TransAfrica News

(Vol. 2, No. 7)
by TransAfrica
Washington, DC, United States
8 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Africa, Burkina Faso, Somalia
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Jamaica
Language: English
Contents:  ABOMINATION IN GRENADA • CULTURAL BOYCOTT CAMPAIGN UNDER WAY • RASTAFARIANISM: TOWARD A MORE REALISTIC VIEW • AFRICAN AND CARIBBEAN NEWS BRIEFS • SEAGA SETS EARLY ELECTIONS • AFRIKANERS OUTDONE • UPPER VOLTAN MINISTER STATES CASE • MINORITY SET-ASIDE • LEGISLATION AND POLICY UPDATE • DILUTED IMF BILL PASSED • EXPORT ACT CONFERENCE PENDING • REFORM POSTPONED • U.S. TO QUASH IDA 7 • INTERVIEW: Somali Ambassador Muhammed Haji Nur • As long ago as 1958, the African National Congress (ANC) advocated complete cultural isolation of South Africa, but it took the massacre of hundreds of black South African school children in Soweto in 1976 to rivet worldwide attention on the brutality of apartheid. The Soweto riots stimulated international support for the cultural boycott as an important additional means of combatting socio-political aberrations inside South Africa. On November 14, President Reagan signed a continuing resolution which includes a provision introduced by Rep. William H. Gray, III to increase the participation of economically and socially disadvantaged businesses and individuals in bilateral development assistance programs. A watered-down version of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bill emerged after House and Senate conferees met just before recess to consider possible compromises on the Export Administration Act; the original House version (HR 3231) contained the amendment proposed by Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman Julian Dixon which would have required the American Executive Director to the IMF to oppose loans made through that facility to "any country which practices apartheid." The newsletter discusses Athletes and Artists Against Apartheid, the  United Nations General Assembly, Resolution 2396 International Year of Mobilization for Sanctions Against South Africa, Arthur Ashe, Harry Belafonte, Foreign Minister Arba Diallo, President Thomas Sankara, Colonel Qaddafi, Ouagadougou, the Ciskei homeland, President Chief Lennox Sebe, a bus boycott by residents of Mdantsane, violation of human rights, Nicholas Haysom, vigilantes, the ''helicopter,' Libya, Immigration Reform and Control Bill (HR 1510), John Conyers, the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank, Bophuthatswana, Sun City, and TransAfrica staff Hazel Feldman and David Scott.
Used by permission of TransAfrica.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root