On 25 May 1987, in the SAMBO district of HUAMBO province, Angola, 14 scho lars were jailed and 26 wounded in an aerial attack by Cuban air force jets. The school was completely destroyed.
On 10 June 1987, Cuban troops killed the school principal, Domingos Wahotir, in BAILUNDO district of HUAMBO province.
On 4 June 1987, in the KASSONGUE district, of CUANZA SUL province, after intensive aerial bombardment by Soviet Migs of the Cuban Air Force using napalm, 6 schools were destroyed and 3 teachers killed, with an unknown number of scholars wounded or killed.
A Frontline Mission team recently returned from a successful 3 month mission trip to war-torn Angola. At one point their boat sprang a leak and nearly sank in the river. They then had to carry all their equipment through waist high swamp - infested by snakes and crocodiles - for nearly a kilometre.
On other occasions our workers had to shoot poisonous snakes to safeguard other team members. By dug-out canoe, rubber dingy, truck and by foot they travelled from village to village proclaiming the Gospel.
The border with UNITA-controlled "Free Angola" was firmly closed. The border area was crawling with Namibian Defence Force (NDF) soldiers. Roadblocks and checkpoints controlled access to the border areas. According to the local people anyone trying to cross the border would be shot on sight. Several Angolan women had already been shot and thrown to the crocodiles in the river for attempting to obtain food, salt or cooking oil on the Namibian side of the border.