Washington Notes on Africa

(Volume 24, Issue 1)
by Washington Office on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
Fall 1998
8 pages
The newsletter discusses the African Growth and Opportunity Act, the Africa Seeds of Hope Act, the Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, building democracy, peace and security, the Nigerian Development and Civil Society Empowerment Act, and the International Religious Freedom Act. It discusses President Clinton and Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Susan Rice. It also discusses the terrorist attack on U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi. The newsletter says the Stony Point Center and the Washington Office on Africa have been asked to host a conference in 1999 about economic justice issues. It says the U.S. is notorious for its miserly approach to foreign aid. The newsletter discusses the African Development Fund and US AID as well as refugees. It reports that Uganda, Rwanda, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Angola all entered into the military conflict in the Congo, and that South Africa entered militarily into Lesotho. The newsletter discusses Gen. Sani Abacha, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar, and Chief Moshood Abiola. Contents: Africa Matters! Questions to ask members of the new Congress • The "Stony Point" dialogue continues • "Commitment to a just American policy toward Africa": WOA names Leon Spencer as new executive director • LEGISLATIVE UPDATE ON AFRICAN ISSUES • 105th Congress fails to act on African trade bill
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Ruth Brandon Papers