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Horn of Africa Council, 1984-01 - 1996-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/10/42

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers from the council (of which JA was president), particularly correspondence with Louis FitzGibbon (council secretary) on general council business and other subjects including FitzGibbon's family history, his wish to stand as Parliamentary candidate for Brighton Pavilion after JA's retirement and his ideas on Anglo-German relations and a memorial to the Katyn Massacre. Other correspondents include: Baroness Chalker, Minister for Overseas Development, on subjects including aid to Ethiopia (3); David Hope, Bishop of London; Sir James Eberle, Director of the Institute of International Affairs; 4th Lord Avebury [earlier Eric Lubbock] on the military situation in Ethiopia and Eritrea (3); Douglas Hurd, Foreign Secretary, on negotiations between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Also includes: report by FitzGibbon on his mission of information to Libya, 1991; notes of meetings with the TPLF [Tigray People's Liberation Front] and EPDA [Ethiopian Peoples' Democratic Alliance]; report on FitzGibbon's fact-finding mission to the Sudan, 1984.


  • Creation: 1984-01 - 1996-07


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.


4 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 30

Related Materials

See also AMEJ 1/10/3.

Finding aid date

2011-09-15 14:42:51.653000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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