Contents: FRELIMO STANDS FIRM, CANDID INTERVIEW WITH DOS SANTOS • NEWS FLASH • U.S. CLEARS SALE OF 707S TO PORTUGAL • The newsletter says the following is an interview given by Marcelino dos Santos, Vice-President of FRELIMO, to members of the German Volunteer Service in Tanzania; it appeared in the Sunday News, Tanzania, of December 6, 1970. The newsletter says the U.S. has approved the sale of two Boeing-707s to the Portuguese government, the first transaction of its kind since the imposition in 1961 of a partial arms embargo on Portugal; the long-rang planes are of little use inside Portugal and it is believed that the planes will see service to and from African territories; the article in London's Daily Tel. of January 13 cites the opinion of military observers that one purpose of the planes will be to ferry soldiers home on leave quickly, thus improving morale among the 150,000 troops in Africa; Senator Case, R,N.J., has demanded details of the sale of the planes from Secretary of State Rogers. The newsletter discusses President Kaunda of Zambia, the OAU Conference in Addis Ababa, the Organization of African Unity, the right to independence, the struggle against Portuguese colonialism, liberation movements, support, the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the German government, NATO, Cabora Bassa, Willy Brandt, the armed struggle, non-violent resistance, liberation activities, a guerrilla war, massacres, Sinavon, sugarcane, Mueda, death, Rhodesia, crude oil, pipeline, the industries of the Witwatersrand, Lourenco Marques, sea-born traffic, the Western countries, Beira, the Smith regime (Ian Smith), socialist countries, the Rome conference, investments, dollars, escudos, military assistance, Jeeps, G-3 guns, Sabre Jet Fighters, warships, Dornier DO 27, the Pope, freedom, and exploitation.
Used by permission of former members of the Committee for a Free Mozambique.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers