by Jennifer Davis, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
December 13, 1993
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
2 pages
Personalized funding appeal from the American Committee on Africa (ACOA) says 1,000 people will die today in Angola - killed in a war Jonas Savimbi and his UNITA movement are fighting to overturn Angola's internationally recognized democratic election. UN-sponsored cease-fire negotiations are underway between the Angolan government and UNITA. The U.S. is heavily responsible for the death and suffering in Angola. The CIA armed and financed UNITA to the tune of at least $45 million during the Reagan and Bush years; the U.S. and its allies have always refused to exert effective pressure on Savimbi to honor any of the previous cease fires, and only formally recognized the Angolan government in May. The mailing discusses landmines, amputees, the Clinton Administration, President F.W. de Klerk, Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire, satellite reconnaissance information, arms shipments, UN planes carrying food and medicine, a UN arms and oil embargo on UNITA, and plundered diamonds.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root