Re: A Report on my 17th Trip to Africa
by George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
American Committee on Africa
Report by George Houser to the Executive Board of the American Committee on Africa (ACOA) on his trip to the Republic of Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Tanzania, Zambia and Zaire. Houser says he went inside Guinea-Bissau with P.A.I.G.C. (African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde). He also met with governmental leaders in Zambia and Tanzania, the new Secretary General of the Liberation Committee of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), and leaders of almost all liberation movements including those of Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Angola and South Africa. Houser discusses Aristides Pereira and the historic strike at the Pidjiguiti docks in August 1959. Houser mentions Amilcar Cabral, Luis Cabral, and Nino (Bernardo Veiera). Houser discusses People’s Shops, the Boarding School of the South, and Solidarity Hospital. He discusses FRELIMO (Mozambique Liberation Front), Marcelino does Santos, Jorge Rebelo, and the massacre at Wiriyamu. Houser discusses the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the National Liberation Front for Angola (FNLA) and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), and the Angolan Women’s Organization (OMA). Houser says a new military offense was begun primarily by Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU). Houser reports that the Ian Smith government entered into negotiations with the African National Council led by Bishop Muzorewa. Houser discusses ZAPU and the Zimbabwe Liberation Front (FROLIZI). Houser says the only movement in Namibia recognizes by the OAU is the South West African Peoples Organization (SWAPO). Houser discusses the African National Congress and the Pan Africanist Congress. • Guinea-Bissau • Mozambique • Angola • Zimbabwe • Namibia • South Africa
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive