ACAS Bulletin

Privatizing and Militarizing Africa
(No. 66)
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
New York, United States
Winter 2003-2004
31 pages
Contents: Introduction by Meredeth Turshen and Daniel Volman • Struggles for Power and Profit Through Privatization in Africa With Special Reference to Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa by Caroline Ifeka • Privatization: The Key to Corrupt Government in Kenya by Eric E. Otenyo • Privatizing Health Services in Africa: An Update by Meredeth Turshen • The Bush Administration and African Oil: The Security Implications of U.S. Energy Policy by Daniel Volman • The U.S. Peace Movement: Lessons from a Local Case Study by Al Kagan • A Tribute to Bud Day by Betsy Schmidt • ACAS Remembers Bud Day • The newsletter discusses ACAS, ASA (African Studies Association), NGOs, the World Bank, TNCs (transnational corporations), militarization, the African Research Association/University College London , global market forces, the Niger Delta, foreign direct investment (FDI), Euro-American financial systems, water, trade unions, CBOs (Community Based Organizations), Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), multinational corporations (MNC), Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC), Kenya Industrial Estates (KIE), Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC), Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB), National Bank of Kenya (NBK), parastatals, corruption, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC), the Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation,  the National Cereals Board, the Kenya Cashewnut Company, the Kilifi Cooperative Union, the Awendo Sony Sugar Company, the Chemelil Sugar Company, the Development Finance Corporation of Kenya, the Athi River East African Cement Company, Goldenberg International, the Kisumu Medical Educational Trust, the Holiday Inn in Harare, the World Trade Organization (WTO), GATS rules, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Michael A. Westphal, Donald R. Norland, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Walter Kansteiner, the National Energy Policy Development Group, Vice President Richard Cheney, the Cheney Report, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Sonangol, ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco, TotalFinaElf, Congo-Brazzaville, ENI/Agip, Petronas, Marathon Oil, Amerada Hess, Ocean Energy, the Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company, the Chinese National Petroleum Corporation, Talisman Energy, the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Senator John Danforth, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, the Defense Department, the Africa Command, IMET (International Military Education and Training Program), the African Contingency Operations Training Assistance program, President Olusegun Obasanjo, the Gulf of Guinea, Secretary of State Colin Powell, General Carlton Fulford, the U.S. military, Theresa Whelan, African Crisis Response Initiative (ACRI), the African Contingency Operations Training Assistance (ACOTA), President Fradique de Menezes, the Director of the Office of Regional and Security Affairs Greg Engle, Operation Focus Relief (OFR), Operation Shared Accord, African military forces, the Bakassi Peninsula, political violence, the Niger River Delta, U.S. Marines, U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard, U.S.S. Pearl Harbor, hospital ships, the U.S.S. Dallas, the U.S.S. Minneapolis, the West African Training Cruise and Medical Outreach Program, General James L. Jones, AWARE (the Anti-War Anti-Racism Effort), the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association, William D. Hartung, the U.S.A. Patriot Act, the International Criminal Court, the Independent Media Center, Carol Thompson, Concerned Americans in Zimbabwe, the Mozambique Support Network, liberation movements, the Southern African Liberation Committee (SALC), U.S. corporations doing business in apartheid South Africa, the Southern Africa Resource Project, the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, Hollywood Artists Against Apartheid, and the Los Angeles City Council.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.