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    The United Nations General Assembly has once again been debating the issue of Namibia.

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    SV Paul Lusaka of Zambia, President of UN Council for Namibia, speaking

    SV Peter Mueshihange, Secretary for foreign Relations of SWAPO speaking


    LUSAKA: (SEQUENCE ONE): "Namibia is going through an extremely difficult stage in struggle of the People's namibia for Independence, under the leadership of SWAPO, aided by the sustained support of the international community, will bear the fruits of victory soon. We, in the United Nations Council for Namibia, shall continue genuine independence and their integrity in a united Namibia, secure in its freedom and sovereignty."

    MUESHIHANGE: (SEQUENCE TWO): "These findings form part of the annual report of the Council -- to the Council to the General Assembly. Thirdly and lastly, I refer to the recently-concluded seminar organised by the American Committee on Africa, with the active support and assistance of the United Nations Council for Namibia, on the role of trans-national co-operations in Namibia. The three particular gatherings referred to are certainly not the only ones of importance to Namibia. But the aspects of the question of Namibia, which they considered, they have a direct bearing on the abominable collusion of the major NATO powers with the Boer regime, that's obstructing Namibia's independence. It is our view that the findings of these meetings will be most useful in connection with the forthcoming international Conference on Namibia in Paris next year, where the UN Council for Namibia, indeed its commissioner, will be expected to ensure the adoption of effective measures, and I recommend the same to the United Nations for implementations."

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    Background: The United Nations General Assembly has once again been debating the issue of Namibia. Mr. Paul Lusaka from Zambia, who is President of the UN Council for Namibia and the South Africa. He added that the council supported Namibia and the South-West African People's Organisation (SWAPO), whose Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Peter Mueshihange, was next to address the Assembly. He told the delegates the United States had forced deadlock in the negotiations, by linking the demands for Namibian independence to their call for the removal of Cuban troops from neighbouring Angola. He said Pretoria had found this a convenient excuse to avoid free, democratic elections in Namibia. Mr. Mueshihange said the Assembly's report was critical for Namibia, and would help to mobilise world opinion against apartheid.

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