Namibia Newsletter

by Solveig Kjeseth, Namibia Concerns Committee
Dubuque, Iowa, United States
May 11, 1982
Publisher: Namibia Concerns Committee
2 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Namibia
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The newsletter notes that Abisai and Selma Shejavali, who were at Wartburg Seminary, have sent several letters mentioning help received from the Namibia Fund at Wartburg, the women's department of the ELOC, and the theological books that have been sent to Paulinum Seminary. The newsletter discusses the two years of negotiations about a ceasefire and elections in Namibia by the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, and Canada with South Africa and SWAPO. The latest ploy was South Africa's insistence on a complicated voting system designed to split the votes of black Namibians along ethnic lines. The U.S. should put pressure on South Africa to accept the U.N. plan for free elections, with no further compromises or conditions. The newsletter asks people to urge their Senators and Representatives to support Namibian independence according to the U.N. Resolution 435. The newsletter says the Namibia Fund faces challenges; Wartburg has been asked to host an additional Namibian family while the parents prepare for teaching positions in the Lutheran Church in Namibia. The newsletter discusses the Evangelical Lutheran Ovambokavango Church (ELOC), the Engelhard !Noabeb family, Namene Shejavali, and Bishop Kleopas Dumeni. Contents: News from the Shejavali family • The Current Political Situation • The Namibia Fund at Wartburg Seminary
Used by permission of former members of National Namibia Concerns.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root