ACAS Bulletin

US, Corporate America, and Africa
(No. 59)
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
Corvallis, New York, United States
Winter 2000
40 pages
Contents: US, Corporate America, and Africa: Winds of Change? Introduction to a Special Issue by William G. Martin • Privatizing Prisons from the USA to SA: Controlling Dangerous Africans across the Atlantic by William G. Martin • United States Economic Relations with Africa under the African Growth and Opportunity Act by Marc Mealy • Allies in Oppression: Talisman Energy, Inc. and the War in Sudan by Eric Reeves • Companies Involved in Oil Development in Sudan • Access to Drugs: A Universal Issue by Meredeth Turshen • "On the Edge" Commentary Series • Tanzania: The Travails of a Donor Democracy by Karim F. Hirj • The Assassination Of Laurent Kabila by Horace Campbell • Waging War Against Africa: Will Bush Follow Clinton's Lead? By William G. Martin • What is Zimbabwe? By Bud Day and Carol Thompson • Recent ACAS Letters and Alerts • The newsletter includes copies of letters from the Association of Concern Africa Scholars to Tanzania President Benjamin William Mkapa from William Martin; Uganda President Yoweri K. Museveni from William G. Martin; and  Ambassador Harold Wolpe, Special Envoy, U.S. Department of State from William G. Martin. The newsletter discusses the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), U.S. multinationals, U.S. drug firms, Clinton policy toward Africa, the Wackenhut Corporation, the Corrections Corporation of America, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Susan Rice, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), U.S. military training missions, the African Crisis Response Initiative, the Department of Defense's African Center for Strategic Studies war college in Dakar, the FBI's training of South African police at Quantico, US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, the  International Law Enforcement Academy in Gaborone, Louis Trichardt, Jim Cason, Michael West, the National Islamic Front, oil exports, the Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company (GNPOC), Hassan Turabi, Amnesty International, the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), Petronas, divestment, TIAA-CREF, the City of New York, the Presbyterian Church, Fidelity Investment Management, the Holocaust Museum (Committee on Conscience), PetroChina, Lundin Oil of Sweden, TotalFinaElf, BP Amoco, OMV of Austria, Agip of Italy, Royal Dutch Shell, multinational pharmaceutical companies, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA), President Clinton, Bernie Sanders, SmithKline Beecham, Pfizer, Senator Estes Kefauver, UNCTAD, UNCTC, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNITAR, WHO, the World Bank, the International Federation of Chemical and General Workers’ Unions, Health Action International, the International Organization of Consumers Unions, UK Monopolies Commission, TB, HIV/AIDS, AZT, Bristol-Myers Squibb, elections, the Civic United Front (CUF), Zanzibar, Pemba, Legal Aid Committee of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), the Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD-Goma), Lusaka Peace Process Accord, a Joint Military Commission, Wamba dia Wamba, Jean Pierre Bemba, National Dialogue, Sir Ketumile Masire, Mobutism, MLC (Movement for the Liberation of the Congo, Mouvement pour la Liberation du Congo), Salih Booker, The Africa Fund/American Committee on Africa (ACOA), the Africa Policy Information Center (APIC), Nelson Mandela, sanctions, apartheid, non-conditional debt relief, President Robert Mugabe, human rights, the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), structural adjustment, trade, development, RCD-ML , and Jacques Depelchin.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: Association of Concerned Africa Scholars Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections