Statement on the Congo

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York
Undated, Fall 1964
2 pages
Type: Policy Document
Coverage in Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Belgium
Language: English
The statement says developments since June 30 have further complicate the situation in the Republic of the Congo. For financial reasons, United Nations forces have departed; a new Constitution was promulgated August 1; the Congolese army was very weak in the face of scattered rebel attacks; and the Adoula government had fallen and Moise Tshombe has become the new premier. The situation is quite unstable. ACOA's approach to the Congo is guided by these principles: 1) a solution must be found with a minimum of outside involvement; 2) the cold war must be kept out of a decisive influence in Congo affairs; and 3) the OAU has the most important role to play and the biggest stake in bringing order. Congo. The statement says the U.S. has made a grave error in sending military equipment and armed personnel into the Congo and calls for withdrawing military personnel.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections