PROGRAM and BUDGET, 1969 of the American Committee on Africa

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Late 1968 or early 1969
4 pages
Type: Report
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
ACOA’s program for 1969 centers on southern Africa, broadly promoting U.S. military and economic disengagement on the one hand and supporting the liberation movements on the other. Regarding South Africa, the Washington Office will work to end the sugar quota and U.S. cooperation with the South African Atomic Energy Board, pull out the space tracking stations, and discourage U.S. investments. Also, ACOA will seek to end the U.S. alliance with Portugal while it maintains a colonial empire and to promote recognition of the United Nations as the administering power for South West Africa (Namibia). The crisis of the Nigerian/Biafran war and famine also demand attention; massive aid is needed. The report says publications will include fact sheets on current issues such as the Olympic Games and South Africa and the Terrorism Act and the trial of 37 Namibians. Other special projects include the fly-in project for South West Africa, public events on dates such as March 21 and December 10, campaigns related to tourism and South Africa, and a benefit for FRELIMO through the sale of Makonde carvings. • Washington Office • Research and Publications • Field Work • Africa Defense and Aid Fund • Special Projects • Membership, Policy Making, and Administration • Budget in a Nutshell
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root