REPORT ON AFRICA TRIP - NOVEMBER 18 TO DECEMBER 9, 1968
by George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, presumably December 1968 or January 1969
American Committee on Africa
Contents: 1) Political Refugees • 2) The Liberation Struggle and the Movements • Angola • Mozambique • Rhodesia • South West Africa • South Africa • 3) Miscellaneous Comments • (a) Projects we help support • (b) Disengagement Strategy • (c) Biafra • (d) Makonde Carvings • (e) Aftermath of our Fly-in to South West Africa • Report on a trip to Africa. In the report Houser says that people he met with included President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania; President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia; Vice President Rashidi Kawawa of Tanzania; Secretary General of the OAU; Diallo Telli; Ambassador John L.S. Malecela, former Ambassador of Tanzania to the United Nations and now Ambassador to the OAU in Addis Ababa; Executive Secretary George Magombe of the Liberation Committee of the OAU (Organization of African Unity); U.S. Ambassador Robert Good, who has just resigned from his post in Lusaka; Henry Chipembere and Kanyama Chiume, formerly top men in the first cabinet of H.K. Banda in independent Malawi; representatives of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the four centers of Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam and Lusaka; and a number of professors at both the University College of Dar es Salaam and University of Zambia. The report says Houser met with top representatives of the following liberation movements: South West African People's Organization (SWAPO), African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa, Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC) of South Africa, Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) and the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO), the Revolutionary Committee from Mozambique (COREMO), the Revolutionary Government of Angola in Exile (GRAE); meetings with political refugees in Nairobi and with key representatives of churches working with refugees in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. The report discusses the African-American Institute, the Kurasini Refugee School, UNITA, the Benguela railway, copper, the MPLA, Holden Roberto, Katanga, Eduardo Mondlane, Paul Gumane, the Soviet bloc, The Africa Fund, children, Emmanuel Kounzika, the Service for the Assistance of Angolan Refugees (SARA), American corporations, the right of self-determination, and David Bobman.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive