November 16, 1989 |
The former guerrilla leader who is likely to become Namibia's first president promised to protect individual rights and said that he might establish a one-party political system. Sam Nujoma, leader of the leftist South-West Africa People's Organization, also said he will try to avoid dealings with the white-run government in South Africa, which is ceding control of Namibia after a 74-year rule. Nujoma said English will become the sole official language of Namibia's government and schools.
September 26, 1986 |
Gov. George Deukmejian, saying "we have a moral obligation to help others attain" freedom and opportunity, today signed a landmark bill to sell $11 billion in state investments in South Africa-connected firms. "California is the world's seventh largest economy and I think that our strong actions in enacting this legislation will make a difference," the Republican governor said in a bill-signing ceremony at the state building.
November 27, 1989 |
About 50,000 people gathered in South Africa's black homeland of Transkei to hear speeches by Walter Sisulu and other veteran leaders of the African National Congress. The leaders praised reforms adopted by Gen. Bantu Holomisa, leader of the nominally independent homeland, one of four set up by the white government of South Africa. Holomisa recently lifted the state of emergency, freed political prisoners and ended bans on 15 anti-apartheid groups.
August 13, 1987
About 600 right-wing rebels in Mozambique killed at least 72 people in an attack in the town of Manjacaze, the official news agency AIM reported. It was the second major attack in southern Mozambique in a month. Manjacaze is midway between Maputo, the capital, and Homoine, where more than 380 people were killed by rebels in an attack in July. The Homoine massacre was the worst single incident in Mozambique's protracted civil war.
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June 28, 1990
Mandela is quoted as defending his friendship with Arafat, Libya's Moammar Kadafi and Cuba's Fidel Castro by saying: "There is no reason whatsoever that we should have reservations about their attitude toward human rights in their own country--we have no time to look into the internal affairs of another country" (Part A, June 22). In that case, why does he expect the U.S. to do just that, and to impose sanctions against the government of South Africa? I guess he would have accepted support from Hitler, Stalin and Idi Amin, Somoza and Duvalier.