Congress to Act Soon on Angola: Urgent Lobbying Needed

The Case Against Aid to UNITA
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
May 5, 1989
6 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Cuba
Language: English
The mailing urges lobbying of members of Congress, especially members of the Intelligence Committees, about a possible vote to increase U.S. covert military aid to UNITA. The administration has requested continued CIA support to UNlTA, reportedly exceeding the $30 million level of last year. The Bush Administration has said it will not recognize the MPLA-led Angolan government, continuing the Reagan Administration policy. The House of Representatives has adopted language terminating U.S. payments for U.N. forces in Namibia if the Cuban troops are not withdrawn from Angola as stipulated. • Bush Administration Policy toward UNITA • Upcoming Congressional Actions • Lobbying Focus in the Congress • The mailing includes U.S. Senate Voting Record on Angola and Southern Africa and The Case Against Aid to UNITA with points about UNITA that can be emphasized in lobbying members of Congress.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of ACAS.
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections