The OAU was founded in 1963 to work towards unity and solidarity amongst African countries and act as a collective voice for the African continent. It worked towards the eradication of all forms of colonialism. The OAU's Coordinating Committee for the Liberation of Africa (Liberation Committee) organised diplomatic support and channeled financial, military and logistical aid to liberation movements. The OAU was disbanded in 2002 and replaced by the African Union (AU).
Occasion - Address to the Conference of the Pan-African Freedom Movement of East and Central Africa Summary - This address summaries the assistance that the international community, especially African states, has given to the freedom fighters in South Africa. It outlines the political and social situation in South Africa and the ANC's responses and move from policies of non-violence to the formation of Umkhonto we Sizwe. The people's resolve to fight is steadfast but the continued support of PAFMECA is crucial.
Photographs taken during the apartheid era. The library at the University of Fort Hare 1946, Nelson Mandela getting married to Winnie in 1958, Mandela and Winnie relaxing with friends, Mandela at a meeting in Addis Ababa during his trip through Africa 1962, Mandela and his eldest son Thembekile, and Mandela in Morocco to receive military training from Algerian Freedom Fighters.