The future of Namibia (South West Africa) was the major topic for discussion at the United Nations on Wednesday, (21 March).
The future of Namibia (South West Africa) was the major topic for discussion at the United Nations on Wednesday, (21 March). As representatives from U.S. Britain, France, West Germany and Canada concluded talks with U-N Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim and South African Foreign Minister Pik Botha, the parties appeared a little closer to agreement on U-N supervision of elections in Namibia. Wednesday was also U-N International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The Special Committee against Apartheid observed the day with a debate on South Africa's apartheid policy was reference to the future of Namibia.
SYNOPSIS: The Special Committee represents many African nations. Ethiopian delegate, Alemayehu Seifu, commended nations which have broken ties with South Africa.
Another African delegate, Paul Lusaka of Zambia, said South Africa's oppressive policies gave Namibians no choice but to form SWAPO.