ACAS Bulletin

The African Information Crisis
(No. 62/63)
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
with Al Kagan (editor), Colin Darch (editor)
Corvallis, Oregon, United States
Spring 2002
48 pages
Contents: ACAS Executive Committee • ACAS Board of Directors • Introduction • Knowledge Banks and Gateways: The Changing Forms of Foreign Aid and Influence by Joel Samoff • Creativity, Content and Connectivity: African Women Networking Towards Social by Justice Jennifer Radloff • Textbook Publishing as the Enemy of Reading in Africa: An Over-Celebrated Industry by Walter Bgoya • Information Literacy in Africa: Empowerment or Impoverishment?  by Colin Darch and Peter G. Underwood • The Media in Southern Africa: The Politics of Power and the Power of Politics by Keyan Tomaselli • "On the Edge" Commentary  Series, Editorial Update to A Dream Betrayed by Carol Thompson • A Dream Betrayed by Janice McLaughlin • Recent ACAS Alerts • Tanzanian Environmental Activists Persecuted for Speaking Out Against World Bank Group Gold Mine!!! • Support Self-Determination for Western Sahara • The newsletter discusses the World Bank, Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC), the World Trade Organization, the General Agreement on Trade in Services, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), information and communication technologies, the Commission on the Status of Women, Women'sNet, SANGONeT, the Commission on Gender Equality, Structural Adjustment Policies, neo-colonialism, the Swedish International Development Authority (SlDA), the Children's Book Project, the academy, white males, the American Library Association (ALA), Paul Zurkowski, intellectual property rights, WomenAction, NGOs, Zaire, Mobutu Sese Seko, the AIDS/HIV epidemic, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Telkom, globalization, black empowerment, TV, Swaziland, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), ZANU-PF, Eddison Zvobgo, the Commonwealth Observer Group, Robert Mugabe, the Churches in Manicaland, Takatukwa Mupawaenda, Agnes Mapfumo, the Human Rights Forum, Chaz Maviyane-Davies, the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Rhodesia, Ian Smith, UDI (unilateral declaration of independence), atrocities, Amani Trust, Silveira House, James Wolfensohn, Rugemeleza Nshala and Tundu Lissu of the Lawyers' Environmental Action Team (LEAT), Augustine Mrema, the Tanzanian Labor Party, the Buiyanhulu Gold Mine, Meredeth Turshen , Michael West, the Bush Administration, self-determination, POLISARIO, the Security Council, Congressman Donald Payne, Congressman James Pitts, the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), Steve Herz, Friends of the Earth USA, computers and transistors.
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