[Dear WOA/APIC supporter: This is a tough, tough letter to write.]

by Imani Countess, Washington Office on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
April 4, 1997
Publisher: Washington Office on Africa
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Southern Africa, Africa, Gambia, The
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The mailing says after seven years with the Washington Office on Africa and the Africa Policy Information Center (WOA/APIC), with five of those years as Executive Director, I am leaving. I have been offered a position as Congressional Liaison Officer with the African Development Foundation (ADF) and I have accepted; my new position allows me to continue working for US policies that are aimed at supporting grassroots African initiatives and enhancing African self-reliance, but does so without the pressure, stress, and long hours that characterize the progressive, non-profit environment. The mailing says I received a fax from the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, which historically has worked to help African-American farmers in the South retain their land, but is now also working in partnership with an agricultural cooperative in The Gambia; from the Berkeley-based US/South Africa Sister Community Project to the New York-based Religious Action Network of the American Committee on Africa creative linkages and substantive networks are developing. The mailing discusses the post-Cold-War/post-apartheid era, the UN and other multilateral organizations, budget-cutting, free market assumptions, and US policy toward the African continent. [Note: the Washington Office on Africa 1996 Annual Report that was enclosed with this mailing is available on this website.]
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Aubrey McCutcheon Southern Africa Papers, Michigan State University Libraries, Special Collections