September 8, 1987 |
A community of 330 black families who were uprooted from their homes 3 1/2 years ago in an effort to make a South African rural area all-white won government agreement Monday to let them resettle on farmland near their old village in western Transvaal province.
January 24, 1986
Lesotho's new military rulers said that anti-apartheid refugees from South Africa will be flown out of Lesotho as quickly as possible and will not be turned over to the Pretoria government, Radio Lesotho reported. A statement by the military council said that arrangements to airlift the refugees to other countries were being made by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees with help from the African National Congress, the main guerrilla group fighting apartheid.
July 13, 1986
Oakland's City Council voted to make the city a sanctuary for refugees from South Africa, El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti. "We hope this means that Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Haitians and South Africans living in Oakland will live their daily lives with less fear," Joan Lohman of the Oakland City of Refuge Committee said after the council voted 9 to 0 to adopt the proposal. But David N. Ilchert of the U.S.
October 20, 1990 |
When Nelson Mandela, deputy president of the African National Congress, visited Los Angeles on his triumphant U.S. tour this summer, United Methodist Bishop Jack M. Tuell was among the local dignitaries in a welcoming party for one of Mandela's talks. Tuell recalled wondering whether he could say anything meaningful as Mandela shook hands on his way to the podium. "I said one word, 'Methodist!' " Tuell wrote this week in a regional edition of the United Methodist Reporter.
July 12, 1985 |
Governor Appointed Byron L. Nishkian of San Francisco to the state Parks and Recreation Commission. A Democrat and semi-retired partner in an engineering firm, Nishkian replaces John C. Williamson of Davis, whose term expired. Commission members are reimbursed for expenses. The position requires Senate confirmation.
December 21, 1985 |
Nine South African political refugees, most of them members of the outlawed African National Congress, were shot to death early Friday in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho. The government of Lesotho said the killers were South African army commandos, but South Africa denied it. Seven blacks--four women and three men--were killed at a party about 1 a.m.