Report on a Trip to Africa - 1978
by George M. Houser
New York, New York, United States
About late October or November 1987
American Committee on Africa
Report on Houser’s trip to Africa from August 24 to October 1, mostly in Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana and Mozambique. En route, he attended some sessions of an NGO conference against apartheid and talked with organizational representatives in Geneva. Zambia has a critical place in relation to the southern Africa struggle. ZAPU, the African National Congress, and SWAPO have their main offices in Lusaka. Also Lusaka is the locale for the UN Namibia Institute, a program training Namibians for leadership in an independent country. Houser focused heavily on Zimbabwe, and visited the headquarters of both movements composing the Patriotic Front, ZAPU in Zambia and ZANU in Mozambique, where he met with top leaders, including Joshua Nkomo and Robert Mugabe. He also visited a state farm near Umbeluzi, north of Maputo. Over the years, ACOA and The Africa Fund have given assistance to Felimo’s health work, beginning with raising funds to help build the first Frelimo hospital at Mtwara in southern Tanzania. After independence, the organizations have sent medical equipment such as spectrophotometers, medicines, and spare parts for boilers in the Maputo hospital.
This item was digitized for Aluka, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive