REPORT FROM THE AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON AFRICA TO THE CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEFENCE AND AID FUND

by George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
April 1969
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
2 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Nigeria
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The report discusses the American Committee on Africa’s (ACOA) Defense and Aid Fund as well as other ACOA activities. Information sheets were prepared on such topics as South Africa and the Olympics, the food emergency in Nigeria-Biafra, material on the Sharpeville massacre, South West Africa terrorism trial appeal case, a distribution of the Courtroom statement made by Toivo ja Toivo, and Portuguese Africa and U.S. military bases in Portugal. The report says ACOA sent two people to Mexico City to work with SANROC at the time of the Olympic Games to urge that South Africa be suspended from membership in international sports federations. The report says ACOA opened a full-time Washington office to lay the foundations for more effective work on U.S. policy. During the early months of 1969, ACOA worked to protest the granting of an air carrier permit to South African Airways to fly into Kennedy International Airport. The document reports on the formation of The Africa Fund, whose name was changed from the African Aid and Legal Defense Fund. The report says ACOA provided aid to refugees in Africa, assistance to students in the U.S., some assistance to political prisoners, and a small amount for legal aid. [Note: the name is often spelled Toivo ya Toivo.]
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive