Apartheid: Focus on Namibia

Apartheid: Focus on Namibia

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by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
1987
Type: Poster
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Apartheid: Focus on Namibia. You may have heard about apartheid, but did you know this nation which is facing its 71st year under South African colonial occupation? What can you do to support freedom in Namibia? Learn more about it.
In July 1987 a national conference on Namibia and U.S. policy was held at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, Illinois. The conference was sponsored by the American Committee on Africa, the U.N. Council on Namibia and the Chicago Planning Committee. National and local activists, analysts and public officials gathered for three days to discuss strategies and formulate plans for campaigns to support Namibian independence and an end to South Africa's illegal occupation. SWAPO, the liberation movement of Namibia, sent a high level delegation led by Secretary-General Andimba Toivo ja Toivo. Also attending was Barnabus Tjizu, General Secretary of the Metal and Allied Namibian Workers Union. Other featured speakers at the conference included Senate Africa Subcommittee Chair Senator Paul Simon, Chicago Congressman Charlie Hayes and Detroit Representative John Conyers. "Constructive engagement, linkage of Cuban troops in Angola to negotiations for Namibian independence, and support for the South African-backed UNITA forces are all part of a policy which works against the interest of the people in the region and U.S. interests" Senator Simon said in his opening address. [Note: Toivo's name is often spelled Andimba Toivo ya Toivo.]
Used by permission of Africa Action, successor to the American Committee on Africa.