The newsletter includes excerpts from an interview with four Namibian church leaders which was broadcast by the Voice of America on December 20, 1986; the church leaders had visited Washington in an effort to persuade US officials to drop their linkage of the Cuban troop presence in Angola with independence for Namibia; they included Catholic Bishop Bonifatius Haushiku, Bishop Kleopas Dumeni and Vice Bishop Zephania Kameeta of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and Dr. Abisai Shejavali, the General Secretary of the Namibian Council of Churches. The newsletter discusses UN Security Council Resolution 435, SWAPO, the ANC (African National Congress), UNITA (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola), the Dutch Reformed Church, Oscar Mpetha, the UDF (United Democratic Front), the Malawian Embassy, Law and Order Minister Louis le Grange, Adriaan Vlok, the Rev. Allan Boesak, Nelson Mandela, Pollsmoor prison, Prime Minister Robert Mugabe, Defense Minister Magnus Malan, Soweto, Marion Sparg, Joaquim Chissano, Samora Machel, National African Federated Chambers of Commerce, P.W. Botha, Sidney Msibi, the International Red Cross, Action Directe, the Black Sash, PFP (Progressive Federal Party), Colin Eglin, the Rev. Allan Boesak, Cora Ibrahim, PAC (Pan Africanist Congress), the Metal and Allied Workers Union (MAWU), Archbishop Denis Hurley, GM (General Motors), the State of Emergency, Timo Bezuidenhoud, shantytowns, Crossroads, Kodak (Eastman Kodak), Hong Kong, Iron, Steel, imports, investments, the Front Line States, Barclays Bank, the Vaal Reef gold mine, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Playtex, the President's Council, the Group Areas Act, apartheid laws, Lazarus More, Mkhambi Malindi, Naxala Vilakazi, the Delmas treason trial, the National Party, the Prisons Service, police, the supply of arms to South Africa, Katutura ghetto, Emmanuel Shifidi, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Fatima Meer, the kwaZulu bantustan, Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, Dr. Fabian Ribeiro, Robert Sobukwe, Renfrew Christie, the Free the Children campaign, Sheena Duncan, the Rev. Peter Storey, the End Conscription Campaign (ECC), the Honeywell computer company, the Revlon cosmetics company, Operation PUSH, UNITA, Christine Bonner, Philip Bonner, COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions), Oliver Tambo, UNICEF, Zwelakhe Sisulu, Foreign Minister "Pik" Botha, Daniel Schneider, Corinne Bischoff, the OAU (Organization of African Unity), Jaap Marais, HNP (Herstigte Nasionale Party), Roy Zahee, Helen Suzman, Justice Minister Kobie Coetsee, detainees, MNR (Mozambique, National Resistance), Javier Perez de Cuellar, Per Svensen, George Shultz, Grace Celie, Howard Wolpe, Oxfam, Save the Children, EEC (European Economic Community), the Anglo-American Corporation, Simon Merule, Bishop Simeon Mokoane, the AWB (Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging or Afrikaner Resistance Movement), People's Education, the National Education Crisis Committee (NECC), Azapo, the Soweto Students Congress, Sipho Ngcobo, the Exxon oil company, Allan Cowell, the Population Registration Act, Coloured Labor Party, Allan Hendrickse, Robben Island, Indres Naidoo, the Internal Security Act, SADF (South African Defence Force), Nthato Motlana, the South African Council of Churches (SACC), the New Republic Party, Nomkhosi Mbatha, OK Bazaars, Guguletu, the Gencor Company, the Anti-Apartheid Movement, Shell Oil, Mohammed Valli, Cassim Kuvalia, the Israeli Defense Department, arms, sanctions, the Bophuthatswana bantustan, Joe Modise, Umkhonto we Sizwe, the Dutch-based multinational corporation SHV, Sen. Jesse Helms, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Willie Ntuli, the Isle of Man, Wynand Malan, the Nonaligned Movement, liberation movements, the Security Branch, Winnie Mandela, Boeing, T.S. Farisani, Venda, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Kenneth Kaunda, Quett Masire, Denis Worrall, and MPLA (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola). Contents: Namibian Bishops Appeal to U.S. • Discounts: Please Note • ANC History Now Available • Southern Africa News Calendar November and December 1986, January 1987 • Slow Mail • "Severest Censorship in the World" • Still an Emergency • Official Violence • Acronyms and Abbreviations
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