South Africa: Beating the Ban

International economic boycotts rarely work, but few have fared worse than the boycott of South Africa by Russia and 17 African, Asian and West Indian countries. This week the United Nations' Special Committee on Apartheid will will begin a two-week meeting with the aim of persuading more nations to bar trade with South Africa. The world, says Committee Chairman Diallo Telli of Guinea, faces a choice between "violence on the one hand, economic sanctions on the other" — a threat that black South Africans will ultimately revolt unless economic pressures force the...

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