Committee for Freedom in Mozambique, Angola and Guine

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Alternate Names: Committee for Freedom in Mozambique, Angola & Guine
Duration: 1968 - 1975
Location: London, United Kingdom


The UK Committee for Freedom in Mozambique was formed in 1968 at the request of the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO), which had launched an armed national liberation struggle against Portuguese colonial rule in 1964. It expanded a year later to cover Angola and Guine-Bissau, where armed struggle was also under way, renaming itself as the Committee for Freedom in Mozambique, Angola and Guine (CFMAG). CFMAG operated as a campaigning pressure group, aiming to build broad based political support for FRELIMO, the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and the African Independence Party of Guine-Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC). It worked with all political parties, the labour and student movements, churches, NGOs and many others. It had close relations with the Anti-Apartheid Movement, and encouraged a regional perspective for the future of Southern Africa. It organized visits by liberation movement representatives and various specific political and material aid campaigns, culminating in the End the Alliance Campaign of 1972/3. Following the April 25 coup in Portugal in 1974 and the subsequent negotiations between the new Portuguese government and the liberation movements, the right of the colonies to full and immediate independence was acknowledged. CFMAG organized a victory party at St Pancras Town Hall on 25 June 1975, Mozambique's Independence Day, and closed down, its objectives achieved.

Organizational Archive


Title: Committee for Freedom in Mozambique, Angola and Guine
Time Span: 1968 - 1975
Media: 6 boxes
Description: Archive of the Committee for Freedom in Mozambique, Angola and Guine (CFMAG) work in supporting liberation movements in Portugal's colonies in Africa including the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO), the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and the African Independence Party of Guine-Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC).

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