28 April 2003 releases

1967-68 Africa: Position of Asian UK citizens

Document reference: FCO 16/55

This Foreign and Commonwealth Office file deals with the difficulties of protecting British subjects in Africa if serious unrest arose. It discusses the different levels of protection that the government would be able to provide to white British and Asian British citizens. There is discussion on emergency evacuation plans for white British citizens, and on the possibility of introducing British troops into Africa.