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November 8, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The government of Angola declared South African Foreign Minister Roelof F. (Pik) Botha persona non grata for allegedly giving support to the UNITA rebel group as tension continued to be high across the country. The government said Botha could visit Angola only if invited because Pretoria had supplied logistic aid to the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) in a recent flare-up of the conflict with government forces.
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November 8, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The government of Angola declared South African Foreign Minister Roelof F. (Pik) Botha persona non grata for allegedly giving support to the UNITA rebel group as tension continued to be high across the country. The government said Botha could visit Angola only if invited because Pretoria had supplied logistic aid to the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) in a recent flare-up of the conflict with government forces.
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April 2, 1989 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
South Africa threatened Saturday to expel a large U.N. peacekeeping force on its first day of work in Namibia after charging that guerrillas entering from Angola had clashed with Namibian police as a formal cease-fire went into effect, leaving 38 insurgents and two police officers dead. Roelof F. (Pik) Botha, South Africa's foreign minister, called the clash a "flagrant violation" of international agreements. He said that if the U.N.
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April 2, 1989 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
South Africa threatened Saturday to expel a large U.N. peacekeeping force on its first day of work in Namibia after charging that guerrillas entering from Angola had clashed with Namibian police as a formal cease-fire went into effect, leaving 38 insurgents and two police officers dead. Roelof F. (Pik) Botha, South Africa's foreign minister, called the clash a "flagrant violation" of international agreements. He said that if the U.N.
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March 20, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Secretary of State Warren Christopher met South African Foreign Minister Roelof F. (Pik) Botha and offered U.S. help in negotiations on a transition to democracy and majority rule due to resume next month. Botha, a former South African ambassador to the United Nations and the world's longest-serving foreign minister, noted that he had met several of Christopher's predecessors in the past 15 years.
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January 9, 1989 | Associated Press
Foreign Minister Roelof F. (Pik) Botha of South Africa rose to give a speech today at an international conference on chemical weapons and most delegates walked out in protest of his country's apartheid policies. Botha then proposed an African conference on poverty. "Chemical weapons are one way to die. Thirst and hunger is another," he told the delegates who remained in the nearly empty hall. They included the U.S. contingent.
NEWS
May 14, 1986
A group of mediators from the British Commonwealth met in Cape Town with South African Foreign Minister Roelof F. (Pik) Botha to press their plan to arrange peace talks between Pretoria and the outlawed African National Congress. The Commonwealth plan apparently calls for South Africa to recognize the congress and free its jailed leader, Nelson Mandela, in return for a promise from the guerrillas to renounce violence.
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November 26, 1986 | From Reuters
The government today reversed an expulsion order against Red Cross officials here and said they could continue operating in South African territory. A statement by Foreign Minister Roelof F. (Pik) Botha said the decision was made after the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross told Pretoria he disagreed with the suspension of South Africa from a Red Cross conference last month.
NEWS
August 14, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Foreign Minister Roelof F. (Pik) Botha said South Africa's white government accepted a U.N. report recommending ways to halt political violence and urging a resumption of talks on non-racial rule. The report was prepared by the U.N. special envoy and veteran U.S. diplomat, Cyrus R. Vance, after a visit to South Africa in late July and approved by U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali Aug. 6.
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May 24, 1990 | Reuters
South African President Frederik W. de Klerk escaped injury in an auto accident near his Zurich hotel, but Foreign Minister Roelof F. (Pik) Botha had to put on a neck brace. Botha, accompanying De Klerk on a European tour, said they were dozing in their armored limousine toward the end of a two-hour trip Tuesday night from Bern when their driver braked hard to avoid crashing into a car of security men traveling in front.
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October 6, 1989
The South African government will free jailed black leader Walter Sisulu but is irritated by Western pressure to negotiate with his African National Congress guerrilla movement, news reports said. Foreign Minister Roelof F. (Pik) Botha criticized comments this week by U.S. State Department official Herman J. Cohen, who said he expects the white-minority government to legalize outlawed groups and begin talks with them within nine months. Sisulu, 77, was sentenced in 1964 along with Nelson R.
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