No One Can Stop the Rain: Angola and the MPLA

by George M. Houser, Jennifer Davis, Susan Rogers, Herb Shore, The Africa Fund
New York, New York, United States
July 1976
Publisher: The Africa Fund
51 pages
Contents: PREFACE • THE PORTUGUESE INTRUSION • THE SLAVE TRADE • EXPANSION, CONQUEST, AND ANGOLAN RESISTANCE • FORCED LABOR • EUROPEAN SETTLEMENT AND IT CONSEQUENCES • BACKGROUND TO ANGOLAN POLITICAL ORGANIZATION • THE POPULAR MOVEMENT FOR THE LIBERATION OF ANGOLA • UPNA/UPA/FNLA-A DIFFERENT ROAD • ANGOLA AT WAR • A STRUGGLE DIVIDED: THE PROBLEM OF UNITY • THE MPLA PROGRAM • ADVANCING THE STRUGGLE • THE FNLA AND THE EMERGENCE OF UNITA • THE MPLA PROGRAM AND IDEOLOGY IN ACTION • INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE TO MPLA STRUGGLE • AFTER THE COUP: CONTRADICTIONS AND STRUGGLE CONTINUE • REFERENCES CITED IN THE PAMPHLET • OTHER AVAILABLE READINGS • Glossary of Organizations Involved in Angola – 1913-1974 • The pamphlet includes poems by Agostinho Neto and EugeniaNeto. The pamphlet discusses PIDE, the Portuguese secret police, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA), the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), Gulf Oil, Zaire, the CIA, Jonas Savimbi, Holden Roberto, Mobutu, General Spinola, Daniel Chipenda, SWAPO, the Movimento de Unidade Democratica Juvenil (Movement for the Unity of Democratic Youth), Salazar, Mario de Andrade, Lucio Lara, the anti-colonialist Movement for Colonial Freedom, the second Afro-Asian Solidarity Conference held in Conakry, Manuel Barros Necaca, the Kingdom of the Kongo, obligatory cotton cultivation for Cotonang, Captain Henrique Galvao, refugees,  the Conferencia das Organizacoes Nacionalistas das Colonias Portuguesas (Conference of the Nationalist Organizations of the Portuguese Colonies-CONCP), Marcelino dos Santos, the Governo Revolucionario de Angola em Exil (the Revolutionary Government of Angola in Exile-GRAE), the Organization of African Unity (OAU), he Coordinating Committee for African Liberation, Cyrille Adoula, the Corpo Voluntario Angolano de Assistencia dos Refugiadoes (CVAAR), Dr. Americo Boavida, Cabinda, the World Council of Churches, NATO, he U.S.S.R., Yugoslavia, Rumania, Cuba, Admiral Rosa Coutinho, covert action, arms, Secretary of State Kissinger,  Prime Minister Vorster, and military invasion. [Note: Susan Rogers later was known as Susan Geiger.]
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive