October 10, 1987 |
The busiest store in all of Mozambique, Logia Franca, tempts shoppers with everything from whiskies and chocolates to televisions and sofas, luxuries that can be had for a small bundle of precious foreign currency. Yet Mozambicans lucky enough to collect a few U.S. dollars these days do not treat themselves to Sony radios or Portuguese wine.
March 10, 1990 |
Mozambique's guerrilla war will top the agenda when President Joaquim Chissano meets President Bush in Washington next Tuesday. "A review of the process toward achieving peace in Mozambique will be at the top of our list," Melissa Wells, the U.S. ambassador in Maputo, said. The visit, Chissano's first to the Bush White House, comes at a crucial time for the African nation. In addition to the 14-year-old civil war, Chissano faces a wave of strikes by workers dissatisfied with a U.S.
January 8, 1991 |
Reminiscences of the old days, from a table in an aging restaurant on the beachfront five miles out of town: "My father used to cart water out here in an old Chevy," says Emmanuel Petrakakis, who today manages the Costa do Sol. It's 50 years since his parents came from Greece and made famous their proprietary way of grilling the giant prawns that fishermen scoop up along the shore. "We didn't have water then. . . ."
December 4, 1988
In a massive sabotage operation that began last April, right-wing Mozambican rebels have destroyed 674 pylons on a power transmission line linking the Cahora Bassa Dam in northern Mozambique to South Africa. The figure was given by Ian McRae, director of South Africa's state-run power company and chairman of a three-nation committee charged with repairing the power line.
September 13, 1988 |
South African President Pieter W. Botha traveled into black Africa on Monday to promise that his government will not support the right-wing guerrillas whose attacks have devastated Mozambique's economy. His talks with Mozambique's President Joaquim Chissano were held beside the Zambezi River at the mighty Cahora Bassa Dam--a white elephant since rebels whom Botha's government is widely accused of backing damaged the power lines that took its electricity to South Africa.
September 12, 1988 |
South African President Pieter W. Botha travels today to war-ravaged Mozambique, where South Africa is regarded as both the hostile backer of right-wing guerrillas and an economic powerhouse whose cooperation is badly needed by its poorer neighbor. Botha and Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano will hold a day of talks at Songo near the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric dam--a stalled project to harness the mighty Zambezi River that symbolizes the complex relationship between their two states.