February 28, 1996 |
President Fidel Castro's Cuba may be a polecat in the U.S., but hugs, flowers and chants of "Viva Fidel!" greeted a delegation of 96 Cuban doctors who arrived here Tuesday to work in rural hospitals. Dr. Nkosazana Zuma, South Africa's health minister, welcomed the jet-lagged physicians as they passed through a cheering crowd at the international airport. She said they would be sent immediately to communities where South African doctors are reluctant to serve.
December 4, 1988 |
South African, Angolan and Cuban negotiators failed to reach agreement on a southern Africa peace plan and independence for Namibia that they had hoped to sign Saturday. Shortly before flying back to Johannesburg with Foreign Minister Roelof F.
July 21, 1988 |
The governments of Angola, Cuba and South Africa have officially accepted 14 principles for settling the 13-year Angolan civil war and granting neighboring Namibia its independence from South Africa, Assistant Secretary of State Chester A. Crocker announced Wednesday. South African Foreign Minister Roelof F. (Pik) Botha, in confirming his government's approval, said in Pretoria that the agreement would contribute "to a lessening of tensions in southern Africa."
February 18, 1989 |
Cuba is undermining a new southern Africa regional peace plan requiring complete withdrawal of its 50,000 or so soldiers from Angola by sending in fresh troops to replace at least some of those it has removed, U.S.-backed Angolan guerrillas charge. Moreover, officials of Jonas Savimbi's National Union for the Total Independence of Angola assert that at least some of the withdrawing Cuban troops have been sent to nearby African countries instead of returning to Cuba.
March 28, 1998 |
Exhibiting the moral authority he draws from his extraordinary personal history, South African President Nelson Mandela on Friday pointedly told President Clinton to follow his lead and negotiate face-to-face with his enemies to solve conflicts peacefully. Mandela added that he intends to remain "loyal" to old friends--such as Cuba and Libya--even if it displeases the Clinton administration.