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Zambia: Changing of the Guard

This report looks at the political situation in Zambia after the defeat of President Kenneth Kaunda. Although political stability was provided by Kaunda, economic decline and social disintegration accompanied this. President Chiluba however is co...

Zimbabwe: Eleven years after

This brief report looks at what Zimbabwe had achieved eleven years after independence. First of all it takes a closer look at the Constitutional changes that were implemented after Independence and then it examines the economic development and gro...

The Namibian Dilemma: Factors Preventing a Settlement

This paper is on the course of the SWA/Nambian situation on wanting internationally recognised independence. It reports that the issue has reached a turning point away from the wanted independence. Such a collapse is said to be a setback for the W...

Djibouti Independence

This brief report gives a background of Djibouti’s independence on 27 June 1977. It then looks at Djibouti’s basic facts such as area, population, G.N.P, resources, the railway and port, political parties and its neighbours. Djibouti is then looke...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 8

This issue consists of extracts from various speeches, statements on Rhodesia by various delegates, an address to the Nation by the Rhodesian Prime Minister as well as a statement concerning Namibia by the U. S Ambassador to the United Nations.

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 18

This issue takes a look at the Rhodesian settlement initiatives through firstly looking at the Constitution of Zimbabwe Rhodesia in 1979. It then goes through statements concerning sanctions by the United States, United Kingdom, the Zimbabwe Rhode...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 12, no. 2, 1988

The first paper: The western/Namibian initiatives sets out to explore the origins of the western diplomatic initiative on Namibia, to advance reasons for its failure, and to suggest some of the elements required for its revitalisation. This second...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 7, no. 1, 1983

“In this issue Professor John Barratt and Professor Gerald Bender wrote articles on Namibia and Angola which pointed to some of the divergent assumptions and perceptions which bedevil the current outlook for the region and for Namibian independenc...

Rhodesia - the tide turns

In June 1966 the sanctions against Rhodesia was forcing the economy of Rhodesia to a standstill. However the six principles that the British government wanted Rhodesia to accept would mean complete surrender by the Smith government. In July the to...

Rhodesia rides a tiger

This paper focuses on the process undertaken to negotiate independence for Rhodesia before the formal negotiation on the H M S Tiger and what happened after the negotiations ended. In the first period before the formal process started proposals f...

Rhodesia: Quo Vadis?

The document starts by giving background on Rhodesia’s past from 1922 until the present, then discusses its present and possible future. The author believes that it is in the best interests of all Rhodesians to reach an agreement with the British ...

Settlement of the Namibian dispute: A question of political will

This brief report describes recent problems that held up implementation of the Western-sponsored UN plan for Namibian independence, whose success depends on the degree of political will and determination on the part of the contending parties. Futu...

East Germans in Angola

This brief report deals with three topics: the presence of East German paratroops in Angola, possible reasons for Mr Kaunda’s muted response to Rhodesian raids into Zambia, and the international implications of the upcoming elections in South West...

Namibia and the sanctions controversy

The Foreign Minister’s European visit culminated on his return with statements about possible sanctions. The controversy obscured the realities of continuing negotiations on Namibia, and confused the public by implying that negotiations will be po...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 56

This Southern Africa Record contains the following texts: • South Africa, Namibia and Angola - Texts of UN Security Council Resolution 628 and 629, 16 January 1989 ; 632, 16 February 1989. - Text of UN Council for Namibia Decree No. 1. - T...

SAIIA Newsletter vol. 8, no. 1, 1976

This newsletter contains four articles and three brief reports: Ian M. Hume’s article discusses the World Bank and its assistance to Africa. It gives a general outline of the Bank and its structural framework and structure of operations before foc...

Détente or aggression? - South Africa's Namibian policy

This paper explains that Namibian independence is determined by South African interests in the region, and that Namibian independence will only happen when South Africa wants it, according to its preconditions. The weak link in South Africa’s regi...

Madagascar

This article gives background information on the island of Madagascar. It describes the geography and climate, its population, political organization, and history from its discovery by the Portuguese to independence in 1960 under President Tsirane...

The future of South West Africa/Namibia a symposium

This paper contains the texts of the four brief introductory statements at a Symposium on “The Future of South West Africa/Namibia”, held at Jan Smuts House in Johannesburg on 25 July 1977. These statements cover the current negotiations in the co...

Seen from South Africa: Short studies of current International problems

This document includes short studies of the following current international problems as seen from a South African perspective: • The balance of terror. • The United Nations General Assembly. • The Commonwealth and the common market. • Inter...

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