7. Editorial Note
On August 20, the Department of State announced the establishment of a Bureau of African Affairs. Congress had authorized the appointment of an additional Assistant Secretary of State on July 18 in P. L. 85–524 (72 Stat. 363). The new Bureau consisted of the Offices of Northern African Affairs and Middle and Southern African Affairs. Responsibility for Egyptian and Sudanese affairs remained within the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, out of which the African Bureau was carved. Algeria continued within the purview of the Bureau of European Affairs.
Joseph C. Satterthwaite was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs on August 23.