Toward Freedom

Chicago, Illinois, United States
January 1962
4 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage outside Africa: United States, France
Language: English
Contents:  'THE TEAM' RULES MINING IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, by Alvin W. Wolfe • A VIEW OF THE INTEGRATION OF THE MINERAL INDUSTRY IN AFRICA SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR (Chart I) • SYSTEM OF INTERLOCKING DIRECTORATES IN THE MINERAL INDUSTRY OF AFRICA SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR (CHART II) • Push Algerian Peace Moves • Should UN Sue Union Miniere? • Ghana And Pan-Africanism • S. Rhodesian Leaders Are Imprisoned, by Joshua Nkomo • Mining corporations operating in the Union of South Africa, Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia, Nyasaland, Tanganyika, Mozambique, South West Africa, Angola, and Katanga operate as an integrated group we refer to as the "Cape-to-Katanga Miners." These include De Beers Consolidated Mines, Anglo American Corporation of South Africa, British South Africa Company, American Metal Climax Corporation, Sociéte Generale de Belgique, and Union Miniere. The central role that the King of Morocco appeared to be taking a in peace negotiations in Algeria is discussed. Five Algerian rebel leaders who had been kidnapped by the French on a peace mission in 1955 ended their hunger strike after a special mission from King Hassan persuaded De Gaulle to grant them limited freedom of communication from detention and to treat other imprisoned Algerians as political rather than ordinary prisoners. Then important secret French-Algerian talks were held in Rome, and In early January the entire Algerian high command met in Rabat, Morocco for the first time. In the Congo, Katanga's secession and the political turmoil it created have kept the United Nations military force there. Southern Rhodesia detainees are well into their third year of imprisonment without trial; those arrested at the same time in Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland have long since been released. The newsletter mentions Rhodesian Selection Trust, the Belgian-American Banking Corporation, Moody’s Banking and Finance Manual, Companhia de Diamantes de Angola, Harry Oppenheimer, H.J. Joel, Baron Pierre Bonvoisin, the Diamond Corporation, the Diamond Trading Company, the Rhodesia Congo Border Power Company, Tanganyika, railroads, Kasai, the Rhodesian Railway, the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im), the Beceka line through Elisabethville to the Angola border, loans, Buffelsfontein Mines, Randfontein Estates, Ambassador Frank Aiken of Ireland, Kwame Nkrumah, the United Federal Party, Prime Minister Edgar Whitehead, CCP (Convention People's Party), the National Democratic Party, the Land Apportionment Act, the Land Husbandry Act, the Preventive Detention Act, George Nyandoro, and Robert Chikerema.
Collection: Private collection of Willard Johnson