LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: SELECT LEGISLATION RELATING TO AFRICA

by Imani Countess, Washington Office on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
November 5, 1993
Publisher: Washington Office on Africa
7 pages

A cover letter and LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: SELECT LEGISLATION RELATING TO AFRICA. The Update covers several Africa-related bills, including H.R. 3225, The South Africa Transition to Democracy Act, which repeals all remaining federal sanctions against South Africa and seeks to establish a framework for future U. S. policy towards South Africa. On September 24, Nelson Mandela, President of the African National Congress (ANC), addressed the United Nations and called on the international community to lift all economic sanctions against South Africa. On that same day, the U.S. Senate introduced and passed legislation lifting the remaining federal sanctions. The mailing mentions the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressman Donald Payne, socially responsible investment, the UN arms and oil embargoes, Dan Burton, the South African Communist Party (SACP), Robert Torricelli, state and local sanctions, preemption, the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), COSATU, Richard Knight, violence monitoring, the South African Council of Churches (SACC), South African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC), World Council of Churches (WCC), Ecumenical Monitoring Programme in South Africa (EMPSA), Peter Dorfield, Kristen Lee, H.RES. 128: Concerning Democracy in Zaire, H.CON.RES 131 and S.RES. 94: Expressing Congressional concern regarding the humanitarian crisis in Sudan, withdrawal of U.S. Armed Forces from Somalia, the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986, the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), President Clinton, President Mobutu, IMF (International Monetary Fund), World Bank, U.N. Security Council, and military assistance.

Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Aubrey McCutcheon Southern Africa Papers, Michigan State University Libraries, Special Collections