, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The press release says that, during the week of October 3-7, President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique was welcomed to the United States by broad-based meetings of supporters in New York City and Washington D.C. People at these meetings included Abdullah Ibrahim, jazz pianist; George Houser, former director of the American Committee on Africa; filmmaker Robert Van Leirop; and Ron Daniels, executive director of the National Rainbow Coalition. The press release says the meetings were organized by a newly-formed national support organization, the Mozambique Support Network (MSN). The purpose of the MSN is to educate the American public about the situation in Mozambique and to organize fund-raisers, medical aid drives, and other humanitarian aid efforts. There are MSN chapters in cities from Boston to San Francisco and from Des Moines to Seattle. The press release says the 1987 UNICEF Report, Children on the Front Line, calculates that during 1980-86 over half a million children under five died in Mozambique and Angola because of South African-backed terrorist wars. The press release discusses President Ronald Reagan, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, MNR, Oxfam, and a massacre at Homoine in Mozambique's Inhambane Province.
Used by permission of former members of the Mozambique Support Network.
Collection: Kathleen Sheldon Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections