[There has been much speculation about independence for Mozambique and Angola, and recognition of Guinea-Bissau]

by Committee for a Free Mozambique
New York, New York, United States
May 1974
5 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, Guinea-Bissau
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Portugal
Language: English
The mailing discusses the possible impact of the coup in Portugal on independence for Mozambique and Angola and recognition of Guinea-Bissau. General Spinola has said that, while the junta is prepared to allow "self-determination," independence would be regarded as a failure of their new policy. The mailing says that it appears that two major Portuguese conglomerates with large investments in Africa, the Compannia Uniao Fabril (CUF) and Champalimaid, that were worried about the economic drain caused by the war and its adverse effects on investment, are closely aligned to the new junta. Contents: Excerpt of Statement by FRELIMO Executive Committee, Dar Es Salaam, April 29, 1974 • Portuguese Junta Opposes Freeing of African Lands • Portugal Parties Split with Junta on Africa Policy • Rebels in Portuguese Guinea Oppose Spinola's Plan • U.S Sees No Change In Portuguese Ties • U.N. Agency to Give Food to African Insurgents • S. Africa's Link to Portugal
Used by permission of former members of the Committee for a Free Mozambique.
Collection: Robert E. Maurer Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections