This newsletter contains three articles and various brief reports.George Quester’s article summarises characteristics of the disarmament process the focus which have until recently been on the United States and the Soviet Union, with much disagreement about reducing nuclear weapons. C.P. Mulder’s article describes South Africa’s relationship with the developing black nations within its borders, neighbouring states, and the African continent.David Hirschmann’s article describes the Soviet Union with respect to the 1971 coup and counter-coup in the Sudan.The brief reports deal with the African Development Bank, Tolbert’s succession of Tubman in Liberia, Latin America, oil prospecting in Lesotho, and the appointment of an American ambassador to Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland.