Mailing including a cover letter, an editorial in the Washington Post “The Lessons from Rwanda,” a membership form, and a brochure with questions for candidates and policy makers. Questions on Africa Policy for Candidates & Policymakers Contents: Recognizing Africa’s Importance • Achieving Economic Justice • Supporting Human Rights and Democracy • Promoting Peace and Security • The mailing mentions the election campaign period, debt relief, AIDS, the IMF (International Monetary Fund)/World Bank meeting in Prague, The Africa Fund, the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), President Clinton’s trip to Nigeria, military cooperation, military repression, the Niger Delta, the Export-Import Bank (EX-IM), the Advocacy Network for Africa (ADNA), Talking about "Tribe," genocide, Gov. George Bush, the Clinton administration, the Canadian general in charge of the UN contingent in Rwanda, a bloodbath, Belgium, Vice President Al Gore, U.S. troops, thugs killing unarmed civilians, UN troops, foreign policy, national interest, African independence, U.S. trade with Africa, Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC), cancelling Africa’s unsustainable debt, the “Paris Club,” global economic institutions, UNAIDS, military dictatorship, corporate responsibility, civilian reconstruction, economic development, military expansion, children’s health, agricultural production, the former Soviet Union, policies practices, US aid, corporations, unresolved conflicts, democracy, Cóte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Egypt, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Angola, Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Sudan, African campaigns, UN humanitarian appeals, Sierra Leone, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), discriminatory and harsh immigration policies, the Cold War support of apartheid, asylum seekers, and the legacy of injustice.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the Africa Policy Information Center).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root