by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
January 13, 1960
Coverage in Africa:
, South Africa
, Burkina Faso
, East Africa
, Republic of Congo
Coverage outside Africa:
, United Kingdom
, United Nations
Newsletter about Africa issues arising at the United Nations. Contents: South West Africa Question Reopened • French Nuclear Test in the Sahara • Draft Resolution on Algeria is Rejected • Algerian Refugees • Assembly Again Condemns South African Policies Towards Non-whites • Action on the Trusteeship Council's Report • Somalia: Independence Advanced; Frontier Uncertain • The Cameroons Trust Territories: Problems Ahead • Non-Self-Governing Territories: "Something Old, Something New" Thirteen Africans, including the brother of petitioner Mburumba Kerina, were killed and over 30 wounded when white troops fired at a crowd peacefully protesting their forced removal from their present "location" in Windhoek to new quarters. At the urging of the Fourth (Trusteeship) Committee, the Assembly's South West Africa Committee heard petitioners from South West Africa and an American petitioner, Allard Lowenstein. The "Algerian question" was considered by the Assembly's First (Political) Committee and includes mention of the FLN. The General Assembly passed a resolution recommended by the Third (Social) Committee noting action of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees on behalf of refugees from Algeria in Tunisia and Morocco.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive