Front line states

In October 1994 Mozambique held its first multi-party elections after 18 years of civil war. Under the slogan ‘Mozambique Now!’ the AAM and the Mozambique Angola Committee lobbied the British government to help ensure that the opposition group RENAMO observed the Mozambique peace agreement reached in October 1992. They worked to ensure that British organisations were better informed about the situation in Mozambique and pressed for more international election observers. 

Mug with the legend ‘Isolate Apartheid Support the Frontline States’.

Mug promoting AA Enterprises Café Vitoria coffee, imported from Angola and Zimbabwe as part of a campaign to increase trade with the frontline states.

Peter Brayshaw took part in protests against UDI in Rhodesia as a student in the mid-1960s. He joined the Committee for Freedom in Mozambique, Angola and Guinea and travelled to Angola soon after MPLA declared independence in 1975. On his return to Britain he campaigned for international recognition of the MPLA government and later became Chair of the Mozambique Angola Committee. He later served as Vice Chair of Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) and as a Labour Councillor in the London Borough of Camden. 

This is a complete transcript of an interview carried out as part of the ‘Forward to Freedom’ history project in 2013.