November 25, 1990 |
Eighteen African states closed a two-day economic summit in the kingdom of Swaziland, agreeing to maintain anti-apartheid sanctions against South Africa. The heads of state of the 18 southern and eastern African countries of the Preferential Trade Area also appealed for increased foreign aid to bolster economic development in the region.
June 14, 1988 |
Accusing South Africa of sponsoring "terrorism" and engaging in "blatant aggression" against its neighbors, Michael S. Dukakis said Monday that if elected President he "would not rule out" giving military aid to the "front-line" states bordering the white-ruled nation.
December 2, 1989 |
South African President Frederik W. de Klerk was greeted by hundreds of singing children when he arrived for a meeting with President Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Yamoussoukro. South Africa and Ivory Coast do not have formal diplomatic relations, but they do have close trade ties. A front-page editorial in the government-controlled daily Fraternite Matin appeared to rule out closer diplomatic relations for now.
August 23, 1987 |
On a recent misty evening here on the coast of Africa, four giant cranes were loading Zimbabwean asbestos into the deep hold of a ship bound for Europe. A 1940s steam engine carrying Zambian copper announced its arrival with a long, hoarse whistle. Beira's port, moribund only a year ago, was bustling. Out on the gentle water of the Indian Ocean, a mile or so from shore, two giant freighters quietly waited their turn.
July 2, 1987
The Senate approved legislation to bar U.S. aid to countries in southern Africa that support the South African guerrilla practice of "necklacing," the killing of blacks suspected of cooperating with South African authorities by burning them alive in rubber tires. The measure--less restrictive than an earlier version approved by the Senate in May--goes to President Reagan, who has indicated that he will sign it.
October 14, 1989 |
Resisting South African military and economic aggression has cost nine neighbor states more than 1.5 million lives and $60 billion since 1980, a U.N. study released Friday found. The study said continued resistance will demand additional sacrifice and expense, and it urged world support for a campaign to bring down the white-minority led government of South Africa. So far, it said, the burden of the struggle has fallen largely on the former Portuguese colonies of Mozambique and Angola.