Contents: THE COSTS OF WAR A Talk by SWAPO's Theo-Ben Gurirab • Toivo and Nujoma Address IDAF's Annual Conference • APARTHEID SPORTS • A NOTE OF THANKS • Southern Africa News Calendar April and May 1984 • TRIALS AND DETENTIONS ARE CONTINUING! • Acronyms and Abbreviations. The newsletter includes excerpts of a speech by Theo-Ben Gurirab, UN representative of the South West Africa People's Organization, to black alumni of the Harvard Law School at Pound Hall in Cambridge on April 7, 1984. The newsletter discusses Oliver Tambo, the African National Congress (ANC), Herman Toivo ja Toivo, Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, Southern Rhodesian Selous Scouts, the Buffalo Battalion, FNLA, UNITA (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola), the kwaZulu Bantustan, the Black Sash, Gatsha Buthelezi, Dorothy Nyembe, Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Duma Nokwe, Bram Fischer, the ANC Women's League, the Defiance Campaign, Jesse Jackson, Walter Mondale, Transkei, Bophuthatswana, pass laws, Prime Minister P.W. Botha, Foreign Minister "Pik" Botha, Lesotho Foreign Minister Evaristus Sekhonyana, illegal export of arms from Britain to South Africa, Transkei, Ciskei, Venda, the Crossroads squatter, MNR, Hastings Banda, President Samora Machel, US banker David Rockefeller, Chase Manhattan bank, Prime Minister Bhekimpi Dlamini, Thabo Mbeki, Kenneth Kaunda, the Labor Party, Allan Hendrickse, Soweto, Zola Budd, the Nkomati accord, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the Anti-Apartheid Movement, the British Rugby Union, Herman Nickels, Alfred Nzo, MPLA (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola), arms trade between South Africa and Israel, Vivian Solomons, Defense Minister Magnus Malan, Namibian Administrator General Willie van Niekerk, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Chester Crocker, Sam Nujoma, the Conservative Party, the Frontline States, the Cabora Bassa dam, the OAU (Organization of African Unity), the Windhoek Bar Council, Law and Order Minister Louis Le Grange, Minister of Cooperation and Development Piet Koornhof, Afrikaner People's Guard, the Broederbond, Carel Boschoff, Nthato Motlana, the Soweto Civic Association, the Export Administration Act, the Sullivan Code, Joshua Nkomo, West Indies cricketer Alvin Callachran, Botswana President Quett Masire, President Reagan, Gwen Lister, the UN Council for Namibia, MPC (Multi-Party Conference), the 1986 Commonwealth Games, the sports boycott, the Surplus People's Project, forced removals, Sir Geoffrey Howe, Lieutenant General W.H. Willemse, British Aerospace, the arms embargo, Benedict Martin, Duma Kabile, Cuban troops in Angola, the South West Africa Territorial Force (SWATF), Felix Houphouet-Boigny, David Kitson, Ivan Slavkov, the Bulgarian Olympic Committee, the New York City Council, the American Museum of Natural History, Mayor Koch, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Bess Myerson, KwaNgema, political prisoners, and Robben Island. [Note: Toivo's name is often spelled Toivo ya Toivo.]
Used by permission of a former staff member of the International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa, United States Committee.
Collection: International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa, United States Committee (Geoff Wisner collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections