South Africa: Marching (Back) to Pretoria

Looking for peace, Botha withdraws troops from Angola

Prime Minister Pieter W. Botha called it "a new era of realism in southern Africa." Although it was only a first, tentative step toward ending the hostilities that have torn the region for decades and prevented neighboring Namibia (SouthWest Africa) from becoming independent, there were hopes last week that this time peace might really be attainable. Starting immediately, Botha announced in Cape Town at the opening of the session of Parliament, South Africa was disengaging its forces from Angola. The statement was itself a...

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