[Dear Friend: The past year has been extremely busy and productive for the Washington Office on Africa and our Educational Fund (WOAEF).]
by Aubrey McCutcheon, Washington Office on Africa Educational Fund
Washington, DC, United States
Funding appeal from the Washington Office on Africa and the WOA Educational Fund (WOAEF). 1990 was an historic year for the people of southern Africa, and WOAEF strived to upgrade the quality and efficiency of its services and analyses of regional developments and their implications for U.S. policy. 1991 will present new, even tougher challenges for the anti-apartheid movement. While WOAEF’s work will become more important as southern Africa developments before more complex, many financial supporters have expressed the belief that the progress in South Africa will allow for a less watchful "Washington eye" and have reduced their support. The WOAEF seeks more funding; recurring yearly deficits necessitated severe staff and program cuts last year. The mailing includes the WOAEF briefing paper “Natal/KwaZulu: What's Behind the Violence?” It discusses the threats posed to trade unions and independent community groups and the prospects for negotiations. It also provides the context that U.S. press reports have conspicuously ignored, with simplified summations such as "black on black" or "tribal violence." [Note: The briefing paper is on this website.]
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the Africa Policy Information Center).
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers