America's Role in the African Crisis
by Alvin W. Wolfe, Douglas Gorsline (illustrator), LIBERATION
New York, New York, United States
20 pages
Reprinted of an article from the January 1962 LIBERATION. The pamphlet says while the eyes of Cold-War-conscious America are on Berlin, Laos, the "off-shore" islands, or other locations where a war could start by accident, few are looking seriously at Africa where war is almost inevitable; Africa is moving steadily, if not plunging, toward such an arrangement of forces that their violent clash is highly predictable; when this occurs the United States will be involved, despite its public assurances that the problems of Africa are to be left to Africans and Europeans to resolve; Americans may soon find themselves in Africa using force to support three principles that all their traditions condemn: colonialism, racism, and an irresponsible, non-free-enterprise type of capitalism. The pamphlet discusses colonialists, Afrikaners, Rhodesia, the Katanga Company, Europeans, Ivory Coast, Nyasaland, the British Colonial Office, Lake Tanganyika, the Portuguese army, Salazar, Verwoerd, coal, diamonds, tin, zinc, cobalt, cadmium, palladium, gold, uranium, hydroelectric power, Union Minière, the International Association of the Congo, King Leopold, Société Générale de Belgique, Tanganyika Concessions Limited, the Congo Independent State, W.W. Rostow, exports, Compagnie du Congo pour le Commerce et l'Industrie (C.C.C.I.), Profrigo, Forminière, Géomines, Manona, Kabalo, Baluba villages, Bécéka, railroads, Kasai, Metalka, Sogolec, Sogechim, Sogefor, African Metals Corporation, E. Van der Straeten, H. Robiliart, and A. de Spirlet, Tshombe, Charles Waterhouse, Harry Oppenheimer, Paul Gillet, P. Bonvoisin, financial giants, the Conakat Party, Patrice Lumumba, Banque Centrale, Leopoldville, the Katanga Army, Elisabethville, Géomines Corporation, Prime Minister Roy Welensky, Rhodesian Anglo American Limited, the Rhodesian Corporation, Anglo American Corporation, De Beers Consolidated Mines, the British South Africa Company, Roan Antelope Copper Mines Limited, the slave trade, the Berlin Conference, Henry Morton Stanley, South West Africa, Portuguese Africa, the Russians, NATO, Colonel Mobutu, Admiral Alan G. Kirk, the Pentagon, Count Aspermont-Linden, the Kennedy administration, apartheid, American business, gasoline bombs, Rhokana Corporation Limited, the U.S. Export-Import Bank, the Rhodesia-Congo Border Power Company, Belgian corporations, the Belgian-American Banking Corporation, the Belgian-American Development Corporation, and Communists. • Independence vs. Colonialism • White Supremacy vs. African Domination • Minerals and Power: the Case of the Congo • The American Position in Africa
Collection: George M. Houser Africa collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections