[Dear Friend of The Africa Fund, Together we have helped to win a great victory for freedom.]

by Jennifer Davis, The Africa Fund
with Salim Ahmed Salim
New York, New York, United States
July 29, 1994
Publisher: The Africa Fund
5 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Nations
Language: English
The mailing says together we have helped to win a great victory for freedom; when Nelson Mandela took the oath of office it marked the end of an era in human history; colonialism and white minority rule in Africa no longer apply. The mailing says some people have said we should declare victory and close our doors. But as we see it the battle is far from over; we believe that there is still important work to be done by the network of concerned organizations and individuals throughout the U.S. who successfully worked against apartheid. The mailing says in Angola Jonas Savimbi is waging a brutal civil war because he lost an internationally supervised election; he is using the millions he received from Reagan and Bush to kill and maim hundreds of thousands of innocent people; we need more pressure for new strong U. S. support for the democratically elected Angolan government. The mailing says Nigeria's military dictator has annulled democratic elections and imprisoned the winner, Moshood Abiola; Mozambique is preparing for October elections to end the conflict between RENAMO, long subsidized by the apartheid regime, and the FRELIMO government; In South Africa The Africa Fund is helping grass roots efforts to overcome apartheid's devastating legacy. The mailing includes AFRICA EMERGENT, excerpts of an address by Salim Ahmed Salim, Secretary General, Organization of African Unity (OAU) at the White House Conference on Africa, Washington, DC, June 26, 1994. The mailing discusses Jonas Savimbi, Nigeria’s military dictatorship, Moshood Abiola, RENAMO, FRELIMO, Fr. Michael Lapsley, the ANC (African National Congress), a Trauma Center in Cape Town, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Gross Domestic Product (GDP), drought relief, sanctions, divestment, political prisoners, ACOA (American Committee on Africa), decolonization, demonstrations, protests, legislatures, campuses, democratization, multi-party elections, single-party political systems , military rule, the rural poor, Structural Adjustment Programs, Africa's indebtedness, HIV virus and other killer diseases, malnutrition, unemployment, environmental degradation, eradicating poverty, the lessons of Rwanda, democracy, investment, clinics and health centers, primary schools, drinking water, refugees, conflicts, global development, conflict resolution, sovereignty, and misplaced notions of non-interference.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root