Here We Go Again: Shaba II. Angola II?

by Washington Office on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
March 20, 1978
6 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Belgium, France, Germany
Language: English
The document about the Shaba crisis says the U.S. has plunged into a serious intervention in Zaire to rescue the Mobutu regime. The specter of a Cuban-led take-over of Africa is being used to justify this and possible future interventions in Africa. The current scenario ominously resembles the Stanleyville operation of 1964 in which American planes airlifted Belgian paratroopers for a "rescue" mission. The document says the West seeks to protect investments in minerals (copper, cobalt, zinc and diamonds). Contents: Background to the Present Revolt • Why Western Intervention • The President Tilts Toward Brzezinski • Your Action is Needed • Carter Criticizes Hill Restraint on U.S. Role Abroad • Company Saves Americans Caught In Zaire Fighting • Zaire Again • Pondering Covert Aid in Africa
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Dean McHenry, Jr. Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections