Resolution on Angola

Meeting of the Socialist International Africa Committee, Bamako, Mali, 29-30 March 1999

Original: French

The Socialist International Africa Committee, meeting in Bamako, Mali, on 29-30 March 1999, having made an in-depth analysis of the current situation on the African Continent, particularly of the armed conflicts which are taking place there, expresses its profound disquiet with regard to the renewal of hostilities in Angola, which has occurred as a direct result of UNITA's flouting the agreements of the Lusaka Protocol and the relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council.

In the light of these events, the SI Africa Committee:

Expresses its consternation at this new wave of violence, with its litany of deaths and destruction of infrastructure, which is hindering the process of economic and social development of the country;

Joins its voice to those of all Africans worthy of the name, to the international community and its institutions, in order to make Jonas Savimbi and his henchmen responsible for the tragedy which once more has befallen our neighbours, the people of Angola, as well as to demand that the sanctions adopted by the United Nations Security Council be applied in their entirety;

Expresses its deep concern at the complicity of certain sectors of the international community which have supported or concealed UNITA's rearmament strategy, which has allowed that organisation to acquire modern weapons and reinforce its position by recruiting mercenaries of various origins, thereby escalating the war which is currently ravaging Angola;

Strongly condemns all those who, whether directly or indirectly, are collaborating in the war effort currently being waged by Jonas Savimbi and his men;

Expresses its solidarity with the legitimate Government of Angola in the action it has taken in order to safeguard its national boundaries, as well as its efforts to achieve as quickly as possible a lasting peace in the region, and reiterates its fraternal support for the MPLA;

Calls on all member parties and all organisations which desire peace to resist concealing or allowing any action to be carried out by those groups and organisations which support or encourage the war effort currently being waged by Jonas Savimbi;

Finally, the Socialist International Africa Committee,

Calls on its member parties to promote actions or events which express solidarity with the Angolan people.