At the United Nations General Assembly Liberian President William Tolbert has accused South Africa of helping to Stir up dissension in the continent.
At the United Nations General Assembly Liberian President William Tolbert has accused South Africa of helping to Stir up dissension in the continent. Mr. Tolbert who is the current chairman of the Organisation of African Unity (O.A.U.) called on delegates on Wednesday (26 September) to increase their aid to black independence movements and to fight apartheid. Burundi President Colonel Jean-Baptiste Bagaza called for sanctions against South Africa.
SYNOPSIS: President Bagaza pointed out that the degree of co-operation between independent black African states and the West should allay western fears about their interests in Southern Africa He described western fears as exaggerated and unjustified and called on all member states to review their policies and to observe sanctions against South Africa.
South Africa became the centre of Wednesday's General Assembly debate -- with some of the strongest words coming from the Chairman of the Organisation of African Unity (O.A.U.) President William called on countries who often say they disagree with South Africa's apartheid policies to match their words with deeds. He said one way to do this was to increase aid to the front-lien states, Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia, who are fighting the regime in Zimbabwe Rhodesia.
Mr. tolbert went on to accuse South Africa of stirring up dissension.