The African Gulag

September 1977
New Republic;9/10/77, Vol. 177 Issue 11, p5
Focuses on the role of the African Gulag--network of prisons, refugee camps, detention centers, and cells of solitary confinement from Cape Town to Cairo--in suppressing liberty of Namibians. Oppression of the Namibian organization "SWAPO" dissidents in prisons and concentration camps of Zambia and Tanzania; Charges leveled against Andreas Shipanga, one of the founders of SWAPO; letter written by his wife to U.S. President Jimmy Carter asking him to raise the matter of these long detained men with Tanzania; View that the U.S. should pursue the case of these prisoners.


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