Angola Weekly News Summary
by MPLA Solidarity Committee
with Oswald Johnston
New York, New York, United States
December 11, 1975
The propaganda blitz to mold popular opinion in this country to view Angola as an important battle ground between the forces of Communism and the West continues to escalate. Government statements have attempted to portray the U S. role as one of protecting Africa from Soviet domination. • Since independence the Armed Forces of the People ' s Republic of Angola (FAPLA) has moved from defense to offense and made military advances on three fronts. A few weeks ago a coalition of National Front (FNLA) and UNITA troops claimed to control close to 80 per cent of Angola's mainland. • Press correspondents reporting from both Angola and South Africa have exposed escalation of South Africa’s military and logistic involvement. • The People's Republic of Benin (Dahomey) and Nigeria have recognized the People's Republic of Angola. • Last month's massive Soviet military airlift to the dominant faction in the Angolan civil war was in part a response to a covert arms supply from the United States that began last summer, intelligence sources here believe. Contents: U.S. Involvement in Angola • On the Angolan Front • Buttons • South Africa in Angola • The O.A.U. and Angola • Did US Trigger Angola Arms Race?
Used by permission of former members of the MPLA Solidarity Committee.
Collection: Private collection of Richard Knight