Contents: Nujoma Addresses Annual Conference • Southern Africa News Calendar February, March and April 1987 • "Severest Censorship in the World" • Still an Emergency • Official Violence • Acronyms and Abbreviations. The newsletter includes excerpts from a speech by Sam Nujoma, President of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), to IDAF's Annual Conference in Oslo, Norway on May 15, 1987. The newsletter discusses Canon John Collins, Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, murder squads, Koevoet, Takkie Squad, Etango, Eyuva, Battalion 101, Namwi, South African Defence Force (SADF), Katutura, Windhoek, Comrade Shifidi, troops, the Reagan Administration, the UN Security Council, the Kohl government, tanks, combat vehicles, helicopters, the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), Koeberg nuclear reactor, nuclear waste, Namaqualand, the CIA, UNITA, Colin Eglin, Nationalist Party, Albert Nothnagel, vigilantes, the African National Congress (ANC), Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, HNP, Louis Stoffberg, the Broederbond, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, food shortages, Helen Suzman, PFP (Progressive Federal Party), the State of Emergency, P.W. Botha, Chris Ball, Barclays Bank, the Front-Line States, William Gray, the House, the Senate, EEC, sanctions, SADCC, President Quett Masire, Justice Minister Kobie Coetsee, hunger strikes, Max Coleman, the Detainees' Parents Support Committee (DPSC), Taiwanese industrialists, bantustans, Ciskei, Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda, law and Order Minister Adiaan Viok, the Internal Security Act, children, the National Press Union, detainees, Mozambique National Resistance (MNR), consumer boycott, OK Bazaars, Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Kentucky Fried Chicken, United Democratic Front (UDF), Inkatha, the UN Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, security forces, John Howard, Lennox Sebe, the Rhodesian Selous Scouts, Charles Sebe, the Libyan Defense Force, Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Ford Motor Company, the World Food Program, the U.S. Congress, Tom Sebina, Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, Graham Brown, Sampie Terreblanche, the Anti-Apartheid Movement, General Ide Oumarou, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), Joe Slovo, Louis Pienaar, Winnie Mandela, Harry Gwala, Govan Mbeki, Foreign Minister "Pik" Botha, Cyril Ramaphosa, the National Union of Mineworkers, Secretary of State George Shultz, the State Department, U.S. companies, Shell Oil, Catholic Archbishop Denis Hurley, Cuban troops in Angola, Chester Crocker, Kenneth Kaunda, the Soviet Union, Andries Raditsela, Constitutional Affairs Minister Chris Heunis, the National Committee Against Removals, Law and Order Minister Adriaan Vlok, Willem de Klerk, Benjamin Pogrund, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, National Detainees Day, Rev. Beyers Naude, the International Commission of jurists, James Casimir Paulsen, JoAnne Richards, Audrey Coleman, the World Council of Churches, Heroes Day, the Sharpeville and Uitenhage massacres, Pierre Andre Abertini, black trade unions, Oliver Tambo, Finance Minister Barend du Plessis, foreign banks, debt, Alfonso Robelo, the Coloured Labor Party, apartheid, Benedict Mashoke, Jonas Savimbi, Dr. Jean-Francois Bill, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in South Africa, COSATU, a ban on outdoor gatherings, the South African Youth Congress (SAYCO), Robert Mugabe, the UN arms embargo, Ian Smith, UNICEF, South West Africa Territorial Force (SWATF), gold mines, Chief Leabua Jonathan, Robert McBride, Gordon Webster, Edward Perkins, South African Transport Services, Gencor's Kinross gold mine, Police Commissioner Johan Coetzee, the National Council of Churches, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Benguela railway, Nelson Mandela, the Release Mandela Committee, Rev. Allan Boesak, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, President Chissano, the UN Council for Namibia, and Black Sash.
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