Contents: The Tragedy of Long-Tenured Nation Leadership in Sub-Saharan Africa: Namibia as a Case Study • Jubilee: Update • Jubilee: Advocacy • Table of Indebtedness of African Nations • The People's Budget: A More Just Economic Policy • Stand With Africa: A Campaign of Hope • Newsbriefs • South Africa: Truth and Reconciliation Commission comes to a close • South Africa: 12 year-old AIDS icon dies • Namibia: Church defends gay rights • Namibia: Nujoma ready for fourth term • Mozambique: Chissano will not seek further term • Zimbabwe: Mugabe anticipates six more years • Southern Africa: Support for international war-crimes court is growing • Sierra Leone: Rebels free 600 child soldiers • Sudan: Peace Act sails through House • Africa: Refuge crisis critical • Africa: AIDS to cut life expectancy by 17 years • Landmines: Update • Landmines: Advocacy • Gender, Women’s Rights and AIDS • Child Soldiers • Network Notes • Important Message to Our Readers!!! • The newsletter discusses Frederick Chiluba of Zambia, President Dos Santos, Jonas Savimbi, Kabila, Mobutu, Christianity, Sam Nujoma, the SWAPO Youth League, The Namibian, Gwen Lister, Tee Ngugi, Africa's Big Men, Salim Ahmed Salim, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), Tangeni Amupadhi, international debt, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs), education, health care, privatization, the Jubilee USA Network, the U.S. Congress, Representative Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters, Bernie Sanders, the cancelation of debt, the Bush Administration, user fees, Andre du Pisani, Henning Melber, the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden, the Lutheran Church in the North (ELCIN), COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions), the SACC (South African Council of Churches), SANGOCO (South African NGO Coalition, the poor, President Mbeki, the African National Congress (ANC), Zwelinzima Vavi, Rev. Dr. Molefe Tsele, ESSET (Ecumenical Service for Socio-Economic Transformation), HIV/AIDS. Banishing hunger, building peace, conflicts in Africa, Lutheran World Relief, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America World Hunger Program, the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod World Relief, the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs, South Africa's first non-racial election, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, horrific acts of cruelty, Nkosi Johnson, the Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN), Kamuzu Banda, Robert Mugabe, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Morgan Tsvangirai, the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), a peace agreement, UN peacekeepers, fighting, Foday Sankoh, Sudan's civil war, the House of Representatives, the Sudan Peace Act, the National Democracy Alliance, the UN Population Division, the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines, the Mine Ban Treaty, James Hollingsworth, Henry Emerson, Her Majesty Queen Noor, Secretary of State Colin Powell, defense policy, Senator Patrick Leahy, Lane Evans, the Landmine Elimination and Victim Assistance Act, girls, Niger, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Mother-to-Child Transmissions, maternal deaths, health, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the U.S. Campaign to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, the Capitol Hill Forum on Child Labor, Mike Farrell, Arn Chorn, and Senator Wellstone.
Used by permission of former members of the Southern Africa Network-ELCA.
Collection: Elizabeth S. Landis collection, National Archives of Namibia