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S. Africa expected to halt Angola, Namibia activity

Prime Minister P. W. Botha is expected to announce this week a temporary halt to South African military operations in the Angolan-Namibian border region, according to well-informed sources. Mr. Botha's announcement would follow a weekend of intense negotiations with a US diplomatic team led by Assistant Secretary of State Chester A. Crocker, the Reagan administration's chief architect of African policy.

In a statement from the Zambian capital of Lusaka, Sam Nujomo, leader of the South-West Africa People's Organization, appeared to leave the door open to accepting a South African cease-fire offer.

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