Eighteen African states closed a two-day economic summit in the kingdom of Swaziland, agreeing to maintain anti-apartheid sanctions against South Africa. The heads of state of the 18 southern and eastern African countries of the Preferential Trade Area also appealed for increased foreign aid to bolster economic development in the region. The leaders, representing 190 million people, said they had favorably considered an appeal by black leader Nelson Mandela to maintain all existing trade pressure on apartheid South Africa.
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