[Dear Friends, Although the media no longer focusing daily attention on the new trend in U.S. Africa policy ...]

Special Message by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania His Excellence, Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere
by Washington Office on Africa
with Julius K. Nyerere
Washington, DC
June 30, 1978
8 pages
The mailing says although the media is no longer focusing dialing attention on the new trend in I.S. Africa policy, we continue to see serious reasons for alarm. Many newspaper and TV reports of Secretary Vance’s June 20th "positive" Africa policy speech said Vance had won out over Brzesinski for influence over the President. Meanwhile the U.S. continues to get more deeply involved in what could be a dangerous quagmire. The letter says enclosed are some sample Letters to the Editor [available on this website as a separate document with the title Sample "Letters to the Editor"]. The mailing includes a pamphlet Special Message by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania His Excellence, Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere Delivered on June 8, 1978 to Foreign Envoys Accredited to Tanzania Concerning Recent Events in Africa. The mailing includes sample letters to the editor about the Carter Administration's policy towards Africa. One sample says: "While you gave extensive coverage to the 125 white deaths in Zaire's Shaba province which resulted in a western 'rescue Mission,' scarcely a paragraph was written to report the bloody South African raid in early May on a Namibian refugee camp in Angola, in which napalm and fragmentation bombs were used to murder at least 600 people, largely women and children. Twenty to thirty people, mainly civilians, are killed daily by Ian Smith's army in Rhodesia. Over 300 raids into Mozambique by Smith's army during the past two years have resulted in the slaughter of over 3,000 people." Another sample letter says: "I am deeply concerned about the injection of cold war rhetoric into American policy toward Africa." Another sample letter says: "The Carter Administration's recent military involvement in Zaire to ‘protect American interests’ from the 'Cuban threat' is a desperate effort to boost it image, after suffering a political defeat in Angola two years ago." Contents of Special Message by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania: Soviet Forces in Africa • A Pan-African Security Force • The Right to Request Assistance • Conclusion
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Dean McHenry, Jr. Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections