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South Africa: General Obasanjo letter to MT (Geoffrey Howe's mission to South Africa) ["exercise in futility"; Powell: "a disappointing and frankly unacceptable reply"; MT notes that it was Obasanjo who had suggested to her that she try to persuade Botha to release Mandela] [declassified Feb 2016]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/1969 f203
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Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 2pp
Themes: Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (Africa), Commonwealth (general), Commonwealth (Rhodesia-Zimbabwe), Commonwealth (South Africa), European Union (general), British policy towards South Africa, British relations with the US