Africa-UN Bulletin

(No. 16)
by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
September 14, 1959
5 pages
Newsletter about the upcoming 1959 session of the UN General Assembly, known as the "African Session" because African problems were so numerous and so critical. The newsletter says perennial concerns include the racial situation in South Africa (including the treatment of person of Indian descent) and the question of South West Africa before the Fourth (Trusteeship) Committee. Issues that have come up before include the boundary dispute between Ethiopia and the Italian Trust Territory of Somalia, the Algerian question (the Independent African States have conferred on their strategy with FLN leaders participating), and British and French Cameroons. New issues include the projected French atom bomb test in the Sahara, the Central African Federation, and non-self-governing areas of Africa including Tanganyika, Ruanda-Urundi, Kenya, the Portuguese "provinces." Contents: African Issues Before the Next General Assembly • The Perennials • Repeaters • New Issues • South West Africa
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive