Justice and the market, Some thoughts by our new executive director

by Leon P. Spencer, Washington Office on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
August 1998
Publisher: Washington Office on Africa
3 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Africa, Nigeria, Zambia
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The mailing discusses the African Growth and Opportunity Act. The mailing says for those seeking a just American policy toward Africa, a bill that requires African nations to demonstrate their commitment to a free market economy if they are to reap the benefits of the act may well challenge, indeed threaten, commitment to their own common good. The mailing discusses requirements that African textiles contain U.S. thread and that the fabric be both spun and cut in the U.S. if textiles were to be eligible for the bill's benefits and the demands that African nations remove restrictions upon foreign investment and reduce allegedly "high" corporate taxes. The mailing discusses Mobil Oil and the IMF (International Monetary Fund). Spencer says he hope the Washington Office on Africa will encourage reflection and action about the issues before us, provide timely information about the Congressional agenda and the administration's African initiatives, support Africa advocacy efforts of sponsoring organizations and their constituencies, offer possibilities for networking to enhance our effectiveness, and facilitate discussion about our concerns that may not be addressed by political Washington at all. The mailing discusses the rural and agricultural development legislation called the Africa: Seeds of Hope and Bread for the World. The mailing discusses the Gen. Abubakar and the Nigerian Democracy and Civil Society Empowerment Act.
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections