The War in Mozambique: A Testimony of Terror

by Pippa Green, Amy Green, Willis Logan, National Council of Chuches Africa Office
with Ruth Brandon Minter
New York, New York, United States
About first half to mid-1987
8 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Portugal
Language: English
The pamphlet discusses the war in Mozambique since its independence from Portugal. The FRELIMO government attempted to rapidly upgrade education and social services and direct the economy toward development, while supporting the struggle against white rule in Rhodesia by allowing the Zimbabwean National Union to establish bases in Mozambique. In response, Rhodesia launched air and ground attacks against Mozambique and established the anti-FRELIMO Mozambican Resistance Movement (MNR or Renamo). When the Smith regime later conceded defeat, the MNR was taken over by the South African government. In March 1984, Mozambique and South Africa signed the Nkomati Accord, which bound the two states to forbid violent attacks against each other from their respective territories. Mozambique pledged its continued "moral, political and diplomatic" support for the exiled African National Congress, but it limited ANC activities and restricted it to one small diplomatic office. Contents: Background • Report on the Activities of the "Mozambican National Resistance" • The Bandits • Mozambique in Southern Africa • Refugees • Denuding the Villages • Tactics Of Terror • Conclusion
Collection: Gretchen Eick Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections