[Dear Friend, The situation in Angola is dire.]
by Imani Countess, Washington Office on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
February 10, 1993
Washington Office on Africa
Mailing urging people to write Secretary of State Warren Christopher advocating that the Clinton administration immediately recognize the recently-elected Angolan government and establish full diplomatic relations, isolate Savimbi and UNITA until there is a definitive renunciation of violence and a commitment to peaceful political competition, and support funding for a continued and expanded United Nations presence in Angola. Jonas Savimbi and his UNITA (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola) forces renewed their attacks after losing the September elections. Over 16,000 people have been killed, thousands have fled UNITA-held areas, and over 1.4 million people currently face starvation. UNITA has cut off the water supply to Luanda. UNITA's military offensive is being assisted by South Africa and Zaire as well as white mercenaries. The Frontline States called an emergency meeting in December to protest South African destabilization tactics, and Namibian authorities recently seized three South African planes attempting to ferry supplies to UNITA from Rundu in northern Namibia. The mailing includes newspaper articles. • The Angolan imperative • Angolan Appeals To U.S. • Rebels sow swath of terror and despair across Angola • Time, at Last, to Recognize Angola
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root