ACAS Bulletin

Africa's Resources in the Global Economy
(No. 75/76)
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
Irvine, California
Winter 2006/Spring 2007
62 pages
Contents: Introduction: Africa's Resources in the Twenty First Century by Editor • La Recolonización de Africa/The Recolonization of Africa by Jesus "Chucho" Garcia [Translation by Marion Traub-Werner] • Surface and Sub-Surface Resource Rights Among Indigenous Peoples in Southern Africa: Conflict or Cooperation? by Robert K.  Hitchcock • The Scramble for African Oil by Daniel Volman • Copper in the Congo: The Political Economy of Wasted Opportunities by Jan-Frederik Abbeloos • Coltan and the Congo Conflict by Julia Ogris • Blood Diamonds Are For Never: The Conflict Diamond Trade and US Popular Culture by Sarah Drake and Jesse Benjamin • Guns, Bombs, Poverty and Death in Africa: An Indictment on Modernity by Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni • The Struggle for Resource Control in the Niger Delta: The Rise and Context of M.E.N.D. by Gift Omobolanle Amaike and Jesse Benjamin • What Color Green is the Green Revolution? Greenbacks or Biodiversity? by Carol B. Thompson • Advertising Colonialism, or the Day I Cut Up My AMEX Card by William G. Martin • Is Democracy Bad for Business in Kenya? by Pamela Inoti and Jesse Benjamin • Rethinking Leadership as a Critical National Resource in Africa by Eric Masinde Aseka • The newsletter discusses democracy, foreign policy, Tiomin Resources Inc., Professor Ali Mazrui, the Gulf of Guinea, corporate exploration, Darfur, CODESRIA Bulletin, Katama Mkangi, Africafocus Bulletin, From Plunder to Colonization and Resistance, Congo Brazzaville, liberation movements, Mau-Mau, Jomo Kenyatta, the Soviet Union, Cuba, Patrice Lumumba, Amilcar Cabral, Thomas Sankara, Samora Machel, murdered, the Afro-Venezuelan Network, human rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, wildlife conservation, the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park, the Kalahari San, International Labour Organization (IKO), mineral resources, the Copper Belt, UNITA, Global Witness, the Kimberly Process, the Nama, land rights, the Tswana, the Khwe of West Caprivi, the Legal Assistance Center, the Kuru Development Trust, the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), the Kalahari Peoples Fund, the Cold War, militarization, oil production, arms sales, the African Coastal and Border Security Program (ACBSP), Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI), the African Contingency Operations Training Assistance (ACOTA), NATO, Entebbe Airport, the Department of Defense (DoD), the Horn of Africa, Union Minière du Haut Katanga, Moise Tshombe, Patrice Lumumba, Joseph Mobutu, Zaire, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zaire (AFDL), RCD (Rassemblement Congolais pour la Democratie), the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA), the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), the CIA, De Beers, NGOs, Security Council Resolution 1173, the World Diamond Council, the Campaign to Eliminate Conflict Diamonds, Jewelers for Clean Diamonds Imports, the Clean Diamonds Act, World Vision, Catholic Relief Services, Amnesty International, Oxfam America, the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, weapons of mass destruction, the African Union (AU), the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD), the African Peer Review Mechanism, the Pan-African Parliament, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), MEND (Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta), MOSOP (Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People), Ken Saro-Wiwa, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, Kofi Annan, the World Trade Organization (WTO), AIDS, and the Moi regime
Used by permission of several co-chairs of ACAS.
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