Angola Weekly News Summary
by MPLA Solidarity Committee
New York, New York, United States
February 5, 1976
Following the Congressional ban on secret U.S. aid to UNITA and FNLA, Henry Kissinger, in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that the Ford Administration "is now seriously considering overt financial aid" to the two groups. • Over one hundred British mercenaries, almost a third of whom are former Special Air Service soldiers, are reported to have left Britain for Angola. • In revealing, interview with Washington Post correspondent Bernard D. Nossiter, South African Defense Minister Pieter Botha conceded that 4.000 to 5,000 South African troops are in Angola. • Used in this newsletter is a county former name: Zaire. Contents: The U.S. and Angola • Mercenary Recruitment in England - A Covert U.S. Operation • On the Front • South Africa and Angola • The Crisis in Zambia • Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Angola, Lopo Do Nascimento, Speaks Out on Angola's Foreign Policy of Nonalignment • News Flash • Money Needed for Angola Weekly News Summary • Actions in the United States to Support the PRA • Resources • Life in a Slum in Luanda Is Bustling and Regulated
Used by permission of former members of the MPLA Solidarity Committee.
Collection: Private collection of Richard Knight