Angola Weekly News Summary
by MPLA Solidarity Committee
New York, New York, United States
February 19, 1976
Between 5,000 and 20,000 South African troops are -reported to be dug in along a defensive line from fifteen to sixty -miles north of the southern border of Angola . The primary objectives of this entrenchment are protecting the hydroelectric dam at Cunene and, preventing any penetration of the MPLA offensive into Namibia, which might link up with and reinforce the struggle there of SWAPO. • With UNITA's political and military organization pushed out of all major centers in Angola, UNITA has announced that it is going to turn to guerrilla tactics. • Roy Innis, director of CORE, the Congress of Racial Equality, claims to have plans to send 1,000 black Americans to serve as "combat medics" in Angola with, according to Innis, the bills being paid by UNITA. • Used in this newsletter is a county former name: Zaire. Contents: South Africa and Angola • Countries Which Have Recognized the Peoples Republic of Angola • Mercenary Recruitment for Angola Continues • CORE Recruits Mercenaries for UNITA • On the Diplomatic Front
Used by permission of former members of the MPLA Solidarity Committee.
Collection: Private collection of Richard Knight