The Cold War and Southern Africa: Chilling Zimbabwe

by Washington Office on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
Undated, apparently early 1979
4 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The pamphlet says as Americans we are from a very early age fed the bitter stuff of anti-communism as a preventive for "bad citizenship." Foreign policy based on US-Soviet competition warps our concept of national interests and allies us with governments with which we would not otherwise associate. With the liberation of Portuguese colonies Kissinger launched a vigorous effort to "save" another country from communism. The pamphlet includes quotes from leaders of Zimbabwe's liberation movements (ZANU, ZAPU, and Patriotic Front) including Joshua Nkomo, Robert Mugabe, Joshua Tongogara, J.Z. Moyo, and Edgar Tekere. Contents: Enter the Cold Warrior • Congress and the Administration • Zimbabwe: What is the Liberation Movement? • Sanctions and US-Africa Policy
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root