Africa Fund News

(No. 8 Issue 1)
by The Africa Fund
with Jennifer Davis, Sandy Boyer, Aleah Bacquie (editor), Richard Knight (editor)
New York, New York, United States
Winter 1999-2000
6 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The newsletter reports that, when South Africa's new president, Thabo Mbeki, made his first official visit to the U.S. in September, The Africa Fund and former New York City Mayor David Dinkins jointly hosted a meeting for him in Harlem. It also reports that The Africa Fund has launched a new human rights campaign against slavery which is still practiced in Mauritania. The newsletter reports that Dumisani Kumalo, the South African Ambassador to the United Nations and former Africa Fund Projects Director, hosted a reception on behalf of The Africa Fund to welcome Theo-Ben Gurirab, the Namibian Foreign Minister, who is President of the UN General Assembly for the 1999-2000 session. The newsletter reports on Nigeria, President Olusegun Obasanjo, Oil, Shell, the Niger Delta and a trip to Nigeria by The Africa Fund Human Rights Coordinator Mike Fleshman. The newsletter reports on Jubilee 2000, the worldwide campaign for debt cancellation. Contents: BUILDING THE FUTURE, THE AFRICA FUND HOSTS SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT THABO MBEKI • NEW CAMPAIGN AGAINST SLAVERY IN MAURITANIA • FROM THE DESK OF JENNIFER DAVIS • HUMAN RIGHTS DAY RECEPTION AT THE SOUTH AFRICAN MISSION • DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE • HUMAN RIGHTS, NIGERIA: ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION AND DANGEROUS UNREST • PUBLIC OFFICIALS FORGE NEW TIES TO AFRICA • WOMEN FIGHT FOR PEACE • ADDRESSING AFRICA'S DEBT CRISIS • MOZAMBIQUE FLOOD RELIEF • UNITED METHODIST INTERNS • NEW AFRICA FUND TRUSTEES
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Africa Action Archive