Burudi Nabwera, Kenyan Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs, opened an exhibition of photographs in Nairobi on Tuesday (19 March), illustrating the guerrilla war in Southern Africa.
Burudi Nabwera, Kenyan Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs, opened an exhibition of photographs in Nairobi on Tuesday (19 March), illustrating the guerrilla war in Southern Africa. Dominating the exhibition was the struggle between the Portuguese army and the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO). Also on show were handicrafts made by villagers living in the areas of Mozambique controlled by the guerrillas.
Accompanying the Assistant Minister were the Anglican Archbishop of Nairobi, Festus Olang, and Sergio Vieira, Secretary to the Presidency of FRELIMO.
SYNOPSIS: At Nairobi City Hall on Tuesday, an exhibition wa opened to illustrate the guerrilla war in Southern Africa. The exhibition is dominated by the struggle between the Portuguese army and the Mozambique Liberation Front - FRELIMO. Nineteen seventy four is the tenth year of war in Mozambique. Today Frelimo claims to control more than a quarter of the country.
The exhibition was opened by Mr. Burudi Nabwera, Kenyan Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs. Accompanying him was the Reverend Festus Olang, the Anglican Bishop of Nairobi.
Their guide was Sergio Vieira, Secretary to the Presidency of Frelimo. He said in a welcoming speech that 'our people will celebrate the anniversary of our just war on the twenty-fifth of September. We celebrate as a day of joy the beginning of the war.' 'Before we were non-citizens of a country without a name'.
In the past three months the Frelimo campaign has begun to penetrate into the more highly populated areas of Mozambique near the port of Beira. This comes at a time of growing unrest in the Portuguese army. The unrest culminated last weekend in an abortive insurrection by elements of the army in Portugal. The insurrection was in support of the ousted Deputy Chief of Staff, General De Spinola. He had been sacked for saying that no military solution was possible in Mozambique or in Portugal's other African territories: Angola and Guinea-Bissau.