Interviews in Depth MPLA-Angola #4
by Liberation Support Movement
Richmond, Canada
March 1973
39 pages
Contents: INTERVIEWS IN DEPTH MPLA/ANGOLA #4 PAULO JORGE • APPENDIX A M.P.L.A. - F.N.L.A. AGREEMENT • Interview with Paulo Jorge, Director of MPLA's Department of Information and Propaganda (DIP) since the end of 1971. Prior to that, he worked in the Department of External Affairs, first as an MPLA representative in several African countries and then as the CONCP representative to OSPAAAL in Havana. The interview was conducted in Lusaka, Zambia, in both English and Portuguese, by LSM Information Center Director, Don Barnett, in December 1972. Jorge says the MPLA was founded in 1956, when nationalistic ideas were becoming popular, particularly among the youth. In 1957, Jorge began to participate in MPLA activities; he continued in more-or-less clandestine activities until the armed struggle was launched in February 1961. The interview mentions CONCP (Conference of Nationalist Organizations of the Portuguese Colonies), OSPAAAL (Organization in Solidarity with the People of Africa, Asia, and Latin America), Commander Setta Likambuila, the Steering Committee, Politico-Military Coordinating Committee (CCPM), military commands, departments, mass organizations, the Department of External Affairs (DRE), the Department of Political Orientation (DOP), Department of Logistics,  Education and Culture (DEC), the Department of  Finance, Communications, the Department of Mass Organizations (DOM), Medical Assistance Services (SAM), National Union of Angolan Workers (UNTA), Angolan Women's Organization (OAM), Youth of the MPLA (JMPLA), the Pioneer Organization for Angolan children, Center for Revolutionary Instruction (CIR), Cabinda, Bié, Lunda, the Eastern Region, guerrilla detachments, cannons, rockets, mortars, bazookas, Portuguese ground forces, the helicopter, tactics, destroying Portuguese military barracks, zones of combat, herbicides, chemical warfare, "strategic hamlets," concentration camps, the Benguela Railroad, Moxico, Cuando-Cubango, Bié, and Cunene Districts, the Third Region, the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Regions, the Umbundu people, tanks, cavalry, fortified posts, West German-controlled Cassinga Iron Mines, the Portuguese regime, Western allies, a 1972 dry-season offensive, the Cuanhama and Ovambo peoples, South African soldiers, Portuguese Governor General Rebocho Vaz, the Cassinga Mines, foreign monopolies, the Cunene dam project, European settlement, mineral exploitation, weapons, clothing, logistical problems, international organizations, UNESCO, urban activities, PIDE, police, radio broadcasts, Brazzaville, Organization of African Unity (OAU), Holden Roberto, Government of the Republic of Angola in Exile (GRAE), Frente Nacional de Libertação de Angola (FNLA), Zambia, Tanzania, Zaire, the People's Republic of Congo, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, South African Minister of Defense Botha, Namibia, FRELIMO, and PAIGC.
This item was digitized by JSTOR which provided it to the African Activist Archive Project.
Used by permission of former members of Liberation Support Movement.
Collection: Liberation Support Movement Pamphlet Collection