africa weekly

(VOL. IV NO. 16)
by Africa Weekly
New York, New York, United States
October 24, 1958
4 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage outside Africa: United States, France, United Kingdom
Language: English
Contents: DJIBO BAKARY RESIGNS AFTER NIGER VOTES "YES" TO DE GAUL • VERWOERD APPOINTS HIS CABINET • THE SOUTH AFRICAN SENDS 500 WOMEN TO JAIL • DE GAULLE OFFERS TRUCE TALKS TO THE ALGERIAN F.L.N. • PAN-AFRICAN FREEDOM MOVEMENT FOR EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA • THE CROWN THE COMMONWEALTH AND AFRICA • BOOK REVIEW • AMSAC OFFICIAL GETS HOEY AWARD • The newsletter says Djibo Bakary, Chief Minister of the Niger Government, resigned together with his entire cabinet after the Niger had returned a majority "Yes" votes in answer to De Gaulle's referendum. The newsletter says Prime Minster Verwoerd of South Africa has appointed his cabinet. The newsletter says over 500 African women have been sent to prison in Johannesburg, South Africa, for protesting against the issue of passes. The newsletter says the pass laws of South Africa are at the basis of the totalitarian control of Africans in the Union. The newsletter says Premier De Gaulle of France offered truce talks to the leaders of the Algerian Front of National Liberation (F.L.N.). The newsletter says a Pan African Freedom Movement for East and Central Africa has been formed with headquarters in Dar es Salaam. The newsletter says the decision to form the movement was taken in Mwanza, Tanganyika, where political leaders from Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika, Zanzibar, and Nyasaland met together. The newsletter says the British Commonwealth of Nations - united by the "Golden Link" of the Crown - is, it is generally agreed, a most curious institution. The newsletter includes a review of the book The Quest for Africa by Dr. Heinrich Schiffers. The newsletter says Mr. James T. Harris Jr., assistant executive director of AMSAC (the American Society of African Culture) has been presented with the James J. Hoey Award for Inter-racial justice. The newsletter discusses Dr. Nicolaas Diedericks, economic affairs, W.A. Maree, Native Education, Dr. J.A.M. Hertzog, posts, telegraphs, health, D.C. Huys, Agricultural Economics, C.R. Swart, Justice, Paul O. Sauer, Lands, Forests, Public Works, Eric Louw, External Affairs, Dr. T.E. Donges, Finance, Francis C. Erasmus, Defense, Ben J. Schoeman, Rail and Transport, J.F.T. Naude, Interior, Jan F. Serfontein, Education, Jan der Klerk, Labor and Mines, Daan de Wet Nel, Native Administration, Pieteer le Rous, Agriculture, Technics, Julius Nyerere, the Tanganyika African National Union (T.A.N.U.), democracy, Mr. F.J. Khamisi, the right to self-determination, poverty, imperialism, the United Nations Charter, the U.N. Special Political Committee, apartheid, the Union of South Africa, the South-West African question, the U.N. Trusteeship Committee, the South West African Mandate, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, Ghana, Ceylon, India, Pakistan, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Cecil Rhodes, James Bruce, Ethiopia, Stanley, Livingston, Mungo Park, Abyssinian life, Carl Peters, German readers, Martin Behaim, Nuremburg, the Portuguese court, Napoleon, General Bugeaud, Capitan Boutin, and Sidi Ferruche.
Collection: Winifred Courtney Collection, National Archives of Namibia