SOUTHERN AFRICA NEWS

(Vol. I, No. 5)
by Southern Africa News Collective
Washington, DC, United States
February / March 1980
10 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Portugal
Language: English
Contents: ANGOLA: The Struggle for Socialist Reconstruction • THE MONTH OF MARCH-FOCUS ON ZIMBABWE, ZIMBABWE WEEK II - MARCH 9-15 • This Issue . . . • U.S. Imperialist Forces • The CIA's Role • The Diplomatic War • The Propaganda War • MPLA-Workers’ Party: Transforming Angola • MPLA Becomes A Workers’ Party • Peasant and Worker Base of MPLA • Mass Organizations: Building Peoples Power • Intensified Class Conflicts • The Party's Response to Class Struggle • Note to Our Readers • Transforming the Agricultural Sector: A People's Priority • Transforming the Industrial Sector: Recapturing the People’s Wealth • Lessons from the Angolan Experience • Background Notes • Congratulations to the Zimbabwean People! • The newsletter says Agostinho Neto, the First President of the Peoples Republic of Angola, died on September 4, 1979 from leukemia. The newsletter quotes Mozambican President Samora Machel in excerpt from "Josina You Are Not Dead." The newsletter discusses NATO, guerilla warfare, the Nixon Administration, the Southwest Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), the Patriotic Front, Rhodesia, colonies, the unexpected coup that unseated the Salazar regime, Holden Roberto, FNLA, UNITA, Jonas Savimbi, Lonrho, Daniel Chipenda, the OAU (Organization of African Unity), mercenaries from the U.S., France, West Germany and Britain, the planned invasion of Angola, Boeing, planes, Gulf Oil, payment of taxes, the international support of Cuba, Nigeria, Guinea Bissau, and the Soviet Union, membership into the United Nations, Vietnam, a U.S. economic blockade, racism. Basil Davidson, In The Eye of the Storm, a Marxist-Leninist  party, colonialism, Ian Smith, Bishop Abel Muzorewa, the First Party Congress, Lucio Lara, liberated zones, mass organizations, OMA (Organizacao da Mulher de Angola), the Young Pioneers, the National Union of Angolan Workers (UNTA), the People’s Defense Organization (PDO), socialist reconstruction, coffee, sisal, cotton, plantations, State Farms, Cooperatives, U.S. foreign policy, multinational corporations, Gulf Oil, diamond mining, Diamang, DeBeers Consolidated Mines, Ltd., Anglo American Corporation, Krupp, the Third World, the Second War of Liberation, Exxon, Standard Oil of California, Shell, Phillips, explore new off-shore oil deposits, the LOME convention, the Literacy Campaign, finance, trade, and the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU). The newsletter says Southern Africa News Collective (SANC, S.A.N.C.) members are Rose Brown, Cecelie Counts, Kathryn Flewellen, Cheryl Gardner, Sandra Hill, and Sylvia Hill.  [Note: These people were also members of the Southern Africa Support Project.]

Used by permission of former members of Southern Africa Support Project.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root