Washington Notes on Africa

(Vol. 11, no. 2)
by American Committee on Africa
with Charles Hightower (Editor)
Washington, DC, United States
Undated, about late March 1970
8 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Guinea-Bissau, Zambia
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
An article reports on Amilcar Cabral’s testimony before Charles Diggs’ Subcommittee on Africa at which Cabral showed photos of captured napalm bombs with the inscription “property of the U.S. Air Force.” An article discusses Secretary of State Rogers’ trip to Africa and contrasts stated policy toward Africa with the roll-back in U.S. government guarantees of citizenship rights for Americans of African descent. An article discusses reports of raids in the Victoria Falls-Wankie area by units of the Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU) and Rhodesian threats against Zambia. Dr. Elisah Chambadzwa Mutusa, a physician trained in London, is on trial for violating the Law and Order Maintenance Act for “utter[ing] a subversive statement.” Contents: Cabral in Washington • The PAIGC Position • Rogers in Africa, Nixon at Home • “Rhodesia” Declares Republic • Will Nixon Recognize Rhodesia? • Military Build-Up 11 • African Leader on Trial in Rhodesia for Speech
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root