(Volume II Issue 10)
by Mary L. Pottle (editor), Massachusetts Conference Task Force on Southern Africa
N. Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States
June 25, 1975
Publisher: Massachusetts Conference Task Force on Southern Africa United Church of Christ
8 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The newsletter reports that Bishop Wood and his wife have been ordered out of Namibia. The Times of Zambia expressed the opinion that President Kenneth D. Kaunda was snubbed by President Ford in Washington. the Office on World Community of the Lutheran Council in the U.S.A. has produced a filmstrip and study package on Namibia entitled “OUR GOD IN NEED? THE NAMIBIA EXPERIENCE.” The newsletter reports that South Africa was given until May 30, 1975 to indicate whether it intended to leave Namibia. United Virginia Bank, which has loans out to South Africa, has branches on several military posts in Virginia. Rev. Canaan Banana, Vice President of the African National Council of Rhodesia and a Methodist clergyman, was arrested upon returning to Rhodesia from study at Wesley Seminary. The Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF) is continuing its efforts to halt imports of South African coal by The Southern Company, a large utility based in Georgia. The U.S. has shipped enough uranium to South Africa to build seven atom bombs. The Foreign Assistance Act (H.R. 4592) appropriates $5 million for Cape Verde islands. The International Olympic Committee voted 41-26 to exclude Rhodesia from the 1976 games. The Church Project on U.S. Investments in Southern Africa is continuing its efforts to discourage IBM from selling, leasing, or servicing computers and parts or software to the South African government. The newsletter also discusses Mozambique independence, Mouzinho de Albuquerque, FRELIMO, Gulf Oil, Bob Dorsey, Prime Minister Vorster, SWAPO, the Potomac Task Force on Southern Africa, Bishop Muzorewa, Ndabaningi Sithole, Joshua Nkomo, the World Council of Churches, the Fund to Combat Racism, liberation movements, Tapson A. Mawere, the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), longshoremen, the Rhodesian Information Office, the ZANU Support Committee, Black Sash, United Nations Commissioner for Namibia Sean MacBride, Ian Smith, Hilgard Muller, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), Vernon Mwaanga, the British Commonwealth, Werner Ackermann, Congressmen John H. Dent and Richard Ichord, the Byrd Amendment, the IBM stockholder's meeting, Frank Carey, Samora Machel, Abram Fischer, Dimbaza, the Christian Institute of South Africa, apartheid, pass laws, Polaroid, Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, and Dorothy McComb.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root