The United Nations Commissioner for Namibia, Sean MacBride is continuing a fact-finding tour of African countries.
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Background: The United Nations Commissioner for Namibia, Sean MacBride is continuing a fact-finding tour of African countries.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. MacBride spent two days in the Congolege capital of Brazzaville holding talks with government officials. On the second day of his visit, he met Congo's Foreign Minister, Theophilus Ombenga, and discussed the situation in South Africa and Namibia.
Mr. MacBride is well known for his anti-apartheid feelings. A few days earlier in Lusaka, he called for punitive measures against South Africa if the government refused to hold elections in Namibia under the supervision of the United Nations. He also predicted an imminent bloodbath in Rhodesia, much to the alar of many western nations who feared the possible influence his statement could have on the entire southern African situation. Mr. MacBride, now 72,, is held in high regard by African and other Third World nations. His term of office expires at the end of the year, but there is little doubt that if he wishes to carry on as Commissioner for Namibia, a large majority of the United Nations membership would support his re-appointment.