REPORT ON TRIP TO AFRICA May - June 1963

by George M. Houser
New York, New York, United States
About mid-1963
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
7 pages
Contents: 1. African Unity • 2. The Struggle for Freedom in Southern Africa • 3. Refugees • 4. Miscellaneous • Report on a trip to Africa that lasted about five weeks. The report says in addition to spending a few days each in Algiers, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and Dakar, I was in Addis Ababa for one week attending the conference of the Heads of African states; I spent the longest time in the Congo, both in Leopoldville and in a number of Africa villages along the Congo-Angola border, in order to study the Angola refugee problem; I wrote an article which appears in the June issue of Africa Today on my major observations regarding the African summit conference in Addis Ababa. The report discusses the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the Casablanca powers (Algeria, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Morocco, the United Arab Republic), President Nkrumah (Kwame Nkrumah), Prime Minister Ben Bella, Prime Minister Milton Obote, funds, arms, political refugees, Tanganyika, Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia, the British High Commission Territories, the Zimbabwe African Peoples Union (ZAPU), Ndabaninge Sithole, Sam Nujoma, the South West African Peoples Organization (SWAPO), Paul Gumane, UDENAMO (União Democrática Nacional de Moçambique, National Democratic Union of Mozambique), Prime Minister Adoula, the Republic of Angola in Exile (GRAE), Holden Roberto, the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), the liberation movements of Portuguese Guinea, the All African Peoples Conference of 1958, violence, guerrilla tactics, the African National Congress (ANC), Dr. Eduardo Mondlane, FRELIMO (Liberation Front of Mozambique), heavy fighting, American observers, the Angolan National Liberation Army, Portuguese territories, Katanga, Dr. Ian Gilchrist, Angolan refugees, sisal plantations, SARA (Service for the Assistance of Angolan Refugees, S.A.R.A.), the Union of the Populations of Angola (UPA), a clinic, land mines, Umbundu, the Mission Center of David Grenfell, the Peace Corps, Jomo Kenyatta, the Kenyan African National Union, an East African Federation, Zanzibar, President Nyerere, unemployment, and Emperor Haile Selassie.
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