South Africa Stalls on Namibia Settlement

by George M. Houser, Jennifer Davis, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
May 1980
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
7 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Language: English
The report comments on a letter from South African Foreign Minister, R.F. Botha to United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim and the lack of international diplomatic progress on Namibia that it represents. The report discusses the South African position on Angola and UNITA (the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola). The report analyzes the two levels of the struggle for independence that are occurring simultaneously. First is the armed struggle, led by SWAPO (The South-West African People's Organization). Second is the international and diplomatic arena, in which five Western powers (The United States, Great Britain, France, West Germany, and Canada) are intimately involved through their diplomatic initiative. • United Nations and South Africa - An Impasse • A Word of Background • The South African Letter - May 12 • South Africa's Real Purposes • South Africa and Namibia
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Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive