New U.S. Initiative Doubles Funds for South Africa But Cuts Funding for Other Countries in Africa

AID Action Alert No. 3
by Jennifer Davis, The Africa Fund
with Jim Cason
New York, New York, United States
April 10, 1994
Publisher: The Africa Fund
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The mailing says the Clinton administration is drafting a proposal to more than double the amount of foreign aid provided for South Africa in the next three years. The administration has refused to publicly disclose details of the program, but The Africa Fund has learned that this special almost $600 million initiative will be drawn from existing resources available for other countries in Africa. The mailing asks people to write to Senate Africa Subcommittee Chairman Paul Simon and urge him to support a special initiative for South Africa but to insist that the funds not be taken out of the Development Fund for Africa. The mailing discusses the African National Congress (ANC), Senator Nancy Kassebaum, Senator Claiborne Pell, the Foreign Relations Committee, the transition to democracy, the "Reconstruction and Development Program," Non-Governmental Organizations, Nelson Mandela, South Africa's April elections, loan guarantees for housing, electrification programs, and the economic and social legacy of apartheid. • BACKGROUND BRIEF • Clinton Administration's special Initiative for South Africa • The South Africa Aid • The Importance of Separate Funding
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root