Angola Weekly News Summary
by MPLA Solidarity Committee
New York, New York, United States
January 29, 1976
On January 27th, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 32 3-99 to ban all covert US aid to the UNITA-FNLA (and South African) forces in Angola, causing another mayor setback to the Ford Administration's Angola policy. • In recent days there have been several reports of an increase in the recruitment of mercenaries to fight with the UNITA-FNLA forces against the People's Republic of Angola led by the MPLA. • As the armed forces of the People's Republic of Angola(PRA) continued their drive south, commanders of the UNITA-FNLA forces have evacuated their headquarters at Nova Lisboa (Huambo) to Silva Porto, 100 miles to the east and may have decided to abandon the conventional battlefield and fight a "never surrender" guerrilla war. • South African troops have retreated from Central Angola, but are still occupying territory north of the Angola-Namibia border. Contents: The U.S. and Angola • American Mercenary Recruitment to Fight the MPLA on the Rise • The Angolan Front • Actions in the United States to Support the PRA • South Africa and Angola • The Zairean Connection • State of Emergency Declared in Zambia • Announcements
Used by permission of former members of the MPLA Solidarity Committee.
Collection: Private collection of Richard Knight