Angola Weekly News Summary
by MPLA Solidarity Committee
with Samora Machel
New York, New York, United States
February 12, 1976
The military victory of the forces of the People's Republic of Angola is now nearly complete. In the three months since independence MPLA has decisively defeated, in all areas of the country, U.S. and South African-backed .FNLA- and UNITA troops who fought with regular units of the Zairean and South African armies, right-wing Portuguese soldiers and settlers, and mercenaries from Western Europe. • On February 10th, President Ford signed the $112 .3 billion defense appropriations bill, which included a Congressional amendment banning all covert aid to Angola. • One thousand people confronted Secretary of State Kissinger outside the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco where he was addressing the World Affairs Council on Feb. 3rd. • An unofficial translation of Samora Machel, President of People's Republic of Mozambique's closing address to the recent Extraordinary Meeting of the Organization of African Unity meeting on Angola in Addis Ababa, delivered on January 13, 1976. Contents: Decisive Victories for the People's Republic of Angola • Mercenary actions and executions in Zaire • The University of Zambia Closes Down Following More Arrests • Speakers • The U.S. and Angola • Week of Programs and Demonstrations Mark 15th Anniversary of Angola's Armed Struggle • Samora Machel Speaks Out on Angola
Used by permission of former members of the MPLA Solidarity Committee.
Collection: Private collection of Richard Knight