by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
December 28, 1956
Contents: Assembly Approves British Togoland Proposal • French Togoland "Hot Potato" Passed to Fourth Committee • Hearings on South West Africa • Tanganiyka Petitioner Appeals for Improvements • Proposal for New Power for Secretary-General? The newsletter reports the Fourth Committee has begun new consideration of the Southwest Africa question without representatives of the Union of South Africa. It heard two petitioners: Reverend Michael Scott, an Anglican clergyman who has been appealing to the United Nations since its earliest days on behalf of the people of Southwest Africa; and Mburumba Getzen Kerina, a member of the Herero tribe and a student at Lincoln University. Julius Nyerere, president of the Tanganyika African National Union (TANU) appeared before the Fourth Committee on December 20.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive