AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON AFRICA WELCOMES CONTINUED APARTHEID SANCTIONS BY THE U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS

The Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986: An Overview
by American Committee on Africa
with Aleah Bacquie
New York, New York
July 15, 1991
2 pages
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The press release says the American Committee on Africa welcomes the pledge of the U.S. Conference of Mayors to continue sanctions against apartheid at the local level as expressed today by Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn, President of the Conference and Mayor David N. Dinkins. The press release says the American Committee on Africa strongly condemns President Bush's action lifting the federal sanctions against South Africa contained in the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986. The basic purpose of the Act, the end of apartheid and the establishment of a non-racial democracy in South Africa have not been achieved. Nor have the condition set out in the Act been met. Hundreds of political prisoners remain in jail, race classification remain in place and most importantly there is no free political process because Black South Africans are still prevented from voting or being elected for a democratic government of their choice. The press release includes The Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986: An Overview which outlines the conditions under which the President can lift sanctions. The press release says contact Aleah Bacquie.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections