Africa Fund News

(No. 7 Issue 1)
by The Africa Fund
with Jennifer David (editor), Richard Knight (editor)
New York, New York, United States
Winter 1998-1999
6 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Africa, Nigeria
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The newsletter discusses the unexpected death of Nigerian dictator General Sani Abacha and the illegal imprisonment of President-elect Moshood Abiola. It also discusses The Africa Fund’s Nigerian Transition Watch directed by Human Rights Coordinator Mike Fleshman. The newsletter discusses Project Director Susie Johnson and conferences that brought together state and local elected officials in Chicago and Greensboro, North Carolina and a strategy meeting at The Riverside Church in New York City. The newsletter quotes South African Consul General Sheila Sisulu; Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; and Representatives Irma Hunter Brown of Arkansas and Spencer Coggs of Wisconsin. The newsletter reports that Executive Director Jennifer Davis addressed the Conference of Mayor's Summit on Africa. Contents: HUMAN RIGHTS, 1998: NIGERIA'S YEAR OF TRAGEDY AND TRANSITION • DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT, PUBLIC OFFICIALS FOCUS ON AFRICA • US MAYORS CALL FOR AFRICAN DEBT RELIEF • DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Africa Action Archive