PAFMECAPan-African Freedom Movement for East and Central Africa
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East African leaders moved quickly to support the boycott once they agreed on it in PAFMECA.
These nationalists intended to attend meetings in Kampala to be convened by PAFMECA and trade unions from Uganda, Kenya, and Tanganyika, where the Boycott South Africa goods would be visited and harsher measures would certainly be taken.
The intervention of the South African government on the PAFMECA conference reveals that they took the organization seriously and viewed it as a threat.
Nyerere gave the opening speech at the conference PAFMECA conference in Moshi, Tanganyika.
32) The two trade unionists understood that the consumer boycott should not be the domain of trade unions exclusively and that the whole issue should be discussed again at the following PAFMECA meeting.
Tanganyikans began to work for implementing the PAFMECA resolution and campaign for a wider boycott against South Africa after the Moshi conference.
The campaign initiated by PAFMECA to launch a campaign to boycott South African goods was implemented successfully by the Tanganyika and Kenya leaders using both the labor unions, TANU, and Kenyan African National Union (KANU).
Another successful PAFMECA campaign was in support of Northern Rhodesia's (Zambia) independence.
PAFMECA leaders placed all their efforts on Northern Rhodesians.
44) The Pan Africanist and civil rights activist from the US, Bill Sutherland, played role in organizing the Mbeya campaign in conjunction with PAFMECA, UNIP, and the Tanganyika government.
46) All these funds were channeled to Northern Rhodesians through PAFMECA.
The campaign to link up independence movements was important for PAFMECA.