Angola has again rejected Western proposals linking the withdrawal of Cuban troops from its territory to a pullout of South African forces from neighboring Namibia, the Angolan news agency Angop reported.
The news agency quoted unidentified sources in the office of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos as saying officials rejected the restated "linkage" position during talks with roving U.S. envoy Gen. Vernon Walters last week. They said Walters was informed that the two issues are "separate questions that deserve different treatment."
The United States and four other Western nations, working under the auspices of the United Nations, are trying to negotiate a settlement that will lead to an independent Namibia, which has been administered by South Africa since World War I. Somalia Lauds U.S. Aid
NAIROBI, Kenya--Somalia is overjoyed by the United States decision to extend emergency military assistance in the conflict against Ethiopia, Radio Mogadishu said.
The state-run Somali radio, monitored here, repeated its statement first made Saturday that military aid was arriving both by air and by sea. It gave no details on what type of aid was involved. The State Department has confirmed that unspecified military equipment is being airlifted to the Horn of Africa nation.