by Jennifer Davis, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
March 29, 1993
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
4 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Angola
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing seeking contributions to the American Committee on Africa. The mailing says in Angola more than 15,000 people have died because Jonas Savimbi, the leader of the South African backed UNITA party, lost an election last September; the United Nations, the U.S. government and international observers all certified that the election won by the ruling MPLA party was free and fair; but instead of abiding by the election results Savimbi went to war. The mailing says Angola is already crippled by a 16 year war Savimbi launched after Angola won its independence from Portugal; in the last six months his new offensive has uprooted three million people who the UN says are threatened with starvation. The mailing says the U.S. cannot escape its responsibility for the death and destruction in Angola; for 16 years the CIA collaborated with South Africa to arm and fund UNITA; the State Department claimed that their purpose was to force the Angolans to hold free elections. The mailing includes ACTION ALERT DEMAND U.S. RECOGNIZE ANGOLAN GOVERNMENT. The mailing discusses the Clinton administration, President Clinton, U.N. supervised elections, Luanda hospitals, the killing of civilians, the Soviet Union, Cuba, South Africa, Zaire, and arms shipments.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive