ANGOLA: RECOMMENDED POLICY FRAMEWORK
by Washington Office on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
Undated, about Fall 1993
The mailing says organizations are invited to consider adding their names to the list of endorsements of the following Angola Policy Framework, which the Washington Office on Africa drafted in consultation with other organizations; the framework will be delivered to Secretary of State Warren Christopher, with copies to other officials at the State Department; please send your response to Janice Hoggs at the above e-mail or fax address. The mailing says the war raging in Angola since late 1992 is one of the world's most serious and most neglected humanitarian crises; as many as 1,000 are dying each day, agricultural production is paralyzed in many areas by ongoing combat, and thousands of displaced people are pouring into government-held urban areas; diplomatic hopes for a renewed cease-fire have been repeatedly disappointed; the international community has deplored Unita's resort to war and called on all parties to continue negotiations, formally imposing a mandatory arms and oil embargo against Unita; but the slow international response has failed to bring effective pressures to bear to restore peace. The mailing says any lasting solution to the conflict in Angola must build on the May 1991 Peace Accord and the legitimacy of the elections carried out under its terms in September 1992; there can be no purely military solution to the conflict; the U.S. government should take the lead in implementing the mandatory United Nations embargo on the supply of arms, fuel and other war-related material to Unita. The mailing says Unita's military capacity, while dependent in part on stockpiles and captured arms, also relies on resupply through Zaire and by air from South Africa. The mailing discusses technical assistance to Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe in identifying over flights of supply planes between South Africa and Angola. The mailing discusses former United Nations Representative Margaret Anstee, diamonds, oil installations, Cabinda, Bophuthatswana, and Mobutu. [Note on date: Margaret Anstee apparently left the United Nations in July 1993 so this document is after that date.]
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Aubrey McCutcheon Southern Africa Papers, Michigan State University Libraries, Special Collections