Contents: Introduction to US Trade With Africa: Exchange or Assault? by Carol B. Thompson • A Golden Yarn? The Impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) by Sayeed Ahmed, Ana Caballero-Mengibar, Leslie Cutting, Betty McEntire, and Lawrence Zamora • The Proposed US-SACU Free Trade Agreement (FTA): Comparison with the FTAA, CAFTA, US-Chile FTA, and US-Singapore FTA by Jill Mary Verbeck, John Kemoli Sagala, Yin Min Kyi, Daniel Ogbaharya, Luke M. Olson • ACAS “On the Edge” Commentary: No Further Evasion of the Essential Question: What Will We Do in Darfur? by Eric Reeves • ACAS Action Alert: Take Action on Human Rights Violations in Cote d’Ivoire by Tom Bassett • ACAS Action Alert: Catastrophe in Darfur (Sudan): The World's Greatest Humanitarian Crisis, Occurring Amidst Genocidal Destruction by Eric Reeves • Charts and Tables: • Chart 1: U.S. Imports from sub-Saharan Africa by Commodity Sectors, 1997-2001 • Chart 2: U.S. Imports from sub-Saharan Africa by Commodity Sectors, 2002-2003 • Table 1. SACU: Economic and Social Indicators of Member Countries (2000) • Table 2: Basic Provisions of 1969 SACU Agreement • The newsletter discusses President William Clinton, the Advocacy Net-work for Africa (ADNA), USAID, NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations), ACAS, HIV infections, the USA-SACU Free Trade Agreement, the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), President George W. Bush, Congress, exports, apparel, Lesser Developed Beneficiary Countries, the General System of Preferences (GSP), the East African Community (EAC), Export Processing Zones (EPZs), manufacturing, Transfleet Ltd., structural adjustment programs (SAPs), Sam Mumbi, the Kenya Export Council, Joseph Ngutu, Mbugua Kamau, Boniface Munyao, the Local Government Worker’s Union, human rights groups, Lillian Adhiambo, the Kenya Shoe and Leather Workers’ Union, Joseph Bolo, wages, poverty, textiles, trade, labor, environmental impact, Swaziland Investment Promotion Agency (SIPA), WalMart, K-Mart, the Clean Clothes Campaign, COSATU, the ILO, the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of the Child, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), foreign direct investment, job creation, the Genocide Convention, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres, the International Crisis Group, Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Petersen, the National Islamic Front, the UN High Commission for Human Rights, Meredeth Turshen, Michael West, Jan Egeland, ethnic cleansing, and Mukesh Kapila.
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