U.S. ASKED TO RESCIND RECOGNITION OF KASAVUBU

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York
March 10, 1961
2 pages
Type: Press Release
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The press release says two hundred prominent Americans called on the United States to rescind recognition of the Kasavubu Government of the Congo; the resolution was one of about two dozen passed at a two-day Conference on American Policy Toward Africa, sponsored by the American Committee on Africa, which was attended by civic, union, university, and church leaders. The press release says observing that U.S. policy toward Africa, of it is to be effective, must take into account the dynamics of the desire of the African people to freedom and independence. The press release discusses Prime Minister of the Algerian Provisional Government Ferhat Abbas,  the U.S. Embassy in South Africa, South Africans of all races, discrimination segregation, refugees from South Africa and South West Africa who are leaving their own countries illegally, scholarship assistance, students, President Kennedy, Joseph Kasavubu, Joseph Iléo, and the Kasavubu-Ileo Government.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa). 
Collection: Peter Weiss (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections