[Dear Friend: I have just returned from several weeks in Africa]

by George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
December 1978
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing to raise money for the American Committee on Africa (ACOA). Having just returned from several weeks in Africa, Houser says the situation in Africa is now much more complex than it was in the '50's and early '60's, the new African independent states have not always fulfilled the expectations of outsiders, military coups have occurred, and the liberation movements in many cases have felt the necessity to engage in armed conflict to achieve their objectives. Houser says the struggle in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) and Namibia is at the crossroads. The mailing discusses the Patriotic Front and SWAPO and mentions Julius Nyerere. Houser says he was shocked recently when he heard that Zimbabwean refugee camps in Zambia that he visited only one month before had been bombed by the Rhodesian air force.
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Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive