U.S. Foreign Policy: An Africa Agenda

CONFERENCE REPORT
by William Minter (Editor), Willis H. Logan, Salim Salim, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Makau wa Mutua, Harry Johnston, Olusegun Obasanjo, Paul Simon, Africa Policy Information Center
Washington, DC, United States
1994
Publisher: Africa Policy Information Center
31 pages
Contents: Introduction • Africa In Transition • Some Reflections on Africa and the Global Economy • U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Africa: Building Democracy Through Popular Participation • Luncheon Remarks • Prospects for Peace • Closing Remarks • Speeches from a March 1993 conference sponsored by the Africa Office of the National Council of Churches and the Washington Office on Africa with assistance from the African-American Institute. The pamphlet includes speeches by Willis H. Logan, Director, Africa Office, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; His Excellency Salim Salim, Secretary-General, Organization of African Unity (OAU); Ms. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Africa, United Nations Development Program (UNDP); Dr. Makau wa Mutua, Projects Director, Harvard Law School Human Rights Program; Representative Harry Johnston (D-FL), Chairman, Subcommittee on Africa, House Foreign Affairs Committee; Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of Nigeria, Chairman, Africa Leadership Forum; and Senator Paul Simon, Chairman, Senate Subcommittee on Africa. The pamphlet discusses the Cold War, the Clinton administration, the liberation of South Africa, the process of change in South Africa, economic reforms, structural adjustment, development, external indebtedness, the international community, the IMF (International Monetary Fund), the World Bank, rule of law, the transparency of government, accountability of government, regular elections, President Chiluba, international economic forces, natural disasters, droughts, macroeconomic disequilibria, overextended public enterprise sectors, state marketing monopolies, import licensing, steeply cascaded tariff structures, direct price intervention, external trade, prices of cocoa and coffee, terms of trade, gross domestic income, iron ore, phosphate, copper, GDP, foreign direct investment, foreign exchange, net capital outflows, the African Development Bank, Paris Club rescheduling, agricultural and nonagricultural activities, small-scale farming and food crops, land reform, rural employment opportunities, debt forgiveness, incentives to U.S. businesses to invest in Africa, tax credits, sustainable development, the International Development Association (IDA), export processing zones (EPZ), starving children, pestilence, blood-thirsty despots, reformers, entrepreneurs, peasants, thinkers, workers, idealists, 'Soviet containment', poverty, Operation Restore Hope, torture, arbitrary arrest, incommunicado detention, personal security, due process, President Mobutu Sese Seko, civil society, Zaire, American ambassador Smith Hempstone, President Moi, the State Department, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Swiss banks, Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba, the Carter Center of Emory University, MPLA, Reagan-Bush support for UNITA, Jonas Savimbi, Charles Taylor, the Sawyer interim government, George Bush, military interventions, conflict resolution, peacekeeping, ECOMOG, interstate conflicts, destabilization of peace, intrastate conflicts, Warren Christopher, Cliff Wharton, foreign aid, and the African-American community.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the Africa Policy Information Center).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root