Washington Notes on Africa

by American Committee on Africa
with Gary Gappert
Washington, DC, United States
March 1969
6 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
An article reports on the U.S. joining in the unanimous vote of the United Nations Security Council in which that body for the first time declared that South Africa’s League of Nations mandate was terminated. Congressman F. Bradford Morse and Senator Moss expressed concern about Namibia. Congressman Charles Diggs spoke against the decision by the Civil Aeronautics Board to grant South African Airways landing rights in New York and held a hearing on the subject. Congressmen Culver and Rosenthal supported Diggs. Diggs plans to hold the first-ever hearings on U.S. aid to Africa in the Africa Subcommittee of the Foreign Affairs Committee. Right-wing support for South Africa is reported from John Acord of the American Southern African Council and the Friends of Rhodesia, freelance journalist John Hightower, and the American-African Affairs Association. Contents: 1. South West Africa • 2. South African Airways • 3. People • 4. Funds for International Development Association • 5. Right-Wing Propaganda
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root