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THE MICHIGAN DAILY"

Thur,,ciay, April 14, 1977

Page Six THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, April ~l 4, 1977

Officials cite e
fightmg in Agla

(Continued from Page 1)
ELSEWHERE I N
Africa:
-Ethiopian strong man Maj.
Mengistu Haile Mariam called
on his people over national ra-
dio and TV Tuesday night to
prepare for mobilization and
sacrifice because of alleged at-
tacks from Sudan.
The charges were described
by Sudan as a fabrication to
justify Ethiopian aggression.
Sudan recently signed a mutual
defense treaty with Egypt.
-A spokesman for the Eri-
trean Liberation Front (ELF)
said in Paris that ELF forces
captured the northern Ethio-
pian town of Afaabat on April
8 after six days of violent fight-
ing. He said some 300 Ethiopian
soldiers were killed and 200
captured.
ELF is fighting to "liberate"
the northern Eritrea province
on the Red Sea from the Addis
Ababa government. The spokes-
man claimed that ELF forces
now control 90 per cent of Eri-
trea, and were "surrounding
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the Et'hiooian occupiers' in the
remaii;ing area.
--British F'oreign Secretary
David Owen conferred sepa-
rately in (ape Town, South Af-
rica, with Prime Ministers John
Vorster of South Africa and Ian
Smith of Rhodesia.
AFTER THlE meetings, Owen
announced he wil visit Rhode-
sia, a former British colony
whose white minority milater-
ally declared independence in
1965 to avoid black majority
rule.
Owen is carry ing a new U.S.-
British plan to end white rule
in Thodesia by 19, and he said
he decided to visit Salisbury
because he met "no outright re-
fusal" to his pla from Smith.
In Zaire's Shaba Province -
formerly called Katanga - a
contingent of - A00 elite Moroc-
can troops sent by King flassan
11 to bolster Mobutn's badly or-
ganized forces vere digging in
around the copper - mining
center of Iolwvezi and consoli-
dating their supply lines, ac-
cordig to diplomatic sources
in Kinshasa. Zaire's capital
The invaders stopped their
advance about 50 miles west of
Kolwezi and have made no new
moves for about 11i days. Re-
ports from the occupied terri-
tory said life was normal there
as the Katanga rebels and
their tribal brothers in Shaba
worked to set up a civil admin-
istration.

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