The Africa Fund: Building a New U.S. Relationship with Africa

by The Africa Fund
New York, New York, United States
Undated, late 1990s?
2 pages
Type: Brochure
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Africa, Mauritania, Nigeria, Sudan
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The brochure says founded in 1966 by the American Committee on Africa, The Africa Fund works for a positive U.S. policy toward Africa and supports African human rights, democracy and development. The brochure says in its first thirty years The Africa Fund served as an American voice for Africans struggling to achieve freedom. The brochure says The Fund pioneered the campaign for sanctions against apartheid, building a network of engaged elected officials, religious. leaders, civil rights leaders, trade unionists and concerned citizens in states and cities across the country. The brochure says now The Africa Fund is working to help that freedom come alive for the people of Africa. The brochure says our campaigns: support Africans struggling for democracy and human rights; oppose slavery in Mauritania and the Sudan; promote debt cancellation for African countries, seek fair trade over free trade and expanded assistance for sustainable development; seek economic and environmental justice in Nigeria, where multinational oil companies have produced devastation. The brochure says The Africa Fund empowers people at the base with the information and Strategies they need to make themselves heard on major U.S.-Africa policy issues traditionally decided by a small Washington or corporate elite. The brochure says reaching out to local religious, community and labor leaders, to state and municipal officials and their constituencies, we aim to democratize the debates and link men and women on both continents involved in common struggles for justice. The brochure says The Africa Fund educates an expanding network of religious leaders and local congregations across the U.S. about African justice issues. The brochure says The Africa Fund engages state and municipal officials with U.S. policy toward Africa – thinking globally, acting locally. The brochure says The Africa Fund promotes direct links to Africa and mutually beneficial trade and investment. The brochure says The Africa Fund supports African campaigns for human rights, democracy, corporate social responsibility and environmental justice. The brochure says issues of Interest include Africa's Debt Crisis, Human Rights / Ending Slavery, trade and investment, and help end wars in Africa. The brochure says get your local congregation to join our Faith Communities network.; get your state representative, mayor or city councilmember to join on legislative network; get your local school, union or civic organization involved in our efforts to support human rights, democracy, economic justice or debt relief. The photograph on the cover of the brochure shows Nelson Mandela with Jennifer Davis in June 1990 at a conference for anti-apartheid activists organized by The Africa Fund shortly after his release from prison. The brochure discusses Faith Communities, and State and Municipal Affairs.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Jennifer Davis papers