Working Paper on Legislative Strategy on Namibia

by Washington Office on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
January 1979
3 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
This report notes that over the last two years the United States, Great Britain, German, France and Canada have become deeply involved in trying to negotiate with South Africa for U.N.-supervised elections in Namibia to bring into being an authentically free Namibia. The report examines the negotiation process. The report says South Africa has pursued a dual strategy: 1) negotiate with the west so it couldn't be called totally intransigent, while trying to ensure that SWAPO would reject the proposed settlement 2) at the same time, going ahead with plans for establishing its own "internal settlement" in the territory. Contents: The Current U.S. Position on Namibia • Possible lobbying Strategies
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root