Contents: Introduction: It’s about Oil • The International Community and the Crisis in Nigeria's Oil Producing Communities: A Perspective on the US Role • Commentary: Janus Unbound: Antinomies of Petrobusiness and Petropolitics in the Niger Delta • Oil Development in Sudan • Chad Oil: Why Develop It? • NGO Efforts in Africa's Largest Oil Project • Africa's Churches Wake Up to Oil's Problems and Possibilities • Algerian Oil and Gas • Oilwatch Africa General Assembly Communiqué • Oil, Islam and September 11: An Essay Addressed to the Antiglobalization Movement • "On the Edge" Commentary Series • Algeria, Contested and Embattled • The newsletter discusses OPEC, developing countries, Oxfam, UNDP, the Bush administration, the World Bank, oil companies, Lisa Brock, Jim Cason, Jennifer Davis, Mike Fleshman, Bill Martin, Marc Mealy, Meredeth Turshen, and Michael West, drug trafficking, U.S. policy, the State Department, Moshood Abiola, Sani Abacha, the November 1995 execution of MOSOP leader Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni environmentalists, President Clinton, human rights violations, the Abacha dictatorship, Nelson Mandela, Congress, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Susan Rice, Thomas Pickering, Abdulsalami Abubakar, the Clinton Administration, Oronto Douglas, Ijaw Youth Council, the Transition Monitoring Group, the Independent National Electoral Commission, the Niger Delta, Chevron, the Kiaima Declaration, David Miller, Bayelsa State, Shell, the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Kenule Saro-Wiwa, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Public Private Partnership, community elders, Niger Delta Human and Environmental Rescue Organization Director Azibaola Robert, Mobil, Frank Kokori, Milton Dabibi, Cordelia Kokori, Hafsat Abiola, Mobil Chief Executive Officer Lucio Noto, Environmental Rights Action, Pacifica Radio reporter Amy Goodman, Maurice Dawkins, the Sierra Club, Amnesty International, Article 19, Human Rights Watch, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organi-zation (UNPO), The Africa Fund, TransAfrica, Henry Lyons, the National Baptist Convention, Deborah Robinson, the World Council of Churches Program to Combat Racism, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Wole Soyinka, Owens Wiwa, Chief Anthony Enahoro, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, NADECO, pro-democracy groups, Jumoke Ogunkeyede, the United Committee to Save Nigeria, Human Rights Watch, Project Underground, the United Church of Christ, the Church of Christ Disciples, the United Methodist Church, Obasanjo, the Center for Constitutional Rights, Dick Cheney, National Security Council Adviser Condoleeza Rice, Niger Delta Development Corp-oration (NDDC)., Onyema Ugochukwu, President Nimieri, oil reserves, the UN Special Rapporteurs for Sudan, Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy, Leonardo Franco, the National Islamic Front, IMF (International Monetary Fund), helicopter gunships, the Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company (GNPOC), Talisman Energy of Canada, Pertonas, the China National Petroleum Corporation, Lundin Petroleum, TotalFinaElf, OMV, Gulf Oil, Slavneft, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the House of Representatives, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the AFL-CIO, the American Anti-Slavery Group, the Presbyterian Church, Georgette Gagnon, John Ryle, General Irdiss Derby, ExxonMobil, Irène Mandeau, deforestation, desert, Chad/Cameroon Oil & Pipeline, the Chadian Association for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights, ESSO, Environmental Defense, the European Investment Bank, the U.S. Export-Import Bank, Alexandre Biyidi, Mongo Beti, Fr. Patrick Lafon, the Catholic Church of Cameroon, the Bank Information Center, the Center for International Environmental Law, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), Archbishop Ndingi Mwana a'Nzek, the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC), Soekor, Catholic Justice and Peace Commission, UNITA, MPLA, COIEPA, Third World Network-Africa, Global Witness, Sonatrach, President Bouteflika, Kellogg Brown & Root (Halliburton), FNTPCG (National Federation of Petroleum, Chemical and Gas Workers), UGTA (General Union of Algerian Workers), BP-Amoco, Arco, the International Labour Organization (ILO), Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs), the FLN, FIS (Islamic Salvation Front), Berber Cultural Movement (MCB), the Fédération Algérienne en France (FAF), the US Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and Front des forces socialistes (FFS).
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: Association of Concerned Africa Scholars Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections