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  • September 12, 1973

    R.J. Montgomery, South African Ambassador, Lisbon, to Sekretaris van Buitelandse Sake, 'Besoek aan Angola en Mosambiek: Augustus 1973'

  • 1974

    Draft Speech for John Vorster, 'Mocambique'

  • March 15, 1974

    South African Mission to the United Nations to the Secretary for Foreign Affairs, 'Special Committee of Twenty-Four: Consideration of the Question of Territories Under Portuguese Administration'

  • May 21, 1974

    Kolonel J.F.J. van Rensburg to Hugo Biermann, Chief of the Defense Force, 'Operasie waardering van die RSA se Moontlike Aktiewe Militêre Betrokkenheid in Mosambiek'

  • August, 1974

    Direktoraat Militêre Inligting, 'Die Terrorisbedreiging teen die RSA en SWA: Huidige Stand en Verwagte Uitbreiding' (Excerpts)

  • October 02, 1974

    Die Militêre Milieu in Suider-Afrika Waarin die RSA Hom Tans Bevind

  • July 16, 1976

    Secret Bulgarian Politburo Resolution for Military Aid Supply to Certain National-Liberation Movements and Communist Parties

    12 million BGN, five-year plan for arms delivery to People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, Liberation Front of Mozambique (FRELIMO), Lao People's Revolutionary Party, Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), and the Lebanese Communist Party.

  • March 23, 1977

    Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Cuban Ambassador to Maputo commented on President Fidel Castro’s trip to some African countries'

    The information obtained by Romania’s ambassador to Maputo by his Cuban counterpart not only continues Castro’s praise of Mengistu’s revolutionary zeal, but also sheds more light on the wide scope of the Cuban President’s endeavors on the African continent.

  • April 03, 1977

    Fidel Castro's 1977 Southern Africa Tour: A Report to Honecker (excerpt)

    The following excerpt--from a discussion on 3 April 1977 at the House of the SED Central Committee in East Berlin--contains Castro's impressions of the situations in several southern African countries, (e.g., Tanzania, Angola, Mozambique, People's Republic of the Congo), and several guerrilla or liberation groups in the region, such as the African National Congress (ANC), then struggling for power in South Africa, and two groups fighting to rule Zimbabwe-Rhodesia, the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) and the Zimbabwe African Political Union (ZAPU). Also included are Castro's assessments of individual political leaders, remarks about coordination with Moscow, and an over-all conclusion that Africa was the place to inflict a major blow against world imperialism.

  • December 13, 1977

    Memorandum of Conversation between Raúl Castro and Samora Machel

    Raúl Castro was Cuba’s minister of defense; Samora Machel was the president of Mozambique.

  • June 03, 1978

    TELEGRAM 066.712 from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A Mozambican delegation visits the DPRK to learn how to build a socialist society.

  • October 01, 1978

    Policy Statement on the Bulgarian Relations with Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and PDR of Yemen.

    Policy recommendations for strengthening the political and economic ties between Bulgaria and the countries of the Third World.

  • September 10, 1980

    Minutes of Conversation between Todor Zhivkov and Samora Machel

    Both leaders discuss recent developments in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Angola, East Timor, Western Sahara, Poland, and Afghanistan.

  • January 25, 1982

    Memorandum of Conversation between Samora Machel and Jorge Risquet

    Samora Machel was the president of Mozambique; Jorge Risquet had been the head of the Cuban Civilian Mission in Angola in 1975-79 and was subsequently Castro’s point man for Angola in the 1980s.

  • October, 1982

    Report of Visit to Mozambique by a Cuban Delegation, 'Informe de la visita a la Republica Popular de Mozambique ....,' 10 September - 2 October 1982

    Report on visit to Mozambique by a Cuban delegation

  • March 10, 1983

    CPSU CC transcript of Politburo meeting (excerpt)

    CPSU CC Politburo transcript discussing continuing progress towards stabilization in Afghanistan but also continuing difficulties in the situation.

  • April, 1984

    Defense Intelligence Agency Report, 'Soviet Military and Other Activities in Sub-Saharan Africa'

    An overview of Soviet political, economic and military involvement in Africa. The document asserts that although Moscow continues its policy of taking an active and aggressive role in the affairs of Sub-Saharan Africa, much of the momentum it initially possessed has been lost. Moscow now finds itself holding onto the influence it maintains most notably in Mozambique, Angola and Ethiopia.

  • May 07, 1984

    Letter from Samora Moisés Machel to Todor Zhivkov on the Situation in Mozambique

  • June 12, 1985

    Letter from South African President P.W. Botha to US President Ronald Reagan

    Letter from South African State President P. W. Botha to Ronald Reagan, which discusses South Africa's relations with Mozambique and Mozambique's move away from the Soviet Union. Argues that the West is not supplying enough economic and technical assistance to Mozambique or South Africa, and says that more aid will be necessary to help dissuade foreign interests from depleting the countries' resources.

  • July 04, 1985

    Letter from UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to South African President P.W. Botha

    Letter from Margaret Thatcher to South African State President P. W. Botha, condemning South African attacks on Angola and Gaborone, and warning of some sort of response by Britain should they continue. Also notes that Britain has offered to provide military training to Mozambique via Zimbabwe.