A Report on George Houser's Trip to Africa

by George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
About March 1960
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
7 pages
The report says the main reason for the trip was to attend the All-African People's Conference in Tunis. The report says the issues which really led to an emotional unity among the many delegates to the second All-African People's Conference were probably three in number: the threat of the French to explode their atom bomb in the Sahara (which they subsequently did); the continued fight in Algeria; and the announcement that the Congo would become independent on June 30, 1960. At the conference itself, there was probably a more enthusiastic response to the speech of the Algerian delegate than there was to that of any other delegate. The report also covers visits on Egypt, Ghana, Tanganyika and Congo. The report says Houser arrived in Accra, the capitol of Ghana, only a few days after the government had frozen assets of the French companies as a retaliation against the French testing of an atomic bomb in the Sahara. • All African People's Conference • The Soviet in Africa • Cairo • Tanganyika • Congo • Accra • U.S. Personnel • African Ideology
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser Africa collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections