Re: Observation growing out of trip to Africa - Oct 17-Nov 7, 1974
by George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
About December 1974
American Committee on Africa
Houser reports on a trip to Zambia, Tanzania and Zaire, during which he met with President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia; Samora Machel, President of the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO); John Malecela, Foreign Minister of Tanzania; Herbert Chitepo, Chairman of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU); Jason Moyo, head of Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU); and Sam Nujoma, President of South West African People's Organization, (SWAPO). Houser discusses a mood of expectancy in southern Africa. Guinea-Bissau's independence has been recognized by Portugal. FRELIMO dominates a transitional government in Lourenco Marques as Mozambique moves toward independence. This is a time for decision for both the U.S. and South Africa. U.S. policy has generally been supportive of the white regime and has never recognized the liberation movements. Houser says ACOA needs to foster a new campaign to stop the expansion of American business interests in South Africa and also a U.S. policy of giving assistance to newly independent Guinea-Bissau and soon-to-be-independent Mozambique and Angola.
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Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive